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Jonathan Lumb

Creative Direction DesignerProduct DesignWeb App DesignWireframingWebResponsive UIUX BrandingUI BrandingPrototypingInterface DesignStrategyBrandingMobile UI

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 3, 2020

Jonathan is a highly experienced UI/UX product designer with over 14 years of industry expertise. He is recognized as an award-winning designer renowned for his mastery in crafting strategy-driven UI/UX solutions. Jonathan excels in transforming complex requirements, business objectives, and user goals into elegantly designed products and experiences. His keen collaborative skills have allowed him to successfully partner with cross-functional teams across the globe.

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Marco Uccellini

Creative Direction DesignerFigmaAdobe PhotoshopAdobe After EffectsMobile UIWireframingBrandingVisual DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)PrototypingUX DesigneCommerce

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 1, 2022

Marco is an experienced visual and UI/UX designer who uses his expertise to create user interfaces that are both visually appealing and functional. His eye for detail and commitment to quality ensure that his work meets the highest design standards. With years of experience in the industry, Marco understands clients' needs and has a proven track record of delivering results. He is passionate about creating beautiful and intuitive user experiences.

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Dave Titley

Creative Direction DesignerDigital DesignWeb UXAdobe CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)InVisionUser Experience (UX)UX StrategySaaS DesignResponsive UIWeb App UIWeb UX DesignUX Direction

United KingdomToptal Member Since October 27, 2021

Dave is a senior UI/UX designer with 15 years of experience in designing and delivering digital products and experiences for leading brands in SaaS, finance, retail, and professional services. His primary expertise is UX strategy and consultancy and facilitating stakeholder workshops to deliver apps, websites, and creative content. He thrives in fast-paced environments and promotes close collaboration with all stakeholders to solve business problems with human-centered design methodologies.

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Ben Hayward

Creative Direction DesignerMobile DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Dashboard DesignWebsite ConversionUI PrototypingUI DesignArt DirectionSketchUX PrototypingUX Design

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 8, 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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Nik Finan

Creative Direction DesignerUI DesignInformation Architecture (IA)UI BrandingCreative StrategyWireframingArt DirectionWeb UXResponsive LayoutUser Experience (UX)FigmaUX FlowsSketch

United KingdomToptal Member Since August 4, 2020

Nik is a senior creative with more than a decade of experience in design and art direction for digital products, campaigns, brand films, and design systems. As a thinker, art director, and designer, he specializes in UX and UI design and implementation for corporate sites, mobile apps, social, and video content. His impressive client list includes Disney, Grosvenor, Hershey KitKat, Hilti, HSBC, and Johnson & Johnson.

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Charlie Osborne

Creative Direction DesignerAdobeAdobe CCWebsitesBrand GuidelinesBrand DesignIllustrator CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)InDesign CCBrandingWeb DesignBrand IdentityLogo Design

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 6, 2019

Charles is a brand consultant with a decade of industry experience in business strategy, graphic design, branding, animation, and digital marketing. His education in psychology has shaped his approach to branding, which is guided by evidence-based thinking and an effective proven process. He runs brand strategy workshops which help businesses define their brand identity and goals and make up the foundation of the designs to follow.

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James Gillen

Creative Direction DesignerAdobeAdobe SuiteWeb DesignResponsiveArt DirectionWeb UIWeb UXVisual DesignAdobe CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe IllustratorAdobe Photoshop

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 5, 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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Paul Smith

Creative Direction DesignerBrand StrategyBrand DesignUX DesignBrandingWeb DesignLogo DesignVisual Design LanguageIdentity DesignVisual DesignPresentation DesignMarketingData Visualization

United KingdomToptal Member Since November 23, 2022

Paul is a seasoned designer whose expertise bridges the gap between brand design and brand strategy. Solving business and communication problems through design, he builds identities and brands that transform organizations. Paul has worked across multiple sectors and geographic locations for some of the world's biggest agencies and on huge global brands, but he also enjoys being hands-on and involved with independent, ambitious younger businesses and startups that want to perform even better.

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Ben Laurence

Creative Direction DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorWebsitesWeb UXMobile UXResponsiveApp UIApp UXMobileDashboard DesignIllustrationWeb UI

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 24, 2020

Ben is a passionate and creative professional with over 15 years of experience in UX and UI designing for world-leading brands, including Microsoft, the English Premier League, ASOS, and the BBC. He has worked across the board, from startups to large platforms in a wide range of industries, including eCommerce, logistics, fintech, sports, insurance, and more. Ben has proven skills in creative UI execution, strategic UX vision, and clear client communication.

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Gokhun Guneyhan

Creative Direction DesignerUI DesignDashboard DesigneCommerce UXWebAndroidiOSeCommerce DesignSaaS DesignPrincipleWireframingMobile FirstInVision

United KingdomToptal Member Since November 30, 2015

Gokhun is an interaction designer with several years of experience and a special interest and expertise in marketplace and wellness startups. He's worked with various US and UK startups as a contractor or freelancer. Throughout his career, he's done the entire project lifecycle, from user research and user testing to creating user flows, wireframes, UIs, and prototypes.

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Lee Harding

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

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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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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