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Amy Mew

User Research DesignerSketchInDesign CCUsability TestingPersonasMobile App UXUser Journey MapsUser Experience (UX)SitemapsInformation Architecture (IA)User FlowsWireframingResponsive Web Design (RWD) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since September 22, 2017

Amy is a UX designer and researcher with over 15 years of professional experience working with advertising and branding agencies on projects for small startups to Fortune 500. She has worked in-house and remotely with multidisciplinary teams of all sizes to help guide a product’s functionality, development, content, and layout into an engaging, rewarding experience. Amy is always on the lookout for exciting and innovative collaborations.-

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Peter Perez Jr

User Research DesignerUX DesignUI DesignWireframingBrandingUI BrandingPrototypingAgileBlockchainDashboard DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Product Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 1, 2018

Peter is a senior product designer with 7+ years of experience designing user-centric digital products from conception to market. He also founded a successful subscription-based eCommerce brand and understands what it takes to build a startup from the ground up. His design decisions are primarily focused on converting and keeping users. He specializes in UX design, UI, dashboard design, productivity tools, and SAAS products.

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Riley Pelosi

User Research DesignerUX ResearchUX DesignMobile UX DesignUsability TestingMobile UIMobile UI Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 25, 2020

Riley is a product UI/UX designer with 4+ years of enterprise and startup experience. Her work demonstrates a track record of iteratively shipping designs that are optimized for conversion, engagement, and retention. As a systematic thinker with a specialization in cross-platform design, she is passionate about turning problems into simple, cohesive, and engaging user experiences across native mobile and web applications.

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Denis Lesak

User Research DesignerSketchMobileUX FlowsProduct DesignProtoypingTablet UITablet DesignTablet UXMobile UIWeb UXWeb UIUser Interviews + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since April 3, 2017

Denis is a strategic product designer and design system advocate passionate about solving problems and creating deeply felt experiences. He advocates for a process-driven approach to design that relies equally on empathy, data, and the ability to ideate quickly. He is a deft collaborator with a reputation for consensus-building. Denis' goal is to enrich lives, one interaction at a time.

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Raphael McDonnell

User Research DesignerSketchUser Interface (UI)Product DesigniOSUX FlowsUI DesignBrandingAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopeCommercePrototypingUser Flows + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since April 20, 2020

Raph is an award-winning digital product designer and product manager focused on UI/UX and strategy. With more than 12 years of experience working on multi-platform, products for companies in the entertainment, gaming, pharmaceutical, and SaaS industries such as Netflix, HBO, 2K, Riot Games, SAP, Pfizer, and early-stage startups. Raph's approach to human behavior and user-centered design allows him to solve problems—ultimately helping to shape and make digital products better.

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Mike Slone

User Research DesignerSketchWebsitesUser Experience (UX)AgileiPhoneCreative DirectionPitch DecksUX DirectionWebsite RedesignsApp UXInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 14, 2017

Mike is a highly experienced and successful product, UX, UI, visual, and branding designer with many years of experience creating large- and small-scale designs. He has worked for global clients in many industries including ExxonMobil, Reebok, Taco Bell, Nike, and many others. Mike has also provided his design leadership and experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Ced Funches

User Research DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteUser FlowsPrototypingShopifyBrand ManagementBrandingUI DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Brand DesignWeb UICreative Direction + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 27, 2019

Ced is a performance-driven creative marketing executive with deep experience in media, entertainment, and technology. He has a proven track record of successfully building, managing, and optimizing products and brands. Ced focuses on innovation, strategy, and data-driven insights across both traditional and digital-focused marketing to deliver results and business growth for Vox, The Verge, and Eater, to name a few.

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Abe Serrano

User Research DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)Digital Product DesignVisual DesignWeb DesignAdobe PhotoshopPrototypingInternet of Things (IoT) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 30, 2016

As a lead UX strategist and designer, Abe operates at the convergence of business, design, and technology to partner with enterprise, B2B, and B2C companies to align business objectives to user needs and define a clear pathway to desired outcomes. He is a creative leader with a human-centered, lean UX methodology that results in thoughtful design systems that scale across user archetypes and devices.

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Sean Michael

User Research DesignerAdobe CCFigmaAdobe PhotoshopAdobe Premiere ProSketchiOSBrandingBrand ManagementVisual ArtUser Experience (UX)UX AuditsInnovative UX + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 21, 2019

Sean is an award-winning product designer and creative director with over 15 years of experience in technology, advertising, and entertainment. His focus on creating purposeful, human-centered designs for Toyota, Sony, Microsoft, ABC, National Geographic, and more has led to accolades from industry leaders like Clio, Webby, and AdAge. He holds certificates in data science from MIT and global health from Harvard.

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Branden Ushijima

User Research DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchiOSUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Visual DesignMobile WebApp UIApp UXWireframingUser Flows + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 31, 2018

With over 15 years as a design professional (and the last decade focused on UI/UX design), Branden has developed a personal design ethic focused on simplicity and user-centered empathy in the products he designs. Although he specializes in user experience research and design, Branden also excels as a design strategist—assisting startups and established organizations alike.

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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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