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Michael Dedrick

Art Direction DesignerBrand IdentityPrincipleUX StrategyUser InterviewsUser FlowsWeb DesignOmniGraffleInteractive PrototypesIllustrationBrandingAndroid UI DesignAnimation

United StatesToptal Member Since October 19, 2016

In Michael's world, users always come first. He possesses the proven ability to develop highly-effective strategic marketing collateral for high-end clients, including Apple, IBM, L’Oreal, Fidelity, Bud Light, Home Depot, Costco, and Walmart. He's committed to connecting with clients and users—and bringing their vision to life effectively across a broad, far-reaching spectrum of media.

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Warren Lebovics

Art Direction DesignerSketchFigmaAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe PhotoshopiOSWebUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Visual DesignMobile App DesignWeb App DesignWeb App UX

United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2019

Warren is a product designer with a decade of design leadership and consulting experience. Warren has led design in-person and remote teams and projects at companies large and small, including LinkedIn, Sony, Blackberry, Jumpstart, and more. Warren also has experience co-founding companies and taking companies through funding and acquisitions. He communicates extremely well and can lead and execute with teams of all sizes.

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Daniel Sigvardsson

Art Direction DesignerProduct DesigniOSApp UXUI DesignUX DesignInformation Architecture (IA)AdobeAdobe PhotoshopAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe After EffectsAndroidInteractive Design

United StatesToptal Member Since November 16, 2018

As an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer, Daniel is passionate about helping startups create a strong brand identity and visualize solutions to complex problems. He collaborates closely with clients to identify and develop the assets needed to launch and grow their businesses. With a focus on making your business succeed, Daniel brings expertise in brand strategy, identity, content strategy, user experience, visual design, product design, communication, and service design to the table.

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Sasha Marchenko

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United StatesToptal Member Since January 5, 2018

Sasha has over a decade of design experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad for corporate and startup clients. She is well-versed in design and specializes in defining UX strategies and user tests and transforming complex technical requirements into intuitive, approachable designs.

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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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Jericho Green

Art Direction DesignerAdobe PhotoshopVideo Game ConsolesPhotoshop CC

United StatesToptal Member Since December 10, 2019

Jericho is a motivated and qualified artist with a proven record of delivering exceptional results on large-scale projects. His talent is backed by several years of experience fully realizing and building varied, complex 3D media, with expertise in creating immersive, photorealistic results.

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Dustin Morales

Art Direction DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe CCInVisionUser Interface (UI)iOSMobile UIVisual DesignBrandingIdentity DesignIllustrationWeb Design

United StatesToptal Member Since October 7, 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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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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Adam Connelly

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United StatesToptal Member Since June 16, 2018

Adam has deep experience in interaction design, graphic design, digital marketing, social media, influencer marketing, and advertising. His past clients include Apple, eBay, Microsoft, Pixar, Levi's, Barbie, Kraft, Coors, Williams-Sonoma, PayPal, Nike, and Lululemon. He's visually voracious, obsessed with aesthetics, and just wants to make everything more beautiful.

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Joanna Schames

Art Direction DesignerWeb DesignUX DesignSketchFigmaPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCVisual DesignBrandingProduct DesignPresentation DesignMobile App DesignUI Design

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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Dashaan V. Tran

Art Direction DesignerFigmaAdobe CCSketchUI DesignUX DesignBrandingProduct DesignAdobe FlashPrototypingBrand StrategyVisual DesignMVP Design

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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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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