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Toptal is a marketplace for top Principle designers. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal Principle freelancers for their mission critical design projects.

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Nemanja Veselinovic

Principle DesignerAdobe PhotoshopIllustrator CS6User Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)PrototypingIdentity DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD) + 0 more

SerbiaToptal Member Since June 7, 2016

Nemanja is a UI/UX specialist with over eight years of industry experience who focuses on usability, user experience, and user research in his designs. He has worked with both small and large teams, which also include teams from Google and Red Hat. Nemanja has worked as a freelancer and enjoys the challenge of solving user problems.

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Tomass Sola

Principle DesignerSketchUser Interface (UI)Mobile App DesignWeb DesigniOS App DesignWeb App DesigniOSAdobe PhotoshopUI DesignWeb UXCreative Direction + 0 more

LatviaToptal Member Since August 8, 2016

Tomass specializes in functional and beautiful user experiences for the web and mobile applications. He strives to bridge user needs and business goals to deliver the most creative and strategic UX and design solutions. Tomass communicates extremely well with his clients and has worked in teams of all sizes.

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Alexander Tsibulski

Principle DesignerSketchiOSAndroidUX DesignFigmaWebAdobe Experience Design (XD)Product DesignInteractive DesignDigital DesignAdobe PhotoshopOmniGraffle + 0 more

EstoniaToptal Member Since February 23, 2016

With a decade of experience behind him, Alexander is a UX/UI designer who's completed a lot of design practice and proven his ideas with the science of UX and usability. He's focused on eCommerce projects and also startups. Alexander will provide a personal touch and persuasive skills to fuel your business.

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Artur Eldib

Principle DesignerSketchWeb DesignUX DesignUser Interface (UI) + 0 more

BrazilToptal Member Since February 11, 2016

Artur is a product designer specializing in UX/UI design. He brings over a decade of experience with digital projects and big brands including R/GA and Razorfish—and has also designed for Blockchain. He focuses on user psychology to help foster habit cycles within the product and target markets. His unique process includes using tools like interactive prototypes which enable rapid iteration and swift progress towards a successful product.

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Arda Aksoy

Principle DesignerSketch 3Product DesignAdobe Creative SuiteUX StrategyiOSResponsive Web Design (RWD)AndroidDigital Product DesignDigital DesignWeb DesignMobile App DesignUX Design + 0 more

TurkeyToptal Member Since October 26, 2015

Arda is a digital product designer who helps businesses connect with their customers through user-centric design. He provides strategy-led, user-focused, innovative and cross-platform solutions to digital products. Since 2014, Arda has worked as a freelance consultant and has been fortunate enough to work with local or global startups and corporations from multiple industries and markets.

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Carlos Rosemberg

Principle DesignerAxure RP ProUser ResearchUX DesignUser Experience (UX)UI DesignUser RequirementsRapid Interactive PrototypingIdeation WorkshopsUsability TestingUser Journey MapsUX ResearchUser Flows + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since October 23, 2015

Carlos is a user experience strategist, researcher, and designer with over 15 years of experience in creating useful, simple, and pleasurable digital products and services. He is a focused problem-solver and reliable team player, bringing together strategic thinking, creativity, and user-centered philosophy in his daily work.

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Ilia (Elliot) Tikhomirov

Principle DesignerSketchiOSUser Interface (UI)Mobile App Design + 0 more

AustraliaToptal Member Since August 15, 2015

Ilia is a UI/UX designer with an obsession for radically simplifying user interfaces. In his opinion, the less interface you have, the better the overall user experience. Because of this, many people call him a "one-button designer," seeking to reduce interactions to the single push of a button; the rest is magic.

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Andrea Zeman

Principle DesignerSketch 3Adobe IllustratoriOSUser Experience (UX)WireframingInformation Architecture (IA)User FlowsDashboard DesignGUI DesigniPhoneFreelance Design + 0 more

CroatiaToptal Member Since June 22, 2016

Andrea is a UX designer who loves to solve problems and create products. She has 6+ years of professional experience in the digital product space and within that period she led in-house design teams, worked remotely with startups and big corporations, created mobile games played by millions, and mentored junior designers. Andrea is always on the lookout for interesting challenges and collaborations.

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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 Principle Designers through Toptal

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

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Principle designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Principle designers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Principle designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Principle designer within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Principle designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Principle designer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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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.

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    Scale as Needed

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

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

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

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