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Abe Serrano

Los Angeles, CA, United States
As a designer, Abe is an advocate for the user and considers himself a partner in building your brand experience. Clients hire him for his human-centric approach to design, his creative leadership, and his ability to get things done. Click to continue

Ibar Salazar

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ibar is a designer from Los Angeles, California with a decade of expertise. His blended background in marketing and design gives him a deeper and versatile understanding of brand building, consumer behavior, effective design trends, and how the user interacts with digital interfaces. His main goal is to help startups to create their identity to stand out, differentiate, and engage their audiences through the new technologies. Click to continue

Evan Kosowski

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Evan designs thoughtful digital experiences and beautiful brand aesthetics. Early in his career, he started as a branding/packaging designer for brands such as Mattel, Hasbro, Giro, and more. Quickly, he became passionate for the crossroads of art and tech which led him to digital/product design working at agencies like Huge with clients like Toyota and Hulu. Solving problems and creating beautiful, easy-to-use experiences is his cornerstone. Click to continue

Rahim Masunu

Los Angeles, CA, United States
With six years experience as a designer, Rahim’s career focuses on creatively spotlighting global brands and products through digital platforms. Triple-A brands include Sony PlayStation, eBay, Nike, Cartoon Network and Axe. He's passionate about integrating UI and UX to create innovative experiences to tell brand stories. Also with skills in branding and creative strategy, Rahim enables brands to create their voice and new visual conversations. Click to continue

Kevin Copp

Seattle, WA, United States
Kevin is a creative professional with 10+ years experience working as a designer and team lead. He's proficient in all forms of digital media design including web and app design, social and display ads, email design, video art direction, and more. He has particularly strong visual, UI, and product design skills. Click to continue

Brad Burke

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Brad is a passionate digital creative director and product designer with over eleven years of professional experience building brands and digital platforms. He's worked at some of the most highly awarded advertising agencies in the industry including R/GA, AKQA, Razorfish, and Saatchi & Saatchi. His client list includes Nike, Acura, Toyota, Vizio, and countless others. He focuses on designing delightfully intuitive products and experiences. Click to continue

David Fotherby

Truckee, CA, United States
David has created exceptional, user-centered products for some of the top Fortune, healthcare, retail, and entertainment businesses worldwide. His approach of putting the user at the center of product design ensures that clients have a clear insight on their market potential and the technical requirements needed. Click to continue

Monica Gussow

Seattle, WA, United States
Monica is a multidisciplinary art director and designer bringing a decade and a half of experience to the table. She's spent the first part of her career designing for national magazines like People and CosmoGIRL. More recently, she's been building brands through visual design and art-direction—creating websites, identities, various digital and print collateral, and more. Click to continue

Kevin Broome

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kevin has 15 years of experience working at both the boutique and the global levels of the communications industry. His goal is to offer collaborative and engaging solutions that are driven by strategy and story, and crafted to a business's or organization’s specific needs. Click to continue

Balazs Vekes

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Balazs is a senior art director and graphic designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. With 10 years of experience, he is focusing on brand identities, strategy, web, and digital product design, working with established agencies and inspiring startups around the globe. Click to continue
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“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.”
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