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Claudia Chow

UX DesignerWeb UXeCommerceVisual DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web DesignMobile Web DesignPowerPoint Design

United StatesToptal Member Since August 4, 2017

Claudia has over 15 years of experience designing digital products for agencies and startups. A former group creative director at Huge (a full-service digital agency headquartered in Brooklyn with offices worldwide), she’s also led the creative side for AOR clients like Comcast and JetBlue working with teams from 10 to 20. Her work has been recognized by CES, the App Store, and the Webbys.

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Anne Clark

UX DesignerSketchiOSWireframingWeb UISaaS DesignArt DirectionIllustrator CCPowerPoint Design

United StatesToptal Member Since March 2, 2018

Anne is a creative director with 20 years' experience and skills in visual design and UX. She's built digital products, design systems, marketing campaigns, and mobile apps. Her work with 30+ agencies includes TandemSeven, McCann, Publicis, Havas, Digitas, JWT, Droga5, and Razorfish. Her 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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Aaron Adler

UX DesignerSketchWebAdobe IllustratorWeb DesignAdobe PhotoshopWeb UXAdobe After EffectsWeb UX DesignUI DesignSVGWeb UIFigma

United StatesToptal Member Since January 12, 2018

Aaron is a UX designer and front-end developer in NYC. He has worked on projects for Facebook, IBM, LinkedIn, R/GA, Wells Fargo, and others. Aaron's work has been recognized by Cannes, the Art Directors Club, and the New York Times. His focus is on UX design working with Figma, Sketch, InVision, Framer, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and others.

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Amélie Lamont

UX DesigneriOSVisual DesignWeb DesignWireframingInformation Architecture (IA)User ResearchPrototypingUsability TestingDigital Product DesignMobile App DesignWordPress DesignPowerPoint Design

United StatesToptal Member Since April 5, 2019

Amélie is an independent product designer, writer, and UX teacher based in New York with more than ten years of experience. They specialize in creative content strategy informed by human-centered design, cultural studies, and research. Their past clients include The Webby Awards, Facebook, Google, Slack, L'Oréàl, Penguin Group, and Universal McCann.

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Johnnie Aiello

UX DesignerSketchiOSAndroidWebUI DesignProduct DesignDigital Product DesignMobile App DesignWireframingUser FlowsWeb DesignUser Interface (UI)

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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Stefan Dufgran

UX DesignerSketchAdobe CS6Product DesignUser Interface (UI)WireframingMobile UIPhotoshop CCUI DesignMobile UI DesignResponsive UIComplex Application User Interfaces (UI)Web Design

United StatesToptal Member Since February 14, 2020

Stefan has over fifteen years of experience shipping digital websites and products at companies like Kickstarter and Stink Studios in New York. He is passionate about solving interaction challenges with elegant interfaces and well-crafted user experiences. Stefan has delivered award-winning work for clients large and small, including Spotify, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft, and Sony.

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Jordan DeVos

UX DesignerPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCInDesign CCLogo DesignBranding

United StatesToptal Member Since May 16, 2017

Jordan is an expert designer whose focus is on visual communications and whose work integrates strategy, service design, and UX/UI. She has worked in a range of companies, from corporate in-house to boutique design studios. A self-starter who wears many hats, Jordan is in her element leading a project or managing a team.

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Krasimir Galabov

UX DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidUser Interface (UI)IllustrationInteractive PrototypesVisual DesignProject Management

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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Christina Barsan

UX DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAndroidWireframingMobile App DesignWeb DesignArt DirectionCreative DirectionUsability TestingDigital DesigneCommerce Design

United StatesToptal Member Since August 4, 2016

Christina is a digital designer and creative director with over 15 years of experience as a visual thinker, problem solver, manager, collaborator, and technology lover. She constantly seeks to help her clients create the ideal brand for their business aligned with their big vision.

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Tamara Olson

UX DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchOmniGraffleWordPressUsability TestingUI DesignDigital DesignDigital Product DesignFreelance

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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Rob Devaney

UX DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe After EffectsOmniGraffleAxure RP ProSketchAdobe IllustratoriPadFigmaProduct DesignUser Interface (UI)User ResearchDashboard Design

United StatesToptal Member Since October 28, 2015

Rob is an award-winning New York City-based senior UX/UI designer with over 15 years experience designing products for some of the biggest companies in the world. Clients include ESPN, MetLife, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, The Hartford, Discovery Channel, Siemens, The United States Women's Ski Team, Fitch Ratings, Wolters Kluwer, Red Bull, Bain, GlaxoSmithKline, dozens of startups, and many more.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great UX Designer

A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. As with any area of design, there is a high level of subjectiveness. This guide will help remove some of the subjectivity by allowing you to discover what makes a great UX designer and help you make the right hiring decisions.

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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 UX Designers Near NYC

1

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 UX designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new UX 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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