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Krasimir Galabov

UI DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidUser Experience (UX)IllustrationInteractive PrototypesVisual DesignProject Management + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 7, 2015

Committed to crafting and producing forward-thinking digital products and tools, with a passion for both design and technology, Kras believes that the best work is not only functional but elegant and engaging. In the past, he has successfully contributed to creative solutions for clients such as CBS Sports, Simon & Schuster, UNICEF USA, Sirius XM, Wellpoint, Canon, Hillary Clinton, Harvard University, McKinsey, Estée Lauder, and many more.

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Ian Spangler

UI DesignerPhotoshop CCMobile App DesignSketch 3Web DesignOmniGraffleiOSWeb App DesignProduct DesignUX DesignUser Experience (UX)Information Architecture (IA)Responsive Web Design (RWD) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since November 6, 2017

Ian is a UX/UI designer, educator, and startup coach with over 12 years of professional experience designing and developing web and mobile products for high-profile and emerging brands. From his tenure as an entrepreneur wearing multiple hats, he has honed a broad, multifaceted skillset that enables him to take projects from concept to launch. Ian holds an MFA in interaction design from New York's Parsons School of Design, where he now teaches.

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Darren Trautwein

UI DesignerDigital Product DesignInformation Architecture (IA)UX DesignMobile App DesignUX ResearchSaaSUX StrategyUser Interviews + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 10, 2016

Darren is a UX leader with 25 years of applied practice providing research and design for complex transactional workflows. Leveraging executive intent and uncovering the unmet needs of users through research, he creates user experiences that capture workflow, motivate users, and are easy to use. He produces comprehensive artifacts for engineers, product managers, and designers to help articulate information architecture and user interactions.

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Tamara Olson

UI DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchOmniGraffleWordPressUX DesignUX ResearchUsability TestingUser Experience (UX)Digital DesignDigital Product DesignFreelance Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since June 25, 2016

Tamara spent many years at Google, first as a UX manager in Ads, then as a design lead for Classroom. She spent time designing at Apple (apple.com redesign) and co-founded Studio Simpatico, a NYC-based design, and development studio. Tamara is an adjunct professor at FIT (interaction design) and holds a Master’s degree from NYU’s ITP.

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Serge Zuev

UI DesignerAdobe CCBrandingWireframingSketchFigmaArt DirectionBrand ManagementWeb DesigneCommerce + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 6, 2016

Serge is a seasoned art director with +20 years of experience. He's been directing a global team of product designers and UX research professionals in five different countries, also working with executive teams of various organizations to translate corporate goals into a user experience roadmap. Serge is keen on driving change and improving areas related to outcome-driven innovation, design thinking, UX/agile methodologies, and other organizational processes.

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Matt Holloway

UI DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignSketchAdobe CCSquarespaceIllustrationBrandingWeb UXApp UXUser FlowseCommerce Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since November 21, 2019

With over 20 years of experience, Matt is an award-winning product designer, and digital creative director focused on UI/UX, product strategy, and brand systems. His seasoned experience enables him to assess projects from broad to detailed levels of attention quickly, and he produces on target and scalable solutions for clients ranging from Fortune 500 to startups.

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Roxanne Ravago

UI DesignerSketchiOSProduct DesignWeb DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)UX DesignVisual DesignUser ResearchWireframing + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 6, 2017

Roxanne has contributed to teams in a variety of roles throughout her professional history and now focuses on strategic design thinking, product design, UX/UI/IxD, and visual identity. In taking an unconventional path and learning to learn, she has gained valuable skills and confidence navigating and leading through uncertainty.

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Artur Maklyarevsky

UI DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)Product DesignUX ResearchCreative DirectionDashboard DesignPrototypingMobile DesignProject ManagementInformation Architecture (IA)Data VisualizationProcess Flows + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 26, 2017

Artur has built a few startups over the last ten years, and he's also helped others create their 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.

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Rachel Turner

UI DesignerProduct DesignVisual DesignUser Experience (UX)Interactive DesignDashboard DesignAdobe Creative Suite + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 11, 2017

As an experienced designer, Rachel builds products from ideation to launch and seamlessly integrates the brand across the customer journey. Her visual designs are creative and bold and her feedback systems are formulated with best practices in logic, ux, design systems and accessibility. For the past two decades, she’s implemented product innovation and met the business goals of organizations across a broad range of industries.

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Jake Kahana

UI DesignerPhotoshop CCUX DesignIllustrator CCInDesign CCDigital Product DesignArt DirectionWeb DesignVirtual Reality (VR)BrandingResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web UXUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since June 9, 2017

Jake is an award-winning designer who uses storytelling, art, and technology to instigate positive social change and build stronger businesses. He's worked with a range of Fortune500 companies, major nonprofits, government agencies, and startups. Over the last ten years, Jake's work has helped these companies change their public image, reach broader audiences, and impact more lives. He'd love to collaborate with you on your next big challenge.

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Johnnie Aiello

UI DesignerSketchiOSAndroidWebUX DesignProduct DesignDigital Product DesignMobile App DesignWireframingAgile UXUser FlowsWeb Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 7, 2020

Johnnie is an award-winning product designer with 10+ years of experience. He specializes in strategic design to solve business challenges. He has designed and directed digital experiences for the likes of HPE, Curaçao, ofo, Drive Shack, and John Guest. He was previously Head of Interactive and UX at Catch New York where he built the UX department, managed a team of designers and developers, and worked closely with clients’ executive teams.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great UI Designer

From the confusion that many have about the difference between UX and UI, it’s not a big surprise to see companies hiring one person to fill both shoes. UX designer and UI designer are two completely different roles and one person should not be hired to do both. Responsibilities and requirements for UI designers are always expanding and changing, just like any other technology related job.

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Testimonials

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 UI Designers 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.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

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

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

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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

    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

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • 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

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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