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Ced Funches

Visual 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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George Vasyagin

Visual DesignerSketch 4Mobile UIAdobe Creative SuiteAndroidWeb UIWireframingiOSUX ResearchProduct DesignFigmaMobile App DesignRapid Prototyping

United StatesToptal Member Since July 24, 2017

George is a design director specializing in UI/UX design, with a strong focus on a human-centered design approach. His background includes designing visual experiences for enterprise-level brands and post-series A startups. In George's career, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, such as Uber, Intel, Nutanix, Palo Alto Networks, Statefarm, and others. He wants to build an awesome future together with you.

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Colin Simpson

Visual DesignerUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web DesignPowerPoint DesignUI DesignProduct DesignUX Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 19, 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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Mike Slone

Visual DesignerSketchWebsitesUser Experience (UX)AgileiPhoneCreative DirectionPitch DecksUX DirectionWebsite RedesignApp UXInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UI

United StatesToptal Member Since March 16, 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

Visual DesignerSketchResponsive UIBrandingLean UXUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)User ResearchiOSProduct DesignWeb DesignWireframingMobile Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 27, 2019

Greta is a product designer and consumer psychology expert who has spent the past decade designing innovative and intuitive consumer-facing interfaces, product platforms, and brand experiences. She specializes in eCommerce, future shopping, and social commerce. She is a data-driven designer with business and product strategy acumen.

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Dashaan V. Tran

Visual DesignerFigmaAdobe CCSketchUI DesignUX DesignBrandingProduct DesignAdobe FlashArt DirectionPrototypingUser Journey MapsWireframing

United StatesToptal Member Since October 4, 2022

Dashaan is an accomplished UX and product designer with more than 20 years of experience, eager to make a positive impact. Throughout his career, he increased user satisfaction by 23% with the redesign of digital products and websites and conversions by 680% with mobile app design. Moreover, Dashaan has extensive experience collaborating effectively with sales, marketing, and engineering teams to achieve quarterly KPIs.

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Justin Chung

Visual DesignerSketchWireframingPrinciplePersonasPrototypingBrandingUI AnimationIllustrationIcon DesignUX DesignUI DesignFigma

United StatesToptal Member Since June 19, 2019

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

Visual DesignerWeb DesignUX DesignSketchFigmaPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCBrandingProduct DesignPresentation DesignMobile App DesignUI DesignArt Direction

United StatesToptal Member Since March 29, 2022

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

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

United StatesToptal Member Since August 2, 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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Aaron Smith

Visual DesignerAdobe CCSaaSAdobe PhotoshopSaaS DesignAdobe IllustratorWeb DesignAdobe After EffectsOmniGraffleAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchUX DesignUI Design

United StatesToptal Member Since March 15, 2018

Aaron is a leading product designer specializing in mobile, web, and smart TV apps. He has worked with notable clients, including Hulu, Samsung, Delta, Rally Health, The Athletic, and many startups. He is an expert in end-to-end product design encompassing user research, strategy, user experience, user interface, design systems, and visual design. Aaron fosters collaboration by partnering with product teams, engineering, and leadership to deliver intuitive, user-centered products.

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Luke Benjamin

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUser Interface (UI)ResponsiveMobile App DesigniOSUX DesignUser FlowsWeb App UXPrototyping

United StatesToptal Member Since January 20, 2016

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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Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors.

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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 Visual 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.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right visual designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new visual designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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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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