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Eyuel Berhanu

United States
Toptal Member Since September 16, 2022

As a digital marketer, Eyuel approaches business challenges with a curious mind and a fresh perspective. Over the years, he has honed his skills in leveraging data-driven insights and creative thinking to help businesses grow and thrive. Having worked with numerous startups and small companies, Eyuel has come to appreciate the energy and passion entrepreneurs bring to the table. He is always excited to collaborate with visionary founders driven to create something meaningful.

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Chris Blanz

United States
Toptal 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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Melissa Morgan

Canada
Toptal Member Since September 12, 2017

Melissa is an award-winning, multifaceted creative woman with 13+ years of experience specializing in digital technologies. She has worked with clients ranging from industry leaders to startups that have utilized her expertise in design, VR, AR, entrepreneurship, and art direction. Melissa's past clients include NBC Universal, Technicolor, Google, Harvard Business School, UEFA, Telus, Walmart, UPMC, Forbes, Giant Tiger, Rogers, Adidas, Ford, WealthSimple, and The Royal Conservatory.

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Carlos Fernando Cabrera

Guatemala
Toptal Member Since September 2, 2022

Carlos, an accomplished 3D artist and graphic designer, brings a wealth of experience crafting compelling visuals for global brands and corporations. Praised for his meticulous attention to detail and top-tier brand visuals, he is recognized as a resourceful, self-motivated, and efficient leader. Carlos excels in managing demanding workloads and delivering exceptional results on time, fostering close client collaboration throughout the process.

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Rodrigo Pitorri

Brazil
Toptal 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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Miroslav Mladic

United States
Toptal 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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Ricardo Leon Jimenez

United States
Toptal Member Since February 26, 2019

Ricardo has over 10 years of experience in product design with startups and major brands. He has a solid foundation in human-centered design, design thinking, and agile. Ricardo has led the implementation of design systems applying Apple Human Interface Guidelines, Google Material Design, and Bootstrap. He is well-versed in user research, user experience (UX), user interface design, SaaS, Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Invision, Slack, and Jira.

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Derrek Turner

United States
Toptal Member Since March 23, 2021

Derrek is a product designer and illustrator with a history of providing working solutions for notable clientele such as Delta/Virgin Airlines, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and the Charlotte Hornets. His mobile AR gaming app for Delta Airlines earned a 4.7 in the App Store. Derrek is a dedicated creative professional focused on human-centered design, digital strategy, and the delivery of high-quality products and experiences.

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Benoît Chabert

United States
Toptal Member Since December 2, 2015

Benoît has been creating digital apps for the past seven years. Since 2014, he has led product designs for startups—helping them create a unified design system and acquire new users. Benoît can do everything from low-fidelity prototypes and user flows to designing pixel-perfect layouts that adapt to any digital device.

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Isaac Kadosh

United States
Toptal Member Since September 19, 2017

Isaac is a UX strategist who helps startups and enterprises gain value and competitive advantage via product strategy and design. He's worked with a wide range of startups and brands like Wix, Dynamic Team Sports, Shop Your Way, Doogma, and two of the largest companies based in Chicago, IL: Sears and Walgreens. Isaac also defines product/UX strategies and designs user-centric experiences for eCommerce, healthcare, automotive, and SaaS.

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Ludvik Herrera

United States
Toptal 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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Guide to Hiring a Great Illustrator

Illustrators are experts at creating images that support written content. This guide to hiring illustrators features an overview of relevant skills, job description tips, and interview questions and answers that will help you identify the best candidates for your company.

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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

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

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

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

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

How to Hire Illustrators Near NYC

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right illustrator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new illustrator for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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