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Frederik Goossens

BelgiumToptal Member Since August 7, 2017

Frederik is a senior creative director, award-winning designer, business analyst, researcher, and innovation consultant currently focusing on AI. He holds an MBA from Cambridge and has over 13 years of experience managing teams for most of his career. Frederik has worked in more than 10 countries and regions for multinational corporations, agencies, and startups and founded his own company. He has designed for AI applications and is producing several AI-powered applications.

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Diego Garcia

SpainToptal Member Since February 15, 2016

Diego Garcia is a lead UX/UI product designer and design director with an unbeatable track record of creating cohesive web and mobile experiences and is disciplined at the intersections of human-centricity, UX/UI design, and product and strategy development. He has worked with high-profile companies like AIG, DIOR, Humana Inc., Kaiser Permanente, U.S. Century Bank, and many startups.

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Lucía Merlo

SpainToptal Member Since October 17, 2022

A visual designer, Lucía has spent the last ten years working with companies and museums like IKEA, LEGO, Munch Museum, and the Museum of the Future, helping them build experiences for their customers. She is a keen problem solver and can deliver visual guidelines, exhibition artwork, event design, interface design, illustrations, and animations. Lucía loves challenging herself to find a unique voice for each project and developing it further through innovative yet simple visual communication.

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Nik Finan

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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Gustavo Fernandes

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 22, 2022

Gustavo is a senior strategic designer and design director specializing in branding and identity. He has 14 years of extensive experience working with clients such as Nike, Adidas, BBC, F1, Eurosport, Apple, Mastercard, Microsoft, Xbox, and Aesop. Gustavo excels in overseeing and implementing digital and print marketing campaigns for brands from the most diverse sectors.

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Craig Tuffs

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 14, 2022

Craig is a heavyweight creative director, having worked for global household brands for over 20 years covering tech, brand, creative strategy, print, and packaging. Passionate about creating impactful, timeless design solutions that shape brands and drive innovation. Always driven by data and user-focused, he has led global creative teams, driven major rebrands, shaped digital experiences for celebrities, and delivered world-class design solutions.

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Liz Young

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 29, 2018

Elizabeth is a highly experienced creative director who has defined experiences for global brands like Universal Records and PUMA while transforming many more. With expertise in branding, social media content, digital design, and UI/UX, she has helped launch startups in Silicon Valley and create integrated brand and website designs for well-established DTC, new tech and premium sportswear brands. Elizabeth takes a holistic and reductive approach, balancing design strategy with functionality.

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Leonardo Forgerini

IrelandToptal Member Since August 2, 2022

Leonardo is a visual and graphic designer with over ten years of experience. As a self-taught designer, he won a full scholarship to Sao Paulo's renowned Mackenzie Presbyterian University and has since mapped out a diverse career path working for branding studios, online agencies, printing shops, and most recently, the IBM Design Studio in Dublin. Having worked with top Brazilian and Irish brands, Leonardo is no stranger to the global possibilities of visual design.

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Moshen (Hamed) Akhtari

FranceToptal Member Since June 7, 2022

Hamed has designed and created digital products for 11 years. His impressive client list includes CBS, Disney, Taylor Swift, Discord, BBC, and Envato. He has created 150 live digital products for designers and video creators, which earned over $3.5 million on Envato Market and the Pixflow store. Hamed has also designed UI/UX for 20+ apps, websites, and services, including Motion Factory, downloaded by 2+ million users worldwide. He has a master's degree in visual design.

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Frederic Savioz

GermanyToptal Member Since March 28, 2017

Frederic is a senior art director and creative director with more than 20 years of experience in branding, UI design, and advertising. He worked for various industries, including FMCG, banks, insurances, pet food, B2B, cryptocurrencies, startups, and more. He can count Nike, Adobe, Afla Romeo, Absolut Vodka, Jägermeister, and Volkswagen as clients. After gaining a master's in interactive art direction in Stockholm, Frederic founded the Kids—a digital and communication studio.

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Rafaela Sinopoli

FranceToptal Member Since May 9, 2016

Raf is a highly skilled UI/UX designer and Illustrator with 13+ years of experience working with diverse companies, including renowned industry leaders such as MIT, Deloitte, and Schneider Electric. With a proven track record of solving intricate design challenges, Raf has collaborated with numerous startups across the US and Europe to develop cutting-edge digital products that have garnered significant attention from venture capitalists and achieved widespread user adoption on a global scale.

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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

How to Hire Creative Directors Near Manchester

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