Hire the Best Mobile App Designers Near San Diego

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Melissa Shimada

Mobile App DesignerSketchInDesign CCiOSUX DesignUser FlowsWireframingWeb App UXUser InterviewsPersonasUsability TestingSitemapsInteractive Prototypes

United StatesToptal Member Since February 25, 2016

Melissa is a UX consultant with a 6+ year track record of creating award-winning websites and apps across industries. Her expertise includes research, strategy, ideation, heuristics, interaction design, information architecture, usability, data visualization, and UI. Whether you need design leadership or meticulous deliverables grounded in objectives, Melissa works effectively with interdisciplinary teams throughout the project lifecycle.

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Ced Funches

Mobile App DesignerAdobe Creative SuitePresentation DesignUser FlowsPrototypingShopifyBrand ManagementBrandingUI DesignUser Interface (UI)FreelanceUser Experience (UX)Brand Design

United StatesToptal Member Since March 27, 2019

Since 2007, Ced has been leading mobile, web, and product design for clients, including Vox Media, Conde Nast, Sony, Nintendo, the NBA, Goalcast, Smith.ai, Forbes, several tech startups, and more. He specializes in product design, user experience, user interface, and visual design to create and market meaningful products. An experienced design leader with a proven track record of successfully building, managing, and optimizing products and brands.

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Emily Dubow

Mobile App DesignerSketchWeb UIWeb App DesignResponsive UIAdobe SuiteProduct DesigniOS UI DesignUI DesignAndroid App DesignUX DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Adobe Photoshop

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2016

Since 2011, Emily has been working in UI/UX, mobile, and product design leading projects for clients including Samsung, YETI, Toronto Star, Thomson Reuters, SmartThings, Pizza Hut, a blockchain company, and more. Emily also has experience in project management and leading design teams and she enjoys working closely with engineers to deliver intuitive user experiences. All in all, Emily is a collaborative team member and a positive thinker.

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Mike Slone

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United StatesToptal Member Since March 14, 2017

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, Reebok, Taco Bell, Nike, and many others. Mike has also provided his design and leadership experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Greta Harrison

Mobile App DesignerSketchResponsive UIBrandingLean UXUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)User ResearchiOSProduct DesignWeb DesignWireframingUI Components

United StatesToptal Member Since March 6, 2019

Greta is a data-driven designer with a business and product strategy acumen, specializing in eCommerce, future mobility, and mobile. She has spent the past ten years designing innovative and intuitive consumer-facing interfaces, product platforms, and brand experiences. Greta enjoys partnering with cutting-edge brands and forward-thinking companies.

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Joanna Schames

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United StatesToptal Member Since April 4, 2021

Joanna is a full-stack digital product designer, multidisciplinary designer, and creative director with over 15 years of experience. She has led design teams within Disney, Hulu, DIRECTV, GoodRx, and various tech startups. Joanna is an expert in user experience, user interface, marketing design, advertising, and branding. Her approach combines business strategy, research, and hands-on design skills to develop user-focused, innovative solutions.

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Ujunwa Melvis Okeke

Mobile App DesignerFigmaAdobe Premiere ProUX PrototypingUX ResearchUI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignUIResponsive Web Design (RWD)Visual DesignWeb App DesignWeb Design

United StatesToptal Member Since May 18, 2021

Melvis has been a senior user experience and user interface designer for 5+ years across different industries within the product development and Agile environments. She believes that when it comes to building products in the modern, technology-driven world, every experience on any product should feel unique and satisfactory. Melvis passionately collaborates with businesses to create digital products with superb user experience and visual satisfaction.

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Angela Ji

Mobile App DesignerIllustrationAdobe Creative SuiteiOSAdobe SuiteWireframingLogo DesignBrandingArtificial Intelligence (AI)User Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)UX ArchitectureWeb App UI

United StatesToptal Member Since January 29, 2016

Angela is a full-stack UI/UX product designer, multidisciplinary designer, and creative director with over 15 years of experience She's an expert in UI, UX, mobile design, web design, responsive design, marketing design, advertising, branding, presentation design as well as experience in designing for integrated marketing strategy, social media campaigns, sales/business initiatives, and more.

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Nisa Andrews

Mobile App DesignerUser Experience (UX)Information Architecture (IA)User FlowsWireframingFigmaUI DesignProduct DesignUX DesignWeb UX Design

United StatesToptal Member Since October 10, 2016

Nisa is a product designer and strategist with UX design and front-end chops and a background in international marketing. Her wide range of skills come together through her love of solving problems. She is primarily interested in problem areas around mental health, earth sustainability, and nutrition.

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Ulisses Guimaraes

Mobile App DesignerSketchPhotoshop CCInDesign CCWeb UXApp UXWeb UIUI Pattern LibraryUser FlowstvOS UI

United StatesToptal Member Since March 26, 2018

Ulisses is a senior visual designer with experience in product design and digital marketing. He is skilled in optimizing user engagement and creating out-of-the-box solutions in first-class web and mobile applications for world-known brands such as NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, FOX Networks, and Samsung. His expertise includes brand strategies, user experience, and user interface solutions for mobile and TV apps, games, and social media.

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Dustin Morales

Mobile App DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe CCUser Interface (UI)iOSVisual DesignBrandingIdentity DesignIllustrationWeb DesignUser Experience (UX)Creative Direction

United StatesToptal Member Since July 26, 2021

Dustin is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer who's endlessly driven to create intuitive products and brands that users fall in love with. Over the last 15 years, he has been delivering unique digital experiences for global companies and startups. Dustin's clients hire him for his strategic mindset, collaborative leadership, creativity, and effectiveness. He's worked for Amazon, Nestle-Purina, Petco, Nickelodeon, Redbull, NBA, KTM Motorcycles, Disney, and was co-founder of Petnet.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Mobile App Designer

This guide deals with mobile application design and its goal is to provide clients with information on mobile design, and help them recognize a top notch mobile designer. It touches on multiple aspects of mobile application development, some or all of which will be relevant to the specific context in which you are looking to hire.

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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 Mobile App Designers Near San Diego

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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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right mobile app designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new mobile app 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

    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

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • 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

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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