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Toptal is a marketplace for top Instructional design experts, specialists, and talent. Each Toptal Instructional designer is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical instructional design projects.

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Mirko Lazarevic

Montenegro
Toptal Member Since April 1, 2019

Mirko is a seasoned UX/UI designer with over 10 years of experience, predominantly focused on designing and revamping cross-platform applications, SaaS and enterprise products, and landing pages. His areas of expertise include research, strategy, prototyping, and product design. Notably, Mirko has also worked on design projects within the music and lifestyle industries. His work has been acknowledged with several awards and featured in renowned design books, magazines, and blogs worldwide.

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Corey Lewis

United States
Toptal Member Since May 10, 2017

Corey is a passion-driven UI/UX designer who specializes in designing digital solutions for websites and mobile apps. He possesses a keen eye for creating modern, innovative, and forward-thinking user interfaces. Corey has designed for leading companies, including Disney, Toyota, DoorDash, Roche, Genentech, Seagen, Elevance Health, and National Park Services. Corey's agile experience in UI/UX and product design allows him to produce highly-effective solutions for new and current products.

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Tim Balabuch

Brazil
Toptal Member Since October 6, 2016

With more than seven years of experience in UI/UX design, Tim's been working with large teams and rising startups—contributing to the entire process and development of cross-device products. He has experience in several areas such as education, finance, fashion, entertainment, games, and healthcare. Efficiency, organization, and creativity make up the core of his work process.

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Medhat Mekky

Egypt
Toptal Member Since March 29, 2019

Medhat is an innovative user experience designer who's spent over the past 14 years spearheading projects that leave a lasting impact on digital products. He has a portfolio of over 20 projects demonstrating versatility in a wide range of industries and digital platforms. Along with being attentive to emerging trends and business needs, Medhat brings a positive demeanor with a palpable passion for designing intuitive user-centered experiences.

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Erin Stewart

United States
Toptal Member Since December 2, 2015

Erin has over 10 years of experience in product design and agile product management, leading various responsive web and native app projects for eCommerce, B2C, and B2B organizations. She works with US and global organizations ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 companies to create inspired and innovative products. She also enjoys helping build new, agile product teams and is well-versed in Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

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Rachel Turner

United States
Toptal Member Since May 19, 2017

As an experienced designer, Rachel builds products from ideation to launch and seamlessly integrates the brand across the customer journey. Her visual designs are creative and bold and her feedback systems are formulated with best practices in logic, ux, design systems and accessibility. For the past two decades, she’s implemented product innovation and met the business goals of organizations across a broad range of industries.

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Omar Aly

Germany
Toptal Member Since November 10, 2016

Omar is a UX designer based in Germany who has been developing businesses and startups over the past six years. He helped multiple clients to bring their projects to life in a form that would meet their customer's demands. He's looking to create unique project designs and to improve existing ones. Omar is passionate about prototyping and validating ideas through user testing and research.

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Ismet Lisica

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toptal Member Since July 15, 2015

Ismet Lisica’s designs include world-class user experiences across digital, physical, product and branding. Ismet is an entrepreneur, designer, and artist who has worked with hundreds of brands, created exceptional user-centered products across various industries, and exhibited worldwide.

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Testimonials
Michael is an incredible designer, and has been a great fit for our project. He just gets it in a way that can’t be taught. My goal was to pay Toptal to find me a high quality designer for my project, and that is exactly what happened. It was easy. Being able to see the portfolio work on Toptal’s platform is what gave me the infomation I needed to choose Michael. I have nothing but good things to say about Toptal and am looking forward to using Toptal for other projects in the future.

Edward Daniel

Co-Founder

I've worked very closely with Martina for over a year and have to say she is one of the best people I have ever worked with. Instead of simply following instructions blindly, she thinks through the task at hand, becoming a thought partner to help with whatever the project may be. Besides being super talented at design, she possesses specific qualities that make her exceptional to work with given the fast paced nature of being a startup. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional designer who doesn't need much direction to hit the ground running.

Sahil Khanna

Sr. Manager, Marketing

Darko did a great job figuring out the user architecture for our concept, which led him to produce terrific wireframes. His knowledge of usability and design was a perfect match for the outside voice we needed to help jumpstart our project. We would certainly recommend him and work with him again in the future.

Rich Danker

Founder

Carlos has the unique talent of blending both quantitative and qualitative research to keenly identify UX challenges and opportunities. He thinks methodically, emphatically, and holistically to produce data-driven strategies and well-executed designs. Over the past 8 years of working with fully or partially distributed teams, Carlos manages working remotely far better than anyone I've encountered because of his strong communication and presentation skills. He is the first on my list the next time I need a UX designer.

Michelle Krogmeier

Project Manager

Rafael is an amazing designer. His aesthetic sense is spot on, and he seems to be able to anticipate our needs before we even know what they are. He's taken the time to understand both our company and our clientele, and his solutions are consistently in-line with our values, interests, and our customers' needs. He delivers on time (if not earlier), works quickly, is well organized, and very effective. He's a pleasure to work with, and we're very happy to have found him through Toptal.

Ethan Brooks

CTO

How to Hire Instructional Designers Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Instructional Designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Instructional Designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire an Instructional Designer with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Instructional Designer, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire an Instructional Designer?

    To hire the right Instructional Designer, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Instructional Designers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Instructional Designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Instructional Designers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire an Instructional Designer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Instructional Designers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Instructional Designers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire an Instructional Designer on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Instructional Designers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Instructional Designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Instructional Designer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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