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Emily Michels

UX DesignerSketchWeb App DesignResponsive UIAdobe SuiteProduct DesigniOS UI DesignUI DesignAndroid App DesignMobile App DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Adobe PhotoshopAndroid + 0 more

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. She has experience in project management and leading design teams. She enjoys working closely with engineers to deliver intuitive user experiences. Emily is a collaborative team member and positive thinker.

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Ced Funches

UX DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteUser FlowsPrototypingBrand ManagementBrandingUI DesignUser Interface (UI)Brand DesignWeb UICreative DirectionAdobe IllustratorPhotoshop CC + 0 more

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

UX DesignerSketchAgileCreative DirectionMobile UIResponsive UIResponsive Web Design (RWD)ResponsiveProject ManagementInteractive PrototypesUI DesignDashboard DesignData Visualization + 0 more

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. He has also provided his design leadership and experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Luke Benjamin

UX DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUser Interface (UI)ResponsiveMobile App DesigniOSVisual DesignUser FlowsProtoyping + 0 more

Luke is a designer who loves to work on new digital products. He's been designing in multiple disciplines for over a decade and still gets excited to problem solve and work with people who are passionate about what they want to do. He's worked on many projects across multiple channels in both digital and print, specializing in product design, UI/UX design, brand identity/strategy illustration, and omnichannel marketing campaigns.

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Aaron Smith

UX DesignerAdobe CCAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsOmniGraffleAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchProtoypingUI DesignVisual DesignWireframingProduct Design + 0 more

Aaron has an MFA in new media design from AAU and has spent the past three years designing a high-growth SaaS enterprise app for Patch: a health-tech startup connecting financial and insurance accounts. He specializes in creating scalable, high-growth products for enterprise and consumer markets. He is also a member of the Design Leadership Forum with InVision working to bring design-thinking and leadership practicum to design communities.

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Amy Mew

UX DesignerSketchInDesign CCUsability TestingUser ResearchSitemapsInformation Architecture (IA)User FlowsWireframingResponsive Web Design (RWD)Rapid Prototyping + 0 more

Amy is a UX designer and researcher with over 15 years of professional experience working with advertising and branding agencies on projects for small startups to Fortune 500. She has worked in-house and remotely with multidisciplinary teams of all sizes to help guide a product’s functionality, development, content, and layout into an engaging, rewarding experience. Amy is always on the lookout for exciting and innovative collaborations.-

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Peter Perez Jr

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Peter is a senior product designer with 7+ years of experience designing user-centric digital products from conception to market. He also founded a successful subscription-based eCommerce brand and understands what it takes to build a startup from the ground up. His design decisions are primarily focused on converting and keeping users. He specializes in UX design, UI, dashboard design, productivity tools, and SAAS products.

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Alex Crockett

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Alex is a UX designer with a decade of experience helping people achieve goals using human-centered design. From working on one of the first smart TVs to an eye-tracking system for one of the first smart cars, his work is thorough and thoughtful. In addition to innovation, Alex has worked on enterprise systems and consumer applications for companies like Microsoft Games Studios, the Guardian, Boingo Wireless, and Disney.

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Jayne Vidheecharoen

UX DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignFlinto PrototypingUI DesignProduct Design + 0 more

Jayne has over ten years of experience as a designer. While at ArcTouch she and her team worked on over 40 digital products for both small startups and established brands such as Hawaiian Airlines, 3M, and Guess Jeans. Her role varied from leading strategy and creative direction to being a hands-on UI and UX designer. In all cases, she worked closely with sales, product managers, developers, QA engineers, and client stakeholders.

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Denis Lesak

UX DesignerSketchMobileProduct DesignProtoypingTablet UITablet DesignMobile UIWeb UXWeb UIUser FlowsUser ResearchPrototyping + 0 more

Denis is a strategic product designer and design system advocate passionate about solving problems and creating deeply felt experiences. He advocates for a process-driven approach to design that relies equally on empathy, data, and the ability to ideate quickly. He is a deft collaborator with a reputation for consensus-building. Denis' goal is to enrich lives, one interaction at a time.

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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

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right UX designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new UX designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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

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