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Mario Stipetic

Creative Direction DesignerUser Experience (UX)eCommerceUser Interface (UI)iOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignUI DesignFlinto PrototypingUX DesignMarvel AppSaaS DesignAdobe IllustratoriOS Guides + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since October 8, 2015

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

United KingdomToptal Member Since June 28, 2016

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 entirely independently and is used to working remotely for clients and groups in various time zones.

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Chris Paul

Creative Direction DesignerUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Product DesignUser ResearchJourney MappingInformation Architecture (IA)UXUIiOS App DesignAndroid App DesignBranding + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 18, 2019

Chris is a proven design leader and UX/UI expert. He drives innovation within businesses, employing user-centered methodologies to ensure the successful delivery of digital products to customers. With almost twenty years of experience, he has worked for a plethora of global brands and design agencies, delivering digital experiences to millions of customers across the world.

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James Musgrave

Creative Direction DesignerDigital DesignBrandingArt DirectionUI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignUXUIVisual DesignBrand DesignApp UIWeb Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 8, 2019

James is an award-winning designer with twelve years of experience and a core focus on brand, UI, and UX design. He has spoken at international design conferences for Google and Adobe. James's big-name clients include Birkenstock, Louis Vuitton, Paul McCartney, Penguin Books, and Universal Music.

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Sam Flaherty

Creative Direction DesignerIllustrator CCInDesign CCPhotoshop CCWeb UIDigitalWeb DesignBrandingArt DirectionDigital DesignMockupsAdobe CC + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 30, 2016

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 SuiteRapid PrototypingiOSWordPressAndroidPersonasUI DesignUser PersonasUX DesignGame DesignUser FlowsWireframing + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 4, 2018

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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Matthew Clugston

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAfter Effects CCAdobe After EffectsAdobe Creative SuiteBrandingLogo DesignAdobe IllustratoriOSAndroidUI DesignMobile UI DesignUX Flows + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 11, 2015

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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Nassos Kappa

Creative Direction DesignerSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe Creative SuiteProduct DesignUX DesignUI DesignMobile WebResponsive LayoutResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web DesignWeb App DesignMockups + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since October 2, 2020

Nassos is a sought-after product designer and design director with 20 years of experience in branding and interface design. He brings human-centered design from concept through to validation and information architecture, and from user experience to interface design and marketing—all while managing costs and risks. Nassos' multifaceted work is at the forefront of innovation, balancing design, technology, and digital culture to develop products and services that deliver positive social impact.

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Bill Greaves

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUI DesignVisual DesignAdobe InDesignWeb DesigneCommerce DesignBranding + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 17, 2017

Bill is a multidisciplinary, marketing-driven creative with extensive commercial and practical experience across a wide range of industries and disciplines. He has proven skills in graphic design, interactive/web design, UX/UI, eCommerce, and branding.

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James Gillen

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe CCArt DirectionAdobe Experience Design (XD)Web UIAdobe IllustratorWeb UXAdobe PhotoshopVisual DesignAdobe InDesignBrandingLogo DesignUI Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 6, 2020

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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Ben Hayward

Creative Direction DesignerSketchMobile DesignUX PrototypingUI DesignArt DirectionWebsite ConversionResponsive Web Design (RWD)UI PrototypingUX Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 21, 2017

Ben is a versatile digital designer who enjoys solving user challenges, delivering results, and balancing user goals and business objectives through intuitive UX. His career path has taken him from design practice to design management and back, where he plans to stay. He just likes to create great products with the best possible user experience.

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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

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