Hire the Best UX Designers Near San Diego

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

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Emily Dubow

UX DesignerSketchWeb UIWeb App DesignResponsive UIAdobe SuiteProduct DesigniOS UI DesignUI DesignAndroid App DesignMobile App 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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Melissa Shimada

UX DesignerSketchInDesign CCiOSUser FlowsWireframingMobile ApplicationsUsability 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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Colin Simpson

UX DesignerUser Interface (UI)Web DesignVisual DesignPowerPoint DesignUI DesignProduct Design

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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Ced Funches

UX DesignerAdobe Creative SuitePresentation DesignUser FlowsPrototypingShopifyBrand ManagementBrandingUI DesignUser Interface (UI)FreelanceBrand DesignWeb UI

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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Mike Slone

UX DesignerSketchWebsitesAgileiPhoneCreative DirectionPitch DecksWebsite RedesignInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UIResponsive UIUI AuditsResponsive Web Design (RWD)

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

UX DesignerSketchResponsive UIBrandingUser Interface (UI)User ResearchiOSProduct DesignWeb DesignWireframingMobile DesignMobile UIUI 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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Dickon Kent

UX DesignerSketchAdobe SuiteAdobe PhotoshopWeb UXDigital DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)WordPressResponsive UIProposal DesignPitch DecksBrand DesigniOS

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

UX DesignerSketchWireframingPrototypingBrandingUI AnimationIllustrationIcon DesignUI DesignFigmaAgileProduct DesignSaaS

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 has worked with global brands such as Honda, Toyota, JPMorgan Chase, AT&T, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He has also worked closely with startups in multiple verticals including hospitality, health, finance, social media, gaming, and marketing.

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Joanna Schames

UX DesignerWeb DesignSketchFigmaPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCVisual DesignBrandingProduct DesignPresentation DesignMobile App DesignUI DesignArt Direction

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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Jessica Lin

UX DesignerSketchAdobe CCiOSAndroidInformation Architecture (IA)WireframingUser FlowsWordPress Design

United StatesToptal Member Since April 20, 2019

Jessica has over ten years of experience designing for mobile apps (iOS and Android), software, responsive web, information architecture, and conducting user testing. She has developed design systems, and has served in lead design roles, working closely with product managers and engineers. Her work has won several awards including Best Android Security product. Past clients and employers have included Google, Microsoft, and Ubiquiti.

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Ujunwa Melvis Okeke

UX DesignerFigmaAdobe Premiere ProUX PrototypingUI DesignProduct DesignUIResponsive Web Design (RWD)Visual DesignMobile DesignWeb App DesignWeb DesignSaaS

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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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great UX Designer

A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. As with any area of design, there is a high level of subjectiveness. This guide will help remove some of the subjectivity by allowing you to discover what makes a great UX designer and help you make the right hiring decisions.

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

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new UX 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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