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Tamara Olson

New York City, United States
A self-employed UX designer and developer, Tamara spent several years at Google, first as a UX manager in Ads (DFP), and then as UX design lead for Google Classroom. She has crafted experiences for Apple (apple.com redesign), The Paperless Post, Conde Nast, and The New York Observer (2009 Webby nomination, best newspaper). Tamara is an adjunct professor at FIT, teaching interaction design, and holds a Master’s from NYU’s ITP. Click to continue

Darren Trautwein

New York City, United States
Darren is an off-screen crossfitter with twenty years of UX and UI design experience (I know the difference), bringing the same drive when he trains to the experiences he improves. He's not finished when he's tired. He's finished when it's done. Click to continue

Miklos Philips

New York, United States
A proponent of user-centered design thinking, Miklos has 16+ years of experience as a principal UX/UI designer in a variety of industries working in both agency and corporate environments. As a "full-stack" user experience designer, he effectively mediates between user needs, business objectives, and technical feasibility. Miklos doesn't follow design trends but focuses on creating the best user experience possible. Click to continue

Sascha Mombartz

New York, United States
Previously, Sascha worked at the New York Times and at Google's Creative Lab in New York as a web and interaction designer. After working on a retail and public opinion startup, he decided to start his own design practice. Sascha has also created Float, an iOS app that allows users to explore places through stories. Click to continue

Andrew Zellinger

New York, NY, United States
Andrew is a NY-based design director with 10+ years of experience in the design and technology industries. He specializes in designing user-centered digital products and experiences. He’s a creative leader passionate about data-driven design thinking and in activating studio culture. He designs to establish direction and project specific design principles while guiding teams toward launching memorable digital experiences. Click to continue

Brandon Rukin

New York, United States
Brandon is a UI/UX designer with over 4 years of experience working as a design consultant for top Fortune 500 companies. He has expertise in analyzing existing applications, understanding user behavior, and generating improvements to the layout, visual design, and information architecture to maximize usability. He also has worked using Agile methodologies and has experience building responsive interfaces using modern web technologies. Click to continue

Luke Peake

New York, United States
Luke is an award-winning digital designer with 18 years of experience designing for globally recognized brands. He has worked for world-renowned agencies and also has managed and directed his own team of technical experts. UX is the core of everything he does. Click to continue

Maureen Murphy

Long Beach, NY, United States
Maureen has been a UX architect for fourteen years and has experience with websites, web-based applications, kiosks, widgets, and mobile interfaces. She’s also good with content and data. She believes that all users' needs matter—not just edge cases—and she prides herself on tenaciously finding usable and scalable solutions to complex problems. Right now, she’s playing with prototyping tools, eager for what they bring to the table. Click to continue

Jim England

New York, United States
Jim is a senior product designer with experience at startups large and small. He has been the product design founder and worked as a designer at two startups (one acquired), and has freelanced for a number of clients including Handy and Bombfell. Click to continue

Rory McGuigan

Brooklyn, United States
Rory is an expert communicator and award-winning creative problem solver. With proven expertise as an art director and creative director as well as a thorough knowledge of the tools of the trade, he is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful and positive impact on his clients' projects and objectives. Click to continue
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“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.”
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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.”
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President @ New Texas Investments
“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.”
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President & CTO @ Harbor System Integrators, Inc
“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.”
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Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
“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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