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Chris Blanz

Art Direction DesignerFigmaAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Creative DirectionProduct DesignLogo DesignPlatform DesignUX StrategyMobile UXMobile App UI

United StatesToptal Member Since March 8, 2021

Chris creates user-friendly digital experiences that inform, instruct, and inspire. He can serve multiple roles for a single project, including UX strategist, UX designer, UI designer, and copywriter, creating everything from concept sketches to high-fidelity, interactive prototypes. As a hands-on team leader, Chris has created award-winning campaigns for brands like Band-Aid, Cracker Barrel, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, MIT, The Washington Post, LEGO, and National Geographic.

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Irfan Shaikh

Art Direction DesignerFigmaUX DesignProduct DesignAdobe IllustratorAfter Effects CCUser Journey MapsUser FlowsUI DesignDashboard DesignWeb App DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Adobe CC

IndiaToptal Member Since November 30, 2020

Irfan has more than 15 years of experience working for top-notch companies worldwide, including Emirates, Walmart, RBC, TurboTax, and PepsiCo. He helps companies innovate by starting with how they interact with their customers and focusing on connecting human goals and needs with possible products and services that could be launched to the market. Irfan is based in Toronto, Canada, and has a bachelor's degree in human psychology.

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Rodrigo Pitorri

Art Direction DesignerVisual DesignFigmaPhotoshop CCUX DesignProduct DesignUI DesignMobile DesignWeb DesignIllustrationResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web App DesignDigital Design

BrazilToptal Member Since January 23, 2022

Rodrigo is a product designer with nearly 20 years of experience in digital design for Brazilian, Colombian, Spanish, and U.S. companies. Having extensive knowledge in all significant product design disciplines such as UI, visual, UX, UX research, and workshop facilitation, he's proficient in leading digital products design and crafting unique user experiences. To Rodrigo, the most satisfying part is delivering solutions for complex problems and designing products that improve people's lives.

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Felipe Villarreal

Art Direction DesignereCommerceBrandingLogo DesignUser Experience (UX)Visual Design LanguageMobile App DesignUI DesignSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorIconographyPowerPoint Design

United StatesToptal Member Since June 27, 2019

Felipe is driven by his passion for making. As a creative consultant, he supports purpose-driven businesses by designing experiences that enhance people's lives. With 16 years in the creative innovation industry, he uses a combination of effective strategy, human-centered design, and strong relationships to build brands and bring products to market. Felipe offers expertise in digital product design, UI/UX, service design, visual design, and creative mentorship to software and design businesses.

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Serge Zuev

Art Direction DesignerAdobe PhotoshopWireframingSketchInVisionUser Interface (UI)Visual IdentityBrandingAdobe CCFigmaeCommerceWeb DesignDesign Systems

United StatesToptal Member Since February 12, 2016

Serge is a Lean Product Design consultant specializing in helping product teams ship the right products faster than their competitors. The teams he works with consistently outperform competitors through accelerated innovation and focusing on minimizing risks and waste to maximize return on investment.

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Rafael Castello

Art Direction DesignerAdobe CCAdobe Creative SuiteeCommerceWebsite RedesignResponsiveDesign SystemsWebsitesCampaign DesignAdobe IllustratorUI ComponentsUse CasesUser Interface (UI)

United StatesToptal Member Since May 24, 2017

Rafael is a design leader with over 15 years of experience, working in New York for Pentagram, Droga5, BBDO, and Dentsu. His design practice is often informed by the most relevant art, media, and tech innovations; his aesthetic is minimalist, engaging, and playful. Rafael has designed for Fortune 500 brands such as Aesop, Chobani, Diet Coke, J&J, Oral-B, and Under Armour. He holds degrees from leading institutions in Europe and the United States.

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Anne Clark

Art Direction DesignerProduct DesignResponsive LayoutUI DesignCreative DirectionDesign SystemsMobile ApplicationsApp UIUser Experience (UX)Web UIWireframingSaaS DesigniOS

United StatesToptal Member Since March 7, 2018

Anne is a creative director and senior digital product designer with 20+ years of experience and skills in visual design and UX. She's built digital products, design systems, marketing campaigns, and mobile apps. Her work with 40+ agencies includes Frog, McCann, Publicis, Havas, Digitas, JWT, Droga5, and Razorfish. Anne's clients have included JP Morgan, Birchbox, Sony Music, BMW, and A&E. As a co-founder of Sein Analytics, she built the company's financial analytics SaaS product.

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Miroslav Mladic

Art Direction DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe SuiteIllustrationIconographyAdobeDrawingBrandingBrand BooksBrand Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 9, 2022

Miroslav is an art director with 18 years of experience based in New York City. He is focused on brand development and has excellent design and illustration skills. From illustrating a fleet of airplanes for his home country's flagship airline to creating a collection of 200+ branded emoji stickers as a senior illustrator and art director for Kiehl's, Miroslav has been known to take a hands-on approach to directing artists, collaborating with clients, and bringing creative concepts to life.

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Al Blanco

Art Direction DesignerAdobe Experience Design (XD)Axure RP ProInVision StudioAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopDigital StrategyUX StrategyDigital Product DesignUX ResearchIntuitive UX DesignAgile UXUser Journey Maps

United StatesToptal Member Since May 3, 2021

Al hits the ground running, uncovering insights, solving big challenges through IP-worthy innovation, applying rigorous UX methodologies and human-centered design principles. Blanco is hands-on; no prima donna here. Whether inventing new digital products, tackling automated process improvement, or finding clever ways to increase engagement through award-winning experiences, he can deliver world-class websites, mobile and tablet apps, as well as industrial and consumer software with true ROI.

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Ludvik Herrera

Art Direction DesignerWeb DesignFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorCreative DirectionUX DesignSVGUI DesignDesign SystemsWordPressData Visualization

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2022

Ludvik is a creative catalyst, hands-on strategist, and experience designer. Through research and user-centric design principles, he applies the design thinking methodology. Ludvik crafts intuitive user experiences, creates and enhances branding, makes engaging digital products and visual presentations, and architects atomic design systems. He is insatiably curious, loves to learn, and often finds improvement and innovation on any challenge. Ludvik enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others.

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Busayo Odesanya

Art Direction DesignerFigmaBalsamiqSketchPrincipalMVP DesignUX ResearchSaaSDesign SystemsSaaS DesignUI DesignResponsive UIUX Design

CanadaToptal Member Since October 14, 2021

Busayo, an experienced design lead with over five years of experience, specializes in end-to-end design strategy and product execution at scale. He has managed Unity version control for a user base of over 30,000 and was recently featured at Unite 2022 and GDC 2023. Busayo is skilled in applying design thinking to optimize DesignOps processes and tools for maximum design impact.

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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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