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Matthew Clugston

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe After EffectsAdobe Creative SuiteBrandingLogo DesignAdobe IllustratoriOSAndroidUI DesignMobile UI DesignUX FlowsWeb UX + 0 more

An award winning designer and creative director with over 20 years of digital design and brand experience. Having worked with clients such as Coca Cola, Chanel, Selfridges, Coors, Channel 4, Toshiba, Cadbury's, Alianz, BT, and JCB, Matthew boasts a versatile skill set including design, motion graphics, production, and project management.

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Mario Stipetic

Creative Direction DesignerUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)iOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignUI DesignFlinto PrototypingUX DesignMarvel AppAdobe IllustratoriOS GuidesAdobe PhotoshopVisual Design + 0 more

Mario is a UI and UX designer with a passion for great quality design and over a decade of experience. He has worked for San Francisco/NYC-based startups and large enterprises such as ZTE. He is an expert in designing for iOS, SaaS products, eCommerce sites, and AR/AI apps. Recognition of note includes a nomination for "Website of the Day" award at Awwwards. He has a master's degree in design of visual communication.

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Lee Harding

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe IllustratorBrandingCorporate IdentityWeb DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Mobile App DesignPhotoshop CC + 0 more

Lee is an experienced London-based brand designer with a demonstrated history of working with clients in many different verticals. Lee's skills encompass strategy, brand naming, brand identity, UX, and UI. Lee is just as comfortable working as part of a team or completely independently and is used to working remotely for clients and teams in various time-zones.

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Sam Flaherty

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Sam is a graphic designer, art director, and creative thinker with over a decade of experience working globally with like-minded clients—such as Google, Citibank, and others—to ensure that they’re communicating with their audiences in the clearest, most effective way possible. He joined Toptal because he's interested in freelancing and wanted to work with the best talent and clientele.

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Clarke Noone

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteiOSAndroidUI DesignUX DesignGame DesignArt DirectionSketchAugmented Reality (AR) + 0 more

Clarke is a confident and enthusiastic digital native who loves to ride the wave of disruptive tech and cutting-edge digital art—drawing from the world around him to influence his core design sensibilities. With key skills in UI/UX/interaction and VR/AR, he brings a solid design sensibility to any project.

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Ákos Sándor

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe CCiOSPitch DecksArt DirectionProduct DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)BrandingFigmaSketchProtoyping + 0 more

Ákos is a senior interactive art director with over 12 years of experience. He focuses on user-centric, immersive and integrated experiences, seasoned with a large pinch of expertise in advertising. He spent the last couple of years exploring the field, creating relevant and performing campaigns and products with a large handful of aesthetics and craft involved to deliver outstanding, engaging work.

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Samuel Austin

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteSketchUI DesignBrandingWeb DesigniOSVisual Design + 0 more

Samuel is a multidisciplinary designer with over a decade of experience working with clients such as Adidas, Mumford & Sons, O2, and Universal. Recently, he's worked with blockchain startups to build rapidly and prototype apps while raising over $500,000 in funding. A talented creative with a unique hybrid skill set—branding, UI, UX, art direction, video editing, and social growth hacking—who continues to exceed business and user expectations.

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Chris Berridge

Creative Direction DesignerSketchiOSAndroidUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Product DesignBrand DesignFigmaAdobe + 0 more

Chris is a product, brand and UX/UI designer with two decades of experience. He's led design teams on projects worldwide for clients including Google, Spotify, Virgin, Experian, Marriott, and Adidas, as well as numerous startups. He brings a strategic approach to every stage of the design project lifecycle, including research, brand identity, prototyping/MVP, user testing, user interface design, and design system production.

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James Gillen

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignBrandingLogo DesignUI DesignUX DesignPrototypingWireframingResponsive Web Design (RWD) + 0 more

James has been in the industry since 2012, working with clients from around the globe creating bespoke websites, brands, and apps. Experienced with both large international clients and startups alike, he takes the time to truly get to know his clients, allowing him to create brands and websites that tell their story in an authentic, compelling way. This gives businesses a unique experience and provides them with an edge over the competition.

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Harry Tsivopoulos

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe FireworksResponsive Development + 0 more

Harry is a designer with a solid IT background who makes websites that are as unique and special as the clients who need them. He has the ability to maintain full control over the final outcome of a project without letting it get sloppy or compromise on form or function. He chooses depth over first impressions, values sense above beauty, and redefines the status quo.

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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

improvemygun.com

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

LeanTaaS, Inc.

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

Prose Market

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

Union Station

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

Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

Toptal gave us access to the best designers out there. They’re not easy to find. Those designers integrated very quickly with our existing teams. They very quickly understood our business case and the value of our solution. Toptal really allowed us to focus on building the best possible product and save a lot of time on the typical administrative pains that goes with it -- specifically, finding the best talent. Toptal designers were very responsive, always online -- and that made life very easy for us. We have ambitious goals on how to grow the application and already Toptal has been a key contributor to that success.

Thierry Jakircevic, General Manager, Digital Solutions, Bridgestone Head Office, Tokyo

Bridgestone Corporation

We had an amazing experience working with our Toptal designer. In only two weeks, we accomplished what would've taken most companies 3 months to complete. We also enjoyed working with the Toptal team to make sure we were paired up with the right designer that would fit both our company culture and working style.

Ted Blosser, Head of Sales and Customer Success

WorkRamp

Dean blew us away. He ranks right up there as one of the top five designers of the hundreds I have worked with in the past. He listened, was totally professional, and came up with a 3D rotating cube design completely on his own. We didn't even ask for it, and yet it has become the centerpiece of our app and how users engage with it right off the bat. What he produced inspired all of us at Votify, and put us on track for launch and investor funding.

Michael Lawrence, Founder & CEO

Votify LLC

How to Hire Creative Directors Near London

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A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right creative director for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new creative director for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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

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

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

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