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Danielle Riley

Duarte, CA, United States
Danielle is a seasoned multi-disciplinary creative director with over a decade of experience building strategic, data-driven designs, advocating for the user, and leading creative teams. She specializes in crafting UX/UI designs and is a communicative collaborator who has worked in teams of all sizes. Click to continue

Ibar Salazar

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ibar is a designer from Los Angeles, California with a decade of expertise. His blended background in marketing and design gives him a deeper and versatile understanding of brand building, consumer behavior, effective design trends, and how the user interacts with digital interfaces. His main goal is to help startups to create their identity to stand out, differentiate, and engage their audiences through the new technologies. Click to continue

Evan Kosowski

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Evan designs thoughtful digital experiences and beautiful brand aesthetics. Early in his career, he started as a branding/packaging designer for brands such as Mattel, Hasbro, Giro, and more. Quickly, he became passionate for the crossroads of art and tech which led him to digital/product design working at agencies like Huge with clients like Toyota and Hulu. Solving problems and creating beautiful, easy-to-use experiences is his cornerstone. Click to continue

Rahim Masunu

Los Angeles, CA, United States
With six years experience as a designer, Rahim’s career focuses on creatively spotlighting global brands and products through digital platforms. Triple-A brands include Sony PlayStation, eBay, Nike, Cartoon Network and Axe. He's passionate about integrating UI and UX to create innovative experiences to tell brand stories. Also with skills in branding and creative strategy, Rahim enables brands to create their voice and new visual conversations. Click to continue

Brad Burke

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Brad is a passionate digital creative director and product designer with over eleven years of professional experience building brands and digital platforms. He's worked at some of the most highly awarded advertising agencies in the industry including R/GA, AKQA, Razorfish, and Saatchi & Saatchi. His client list includes Nike, Acura, Toyota, Vizio, and countless others. He focuses on designing delightfully intuitive products and experiences. Click to continue

Adam Connelly

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Adam has deep experience in interaction design, graphic design, digital marketing, social media, influencer marketing, and advertising. His past clients include Apple, eBay, Microsoft, Pixar, Levi's, Barbie, Kraft, Coors, Williams-Sonoma, PayPal, Nike, and Lululemon. He's visually voracious, obsessed with aesthetics, and just wants to make everything more beautiful. Click to continue

Marcelo Scharlau Coelho

San Francisco, CA, United States
Marcelo is a designer with broad experience in digital projects, from apps and e-learning platforms to games and ad campaigns. As the former Head of Digital at Protarget, he successfully managed teams to develop prized projects and satisfy clients. As a multilingual professional, he is experienced with international markets. Marcelo is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in UX design at L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique. Click to continue

Lex Valishvili

Portland, OR, United States
Lex is a human-centered designer specializing in creating digital experiences that provide clear and interactive user experience, communicate a desirable message, and brings business results. With over six years of UX/UI, product design and branding experience, he strives to incorporate his knowledge and understanding of the design world and UX into every project. Previous clients range from early-stage startups to McKinsey & Company. Click to continue

Kevin Copp

Seattle, WA, United States
Kevin is a creative professional with 10+ years experience working as a designer and team lead. He's proficient in all forms of digital media design including web and app design, social and display ads, email design, video art direction, and more. He has particularly strong visual, UI, and product design skills. Click to continue

David Fotherby

Truckee, CA, United States
David has created exceptional, user-centered products for some of the top Fortune, healthcare, retail, and entertainment businesses worldwide. His approach of putting the user at the center of product design ensures that clients have a clear insight on their market potential and the technical requirements needed. 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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President @ New Texas Investments
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Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“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.”
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CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp
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Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
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Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“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
“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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Sr. Manager, Marketing @ CLARA analytics
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Ted Blosser
Head of Sales and Customer Success @ WorkRamp
“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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Founder @ Prose Market