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Todd Tibbetts

Art Direction DesignerAdobe Premiere ProAdobe PhotoshopAdobeFigmaUX DesignCreative DirectionWeb DesignProduct DesignUI DesignAndroidiOSVisual Design

United StatesToptal Member Since December 11, 2021

Todd has been a full-time creative professional his entire career. He is a UX designer, Figma expert, video editor, and AI art enthusiast with a one-person studio in Seattle. Todd does app design, motion graphics, web design, UX design, app prototyping, presentations, and illustration. He's trustworthy, fun, friendly, on time, and on budget. His enthusiasm and love of design are infectious.

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Chris Blanz

Art Direction DesignerFigmaAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Creative DirectionProduct DesignLogo DesignPlatform DesignUX StrategyMobile UXMobile App UI

United StatesToptal Member Since March 8, 2021

Chris creates user-friendly digital experiences that inform, instruct, and inspire. He can serve multiple roles for a single project, including UX strategist, UX designer, UI designer, and copywriter, creating everything from concept sketches to high-fidelity, interactive prototypes. As a hands-on team leader, Chris has created award-winning campaigns for brands like Band-Aid, Cracker Barrel, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, MIT, The Washington Post, LEGO, and National Geographic.

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Raphael McDonnell

Art Direction DesignerSketchWireframingUser Interface (UI)Product DesigniOSUX FlowsUI DesignBrandingAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopeCommercePrototyping

United StatesToptal Member Since June 9, 2020

Raphael is an award-winning digital product designer and product manager focused on UI/UX and strategy. With decades of experience working on multi-platform products for companies in the entertainment, gaming, pharmaceutical, and SaaS industries, such as Netflix, HBO, 2K, Riot Games, SAP, Pfizer, and early-stage startups. Raphael's approach to human behavior and user-centered design allows him to solve problems—ultimately helping to shape and make digital products better.

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Olga Uzhykova

Art Direction DesignerFigmaSketchPrototypingProduct DesignWeb DesignMobile DesigniOSUX DesignUI DesignVisual DesignMobile UX DesignMobile UI Design

United StatesToptal Member Since August 31, 2021

Olha Uzhykova is an award-winning design expert with ten years of experience in the healthcare, fintech, hospitality, and eCommerce industries. Her works have consistently received accolades from industry stalwarts such as the Webby, Red Dot, San Francisco Design Week, Awwwards, and ADCE. Olga grew a client's user base by 51% or 10,000 within five months of launching their app and raised $20 million for another client while managing their team.

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Alexis Courselle

Art Direction DesignerSketchAdobePhotoshop CCInDesign CCIllustrator CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)FigmaUX DesignUI DesignBrandingWebsitesBrand Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2022

Alex is a senior conversion rate optimization (CRO) specialist fully equipped with hands-on knowledge of conversion strategy, A/B and MVT testing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media strategy and management, content creation, and design, including branding, illustrations, web UI/UX, video motion graphics, print and much more. Alex aims to catapult conversions to galactic levels.

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James Madson

Art Direction DesignerInteractive PrototypesAdobe PhotoshopSketchAdobe IllustratorInVisionUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)WireframingLogo DesignWebCommunicationSitemaps

United StatesToptal Member Since September 16, 2019

James is a UI/UX and brand designer working with startups, global brands, and non-profits to create purposeful, simple, and engaging designs. For over 15 years, he has been designing brands and digital experiences for Hoka, UGG, Reuters, Xprize, and more.

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Ludvik Herrera

Art Direction DesignerWeb DesignFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorCreative DirectionUX DesignSVGUI DesignDesign SystemsWordPressData Visualization

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2022

Ludvik is a creative catalyst, hands-on strategist, and experience designer. Through research and user-centric design principles, he applies the design thinking methodology. Ludvik crafts intuitive user experiences, creates and enhances branding, makes engaging digital products and visual presentations, and architects atomic design systems. He is insatiably curious, loves to learn, and often finds improvement and innovation on any challenge. Ludvik enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others.

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Pushkar Patange

Art Direction DesignerMobile UI DesignAdobe PhotoshopMobile UX DesignWireframingUI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignPrototypingUser Interface (UI)Augmented Reality (AR)Virtual Reality (VR)User Experience (UX)

CanadaToptal Member Since May 9, 2019

Pushkar is a senior product designer with a rich background in design, spanning game studios, design studios, and ad agencies. His expertise is crafting standout products, seamlessly blending robust UX principles with visually captivating UI designs, finely tuned through user research insights. Pushkar leverages his skills in product design, drawing from experiences in games, product development, teaching, and advertising, to create compelling and user-centric experiences.

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Josephine Ng

Art Direction DesignerFigmaSketchPhotoshop CCUI DesignUX DesignUser InterviewsProduct DesignDigital DesignVisual DesignMVP DesignMobile App DesignWebsite Redesign

FranceToptal Member Since August 30, 2022

Josie is a principal product designer based in France, where she champions design thinking, inspires data-driven design, and cultivates empathy for the everyday user. She has 10+ years of international experience in digital advertising and product design. Her journey has taken her from the US to Asia and France. Josie enjoys working on mobile app design, dynamic web experiences, and coaching and mentoring young designers.

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Mazhar Sharif

Art Direction DesignerSketch 4FigmaInVisionPhotoshop CCIllustrationAdobe Experience Design (XD)UX StrategyUser Interface (UI)User InterviewsInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile App DesignProduct Design

United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since October 31, 2022

Mazhar is a creative enthusiast and technologist with 10+ years of hands-on experience in UX and UI design and proven know-how of combining creative and usability viewpoints, resulting in world-class web and mobile applications. He designs high-impact, user-centered websites and mobile applications with a strong emotional appeal, sophisticated production values, and intuitive navigation to maximize user engagement and cement powerful brand identities.

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Karla Renteria Garcia

Art Direction DesignerIllustrator CCAfter Effects CCPhotoshop CCVisual DesignDigital DesignUX DesignUI DesignAdobe Creative SuiteBrandingCreative DirectionBrand DevelopmentLogo Design

MexicoToptal Member Since November 21, 2022

Karla has been a seasoned designer for ten years, with a background in engineering and creating visually engaging experiences for global campaigns. As a visual and UX designer, she has thrived in fast-paced environments, collaborating with cross-functional teams. She is an accomplished art director and team leader, driven by her creativity and expertise in motion graphics. Karla has worked for major tech companies and startups, balancing tight deadlines with high-quality results.

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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

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