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Toptal is a marketplace for clients to hire Product Researchers from around the world. Each Toptal freelance Product Research specialist is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical product research projects.

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Nate Lassiter

Product Researchers DesigneriOSMobileProduct DesignUX DesignWeb DesignUI DesignMobile UIMobile App UIMobile App UXMobile App DesignApp UXWeb UX + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 16, 2018

Nate loves to create, and for the past 11 years, he has been designing products and experiences for companies of various sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He's worked across all key design roles including branding, user research, user experience design, user interface design, copywriting, communication design, and front-end development. Nate specializes in both product and mobile design.

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Lander Muruaga

Product Researchers DesignerSketchPhotoshop CCAxure RP ProiOSAndroidUser Experience (UX)Information Architecture (IA)WireframingUsability TestingUX SpecificationsUser ResearchUX Research + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since July 14, 2019

Lander is a UX design expert with more than 15 years of experience helping companies to conceptualize, design, and launch easy-to-use products and services through research and strategy. He works worldwide with corporations, government, and startups helping them grow their products and services.

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Yana Moskalenko

Product Researchers DesignerAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratoriOSAndroidArt DirectionFigmaUX SketchingComplex Application User Interfaces (UI)User Interface (UI)Branding + 0 more

RussiaToptal Member Since July 7, 2017

Yana is a UI/UX designer, Behance award winner, and problem solver with 11+ years of experience. She creates app designs, websites, and applications in addition to providing consulting services for companies such as Trivago and LiveonRiviera. Yana has a developer background and a passion for technology with great communication skills and sense of style.

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Esperanza Garcia

Product Researchers DesignerSketch 4FigmaInterface DesignUser ResearchUX FlowsWeb UIWireframingUX DesignUI DesignResponsiveUX ResearchAxure RP Pro + 0 more

New ZealandToptal Member Since June 20, 2018

Esperanza is an experienced UX/UI designer who has worked on a variety of projects spanning web and mobile applications for a variety of clients and industries including real estate and health care. She enjoys working with organizations of all sizes from startups to enterprises and everything in between.

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Anthony Vendeirinho

Product Researchers DesignerSketchUI DesignWordPresseCommerce Design + 0 more

PortugalToptal Member Since December 17, 2016

Anthony is a UI/UX designer focused on results. Over the past six years, he has helped medium and large companies increase their revenue, some by up to 400% by creating persuasive design solutions that speak the same language as their target audience.

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Tatjana Zavadja

Product Researchers DesignerUser ResearchUser InterviewsProduct DesignUX DesignUsability TestingWireframingPrototypingInformation Architecture (IA)Lean UXiOS App Design + 0 more

FinlandToptal Member Since April 2, 2018

Tatjana is a UX and product designer with over five years of experience creating web and mobile applications, many from scratch. Her additional skills range from business and marketing to negotiation and leadership. Tatjana uses both metrics and contact with users to improve the experience while taking into account the business side as well. Recently, she's been researching crypto and blockchain topics.

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Greta Corke

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SingaporeToptal Member Since March 19, 2019

Greta is a product service experience design lead with 15+ years' experience. With a high success rate in product development, startups, and large scale website deployments, Greta has a unique approach in getting innovations to the market with strong leadership skills. In Singapore, she launched the first entirely cashless retail experience. Over the last five years in Asia, Greta has run teams in multiple locations for various MNCs to startups.

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Stoyan Stoyanov

Product Researchers DesignerSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Photoshop CCAndroidiOSWebUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Usability TestingUX ResearchUX AnalysisPrototyping + 0 more

BulgariaToptal Member Since July 4, 2019

Stoyan's 5+ years of experience, in the field of UX/UI design, lay in helping startups reach a stable product phase or established products to uncover growth opportunities. His knowledge and passion for finance were beneficial for helping his last client uncover an idea and take it to an MVP with raised investment. With an entrepreneurial attitude and a process that is collaborative, user-centered, and strategic, he achieves beautiful results.

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Lara Chikhani

Product Researchers DesignerUX DesignUX ResearchPersonasUsability TestingAndroidWordPress UX + 0 more

LebanonToptal Member Since January 10, 2017

Along with having 11 years of experience in UX design, Lara is an independent consultant who works with startups, agencies, and established businesses—helping them build better products that are customer-centric. She also mentors and trains university students and professionals how to apply proper UX techniques to the products they are making.

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Val Vasylenko

Product Researchers DesignerUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Product DesignUX ResearchUser InterviewsPrototypingRapid PrototypingFigmaSketchiOSAndroidWireframing + 0 more

UkraineToptal Member Since March 8, 2019

Val is a product designer with deep experience in digital health and wearables. He designs for mobile, web, and connected devices. His experience includes building new product concepts from scratch in addition to designing products with millions of users on a cross-device platform.

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Matthew Ernst

Product Researchers DesignerUX ResearchUX DesignAdobe CCUI DesignUser FlowsPrototypingInterface DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Responsive Web Design (RWD)Product Design + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since July 3, 2017

An accomplished UX and product designer with a unique balance of creative, technical, and research expertise. Working with the biggest brands in the world, such as the NFL, Disney, Fox, and Sony, Matt approaches every challenge with objectivity, intensity, and an analytical process. Versed in all aspects of product design from requirements gathering, research, UX/UI, branding, development, and a range of form factors: iOS, Android, web, and TV.

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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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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.

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Bridgestone Corporation

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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

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A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Product Researcher for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Product Researcher for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Product Researchers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Product Researchers 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.

  • How fast can I hire Product Researchers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Product Researcher within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Product Researchers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Product Researcher 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.

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    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.

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

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