Hire the Best UI Designers Near San Diego

Toptal is a marketplace for top remote UI designers. Top companies and start-ups in San Diego choose Toptal UI design freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Colin Simpson

UI DesignerUser Experience (UX)Web DesignVisual DesignPowerPoint DesignProduct DesignUX Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 30, 2016

Colin is an award-winning design director with over eleven years of experience. From some of the biggest brands in the world to scrappy startups, he's shown results. If you're looking for effective creative, and scalable solutions, you've come to the right place. Colin loves working with passionate and talented folks who want to get the job done right the first time.

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Emily Dubow

UI DesignerSketchWeb App DesignAdobe SuiteProduct DesigniOS UI DesignAndroid App DesignMobile App DesignUX DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Adobe PhotoshopAndroidPrototyping + 0 more

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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Ced Funches

UI DesignerAdobe Creative SuitePresentation DesignUser FlowsPrototypingShopifyBrand ManagementBrandingFreelanceUser Experience (UX)Brand DesignCreative DirectionAdobe Illustrator + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 27, 2019

Ced is a performance-driven creative marketing executive with deep experience in media, entertainment, and technology. He has a proven track record of successfully building, managing, and optimizing products and brands. Ced focuses on innovation, strategy, and data-driven insights across both traditional and digital-focused marketing to deliver results and business growth for Vox, The Verge, and Eater, to name a few.

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Mike Slone

UI DesignerSketchWebsitesUser Experience (UX)AgileiPhoneCreative DirectionPitch DecksUX DirectionWebsite RedesignsApp UXInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UI + 0 more

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

UI DesignerSketchBrandingLean UXUser Experience (UX)User ResearchiOSProduct DesignWeb DesignWireframingMobile DesignMobile UIRapid Prototyping + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 6, 2019

Greta is a data-driven designer with a business and product-strategy acumen and she specializes in eCommerce, future mobility, and mobile. Greta 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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Dickon Kent

UI DesignerSketchAdobe SuiteAdobe PhotoshopWeb UXApp UXDigital DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)WordPressUX FlowsUser ScenariosProposal DesignPitch Decks + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 23, 2018

With 23+ years of remote experience, Dickon is a digital leader in UX, product design, digital strategy, and team management. He has conceived, planned, managed, designed, and built digital products for Disney, OPI, Paramount Pictures, and the Television Academy, servicing over 50 million users. Dickon’s award-winning work has been twice nominated for a Webby as well as having been a Webby honoree.

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Justin Chung

UI DesignerSketchWireframingPersonasPrototypingBrandingIllustrationIcon DesignUX DesignFigmaAgileProduct DesignSaaS + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since November 6, 2018

For over ten years, Justin has partnered with startups and corporations to create world-class brand designs and innovative digital product experiences. He's worked with global brands such as Honda, Toyota, JPMorgan Chase, AT&T, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, while also working closely with startups in multiple verticals including hospitality, health, finance, social media, gaming, and marketing.

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Ujunwa Melvis Okeke

UI DesignerFigmaAdobe Premiere ProUX PrototypingUX ResearchUX DesignProduct DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Visual DesignMobile DesignWeb App DesignWeb Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 18, 2021

Melvis is a senior user experience and user interface designer who has worked for 5+ years across different industries, working in 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 works with businesses to create digital products with superb user experience and visual satisfaction.

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Brandon Rukin

UI DesignerResponsiveAgilePrototypingWireframingInformation Architecture (IA)User Experience (UX)Product DesignMockupsIcon DesignFigmaRapid Interactive Prototyping + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 23, 2016

Brandon is a product designer with more than five years of experience designing enterprise web applications for top Fortune 500 companies and fast-paced startups. He is an expert at analyzing user interfaces, identifying areas of improvement, and developing solutions to enhance application usability, user flows, information architecture, and visual design. He is highly self-motivated and has a passion for making things easy to use.

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Dustin Morales

UI DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe CCiOSMobile UIVisual DesignBrandingIdentity DesignIllustrationWeb DesignUser Experience (UX)Creative Direction + 0 more

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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Peter Perez Jr

UI DesignerUX DesignData VisualizationWeb DesignUser ResearchUser Experience (UX)Visual DesignWireframingBrandingPrototypingAgileBlockchainDashboard Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 1, 2018

Peter is a senior product designer and startup founder with over 10 years of experience designing user-centric digital products from conception to market. He specializes in B2B, B2C, mobile design, eCommerce, UX, UI, dashboard design, productivity tools, blockchain and SAAS products.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great UI Designer

From the confusion that many have about the difference between UX and UI, it’s not a big surprise to see companies hiring one person to fill both shoes. UX designer and UI designer are two completely different roles and one person should not be hired to do both. Responsibilities and requirements for UI designers are always expanding and changing, just like any other technology related job.

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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 UI 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 UI designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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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