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Camille DiMaggio

Freelance DesignerFigmaUser Interface (UI)iOSAndroidAndroid Material DesignUX DesignMobile DesignMobile App DesignSketchInVisionUser Experience (UX)UI Design

United StatesToptal Member Since January 17, 2019

Camille is a UX/UI designer who truly values human-centric design, a meticulous and critical thinker to make sure that her designs aim for usability, desirability, and impact. She enjoys solving complex user and business problems and has a strong relationship with cross-functional teams. Over time, she has successfully shipped custom ERP/CRM web applications, trading/finance platforms, HR/hotel web management systems, and mobile applications.

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Alexis Courselle

Freelance DesignerSketchAdobePhotoshop CCInDesign CCIllustrator CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)FigmaUX DesignUI DesignBrandingWebsitesBrand Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2022

Alex is a senior conversion rate optimization (CRO) specialist fully equipped with hands-on knowledge of conversion strategy, A/B and MVT testing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media strategy and management, content creation, and design, including branding, illustrations, web UI/UX, video motion graphics, print and much more. Alex aims to catapult conversions to galactic levels.

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Eido Gat

Freelance DesignerWireframingPrototypingBrand DesignResponsive UISketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopInVisioniOSAndroidWeb

United StatesToptal Member Since August 21, 2019

Eido is a product designer with more than 14 years of experience, focused on delivering exceptional user experiences via user-centric design, data, and collaboration. In his career, he has founded a startup, worked as a PM for a couple of ten-person product teams, and successfully filled product leadership positions during three acquisitions.

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Jason Clauss

Freelance DesignerUX DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Data VisualizationGamificationAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopFigmaDashboard DesigneCommerceUser Experience (UX)Design SystemsUser Interface (UI)

United StatesToptal Member Since March 24, 2021

Jason has 21 years of experience in design, bringing new products from inception to launch to market—the proverbial zero-to-one phase. He has delivered excellent products in often challenging environments, such as with minimal access to IA or users, and he has built and led designers, developers, and project managers' teams. Jason's design focuses on complex products with dense interactions and serious applications. Every project he's worked on has produced at least one major design innovation.

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Vasile B Tiplea

Freelance DesignerSaaSDashboard DesignResponsive UIResponsive Web Design (RWD)User FlowsWireframingResponsive LayoutTablet UITablet UXIdentity DesignSitemapsSaaS Design

United StatesToptal Member Since June 11, 2019

Vasile is a distinguished product innovator and design leader with 20+ years of experience in product, user experience, and interface design; project management; and product launch. He leverages a history of success and recognition as an integral part of award-winning product launches at Colgate, Samsung, Bose, Westfield, BCBG Maxazria group, and others. Vasile has a strong background in client relationship management to cultivate strategic partnerships and consistent customer-based growth.

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Ludvik Herrera

Freelance DesignerWeb DesignFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorArt DirectionCreative DirectionUX DesignSVGUI DesignDesign SystemsWordPress

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2022

Ludvik is a creative catalyst, hands-on strategist, and experience designer. Through research and user-centric design principles, he applies the design thinking methodology. Ludvik crafts intuitive user experiences, creates and enhances branding, makes engaging digital products and visual presentations, and architects atomic design systems. He is insatiably curious, loves to learn, and often finds improvement and innovation on any challenge. Ludvik enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others.

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Beka Kanchaveli

Freelance DesignerWeb App DesignMobile DesigniPhoneWireframingUX DesignUX AnalysisVisual DesignBrand DesignSaaS DesignDashboard DesignApp UIWeb App UX

GeorgiaToptal Member Since September 27, 2016

Beka is a lead product designer with more than ten years of experience working with a wide variety of clients, starting from startups to international corporations from all over the world. He communicates extremely well and works well in teams of all sizes. Design-wise, Beka always aims to create simple and user-friendly designs.

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Emiliano Manuel

Freelance DesignerUser Experience (UX)BrandingStorytellingArt DirectionUX DesignUI DesignCreative DirectionUser ResearchDigital Product DesignProduct DesignMobile UXUser Interface (UI)

GuatemalaToptal Member Since November 15, 2021

Emiliano is a product designer, brand consultant, and visual artist with seven years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in product strategy, branding, advertising, audiovisual and user experience. He is a full-time people watcher who nurtures and connects ideas, turning them into triumphant brand strategies and user experiences. He's built 40+ projects in the US, Europe, and Guatemala with successful products and well-positioned brands that have reached thousands of customers.

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Sara Gonzalez

Freelance DesignerPhotoshop CCFigmaSketchPitch DecksWebsitesPrototypingMobile DesignProduct DesignUser Experience (UX)InVisionWireframingInformation Architecture (IA)

United StatesToptal Member Since November 2, 2016

As a co-founder and chief creative officer at Create the Bridge, Sara brings eight years of expertise in creating immersive brand experiences, digital innovation, and large-scale design systems. Passionate about integrating user experience, design, and technology to create engaging and intuitive experiences across diverse platforms, Sara is leading CTB’s digital experience practice with a focus on beautiful and functional design solutions.

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Joseph Atwood

Freelance DesignerAdobe Experience Design (XD)FigmaSketchPhotoshop CCUser FlowsExperience DesignUI DesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorProduct DesignUX ArchitectureUX Design

United StatesToptal Member Since November 15, 2022

Joe is an experienced designer who focuses on putting users at the center of the design process, creating custom experience solutions around their needs while keeping other stakeholders' requirements in mind. His 25+ years working in UI, UX, design, product development, and marketing have enabled him to confront complex problems and move customers' journeys forward. Joe's vast experience encompasses research, architecture, user flows, high-fidelity prototypes, and collaterals.

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Linsey Peterson

Freelance DesignerInVisionBrand DesigniOS UI DesignMobile App DesignSketchAdobe IllustratorUI DesignWeb DesignIllustrationIcon DesignBrandingLogo Design

United StatesToptal Member Since June 20, 2017

Linsey has been designing websites, apps, and digital products for over 7+ years for various agencies, startups, and freelance clients. She specializes in branding, UI, and visual design and also has expertise in UX and brand strategy. Linsey has a lot of experience managing and completing projects remotely and is eager to partner with new clients helping them achieve their goals through digital strategy and design.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great Freelance Designer

A skilled and experienced freelance designer can add a fresh perspective and a definitive style to any project, but finding the right fit can often be tricky. This guide will introduce different design specializations and provide tips for what to look for when hiring a freelance designer.

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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 Freelance Designers Near San Diego

1

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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

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

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

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    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.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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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