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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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Lander Muruaga

Spain
Toptal Member Since September 18, 2019

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

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Lara Chikhani

Lebanon
Toptal Member Since July 17, 2019

In addition to 12 years of experience in UX design, Lara is an independent consultant who works with startups, agencies, and established businesses—helping them build better customer-centric products. 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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Stoyan Stoyanov

Bulgaria
Toptal Member Since September 25, 2019

Stoyan's human-centric and data-driven approach helps uncover unique growth opportunities with clear and strong value propositions for enterprises and startups. A proven expert in product design, Stoyan has command over an extensive visual design process that delivers outstanding products and services that succeed.

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Tatjana Zavadja

Finland
Toptal Member Since April 9, 2018

Design strategist and product person with over seven years of experience in designing various digital products, including enterprise-level fintech and procurement solutions. Tatjana works well with small teams and startup founders to iterate quickly, test early, and deliver fast. Her passion for entrepreneurship inspired her to organize UX Designers Camp, where she further polished her business, marketing, and leadership skills.

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Esperanza Garcia

New Zealand
Toptal Member Since June 28, 2018

Esperanza is an experienced UX/UI designer who has worked on a variety of projects spanning web and mobile applications for different 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

Portugal
Toptal Member Since October 25, 2018

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

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Greta Corke

Côte D'Ivoire
Toptal Member Since July 10, 2019

Greta is a visionary design leader with over 25 years of experience and a global perspective from extensive stays in Asia and Africa. Her designs empower individuals and communities, with a keen focus on enhancing lives through digital solutions. Greta's work spans diverse areas, from accessible services for seniors to safe platforms for girls in sports. She continually seeks excellence in utilitarian design.

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Val Vasylenko

Austria
Toptal Member Since April 17, 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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Yana Moskalenko

Argentina
Toptal Member Since September 4, 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 and provides consulting services for companies such as Trivago and LiveonRiviera. Yana has a developer background, a passion for technology, great communication skills, and a flair for style.

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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.

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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

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

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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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How to Hire Product Researchers 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 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.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Product Researcher with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Product Researcher, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Product Researcher?

    To hire the right Product Researcher, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Product Researchers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Product Researchers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Product Researchers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Product Researcher with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Product Researchers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Product Researchers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Product Researcher on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Product Researchers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal 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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  • 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.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    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

    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

    Expert Talent Matching

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

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