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Ana Medina

San Diego, CA, United States
Ana helps companies solve UX problems and create meaningful experiences through user-centered design. Her goal is to help brands connect with their users through delightful product interactions. Click to continue

Abe Serrano

Los Angeles, CA, United States
As a designer, Abe is an advocate for the user and considers himself a partner in building your brand experience. Clients hire him for his human-centric approach to design, his creative leadership, and his ability to get things done. 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

Mike Slone

Sparks, NV, United States
Mike is a highly experienced and successful product, UX, UI, visual, and branding designer with many years of experience creating large- and small-scale designs. He has worked for global clients in many industries including ExxonMobil, Caterpillar, Reebok, Taco Bell, Nike, and many others. He has also provided his design leadership and experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies. 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

Kevin Broome

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kevin has 15 years of experience working at both the boutique and the global levels of the communications industry. His goal is to offer collaborative and engaging solutions that are driven by strategy and story, and crafted to a business's or organization’s specific needs. Click to continue

Brandon R Johnson

Minneapolis, MN, United States
Brandon is a Digital Designer that has always had a passion for technology. He thrives on taking raw ideas and turning them into business solutions. Brandon has nearly 13 years of experience in interactive design. From marketing departments to top agencies, he has developed a broad skill set that is sure to suit any client. Click to continue

Austin Li

Nashville, TN, United States
Austin has worked in the digital design industry for the last five years, creating digital products and promotional material for local and global clients such as Mars, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Formica. He currently works as the Chief Creative Officer for Curu, and in the past has provided creative support to Ford Motor Company. Austin brings a passionate attitude and a willingness to learn to every project he works on. Click to continue

Tony Phillips

Louisville, CO, United States
Tony has more than 15 years of experience within several ad agency environments designing interactive experiences for big brands such as Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Chiquita, 3M, Verizon, and more. Most recently, he lead a team of Product Designers as the UX Director, building apps and enterprise solutions. He’s comfortable in Agile environment. Tony loves mentoring and also enjoys illustrating, presenting, and inspiring. WillWork2Create.com Click to continue
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Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“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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Ted Blosser
Head of Sales and Customer Success @ WorkRamp
“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.
“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 @ CLARA analytics
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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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