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Fernando Lahoz

New York, NY, United States
Fernando is a New York-based interactive art director with more than nine years of experience working for major brands in the U.S. as well as for global advertising agencies. He combines his knowledge as an art director in the fashion and luxury industries with current tech and web design trends. He's helped multiple brands from the ground-up building their identity and full online presence. Click to continue

Artur Maklyarevsky

New York, NY, United States
Artur has built a few startups over the last ten years and he's also helped others create their own designs via his studio, Design2Dev. He also has an extensive background in iterative UI/UX, IxD, and solving problems creatively. Since 2000, he's also worked with a plethora of Silicon Valley agencies as a lead designer and art director. Artur also has a master's degree in interactive telecommunications from ITP-NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Click to continue

Tanya Junell

Ridgefield, United States
Tanya is a seasoned human-centered product design and UX strategist. She has over 12 years of experience in bringing human-centered design solutions to high growth edtech, lifestyle, financial, and entertainment brands. Click to continue

Nathaniel Jabbawy

Boston, MA, United States
Over the past 15 years, Nathaniel has developed the ability to translate user and business needs into simple, holistic, B2B and consumer friendly experiences. Most recently he has served as the Lead Designer at TripAdvisor, working on both mobile and desktop products. Nathaniel believes brand and products are closely related, and he enjoys working on all aspects of product design. Click to continue

Joshua Berman

Washington, DC, United States
Joshua is an art director and designer specializing in brand development, creative strategy, and naming. He strives to incorporate creative choice into a problem-solving decision and delivers clean, on-brand results with remarkable efficiency and wit. His clients include RCI, Georgetown University, and MPRM. Click to continue

Christopher Barr

Gahanna, OH, United States
Christopher is a highly creative and multi-talented product designer with 8+ years of experience in web and mobile application design. He is instrumental in increasing traffic by teaming up with stakeholders to create authentic products while having fun doing it. Click to continue

Bruno Santiago

Toronto, ON, Canada
Bruno is an award-winning design-oriented product strategist, with a passion for digital transformation challenges. Over the past 20 years, he has gained experience in the following industries: Fintech, Travel, Automotive, FMCG, and Fashion. Click to continue

Pascal Potvin

Ottawa, ON, Canada
With 12 years of experience in UI/UX and art/creative direction, Pascal has practiced, led, and built design teams in diverse environments—leaving him with a versatile skill set, strong work ethics, and a wide breadth of knowledge. He balances well between honoring users, achieving business objectives, and delivering immersive experiences. He's crafted experiences for Sony, Turner, TCM, TNT-TBS, Fox, NBA, NFL, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Click to continue

Tidjane Tall

Toronto, ON, Canada
Tidjane has led UX/UI, product, and design vision on small to large projects for companies like Adobe, Google, Yellow Pages, and more. With over ten years of experience in mobile/web craft, he aims to connect users’ needs and business goals to deliver creative and strategic design solutions. Click to continue

Diego Garcia

Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Diego has spent more than 12 years in the design industry providing solutions for top clients/brands/products in the U.S., Japan, Ireland, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and Italy. He's a passionate art director and UX/UI designer. His skills are not only for the digital world, but also for the graphic area; he's able to develop a complete design system for companies/products, including corporate branding and designs for all visual products. Click to continue
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“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.”
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“What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.”
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Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!”
Barbara Karpf
President @ DecoratorsBest
“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.
“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
“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
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
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Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
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