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Kevin Byrd

San Francisco, CA, United States
Kevin is a design lead with 10+ years of experience designing for digital, brand, and environments. He possesses substantial experience working in both in-house and agency settings, crafting visual design for environments, campaigns, apps, packaging, identity, and brand systems. Click to continue

Kaylin Jordan Kudla

San Francisco, CA, United States
Kaylin is a senior design professional who specializes in crafting award-winning solutions for global brands and the people who matter to them. She brings a hands-on approach to managing cross-functional teams, collaborating with clients, and bringing creative concepts to life. Click to continue

Marcelo Scharlau Coelho

San Francisco, CA, United States
Marcelo is a designer with broad experience in digital projects, from apps and e-learning platforms to games and ad campaigns. As the former Head of Digital at Protarget, he successfully managed teams to develop prized projects and satisfy clients. As a multilingual professional, he is experienced with international markets. Marcelo is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in UX design at L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique. Click to continue

Ena Bacanovic

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Ena, called Ruby by everyone who knows her, is looking for opportunities to collaborate and to create great designs. She has worked as a designer at Five and PowerToFly, and the founder of The Design Blog (a site with half-a-million followers) and of ONNO design studio (since 2016). She is a passionate, hard-working designer who likes to keep it simple. Click to continue

Ryan Brownlow

San Francisco, CA, United States
Ryan has over a decade and a half of web design experience with the past ten years focusing on user experience and product design. He's worked with small startups and fortune 500 companies in all types of development environments and led teams to the successful delivery of complex projects. His philosophy is user-centered and he believes that there is no substitute for user testing. Click to continue

Jessica Testa

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jessica is a passionate designer and strategist with a knack for seeing the bigger picture. Using data and user research as the backbone of every design challenge, she has the ability to design fluid user experiences that deliver business results. Innovation and creativity are the driving factors in every design solution she delivers. Her clients include Citrix, CNET, Symantec, PayPal, Logitech, Netflix, FreshChoice, and Trimble to name a few. Click to continue

Mari Ettlinger

San Francisco, CA, United States
Mari is an award-winning full-stack product, UX/UI, and visual designer who's successfully led teams (startups included) and projects all over the world for over 15 years. She's designed responsive websites, web/native apps and consulted on design processes—audits, product design cycles and product team workflows to make the product roadmap more cost and time effective. Notable clients include Pixar, Autodesk, Adobe, Marqeta, Wavefront and NCM. Click to continue

Vesna Planko

San Francisco, CA, United States
Vesna loves designing digital products. Currently, she's the lead UX/UI designer at Moni Technologies solving usability challenges in the remittance market. Vesna is also the lead UX/UI at Security First for the Android app Umbrella. Previously, she was the design and technical lead at Dattch (now Her), which won the best design award in 2014 at the Launch Festival in San Francisco and was in the YCombinator S15 batch. Click to continue

Sasha Marchenko

San Jose, CA, United States
Sasha has over a decade of design experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad for corporate and startup clients alike. She's currently the director of user experience at LiquidSpace—the largest corporate real estate network. Sasha is well-versed in design all-around but she specializes in defining UX strategies, user tests, and transforming complex technical requirements into intuitive, approachable designs. Click to continue

Melissa Patenaude

Oakland, CA, United States
Melissa has over 10 years of experience in design (UI/UX, visual, product, and identity) as well as art direction and strategy. She's worked for Fortune 500 companies and startups in various fields including B2B, retail, food, education, and finance. She's passionate about the relationship between people, technology, and culture and is dedicated to creating experiences that charm people from the digital world to daily life. Click to continue
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Elmar Platzer
Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“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 can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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.”
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Project Manager @ Union Station
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Xavier Xicay
CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp
“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.”
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Founder & CEO @ Votify LLC
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Mac Smith
President @ New Texas Investments
“Always incredibly responsive, prompt, and flexible, Anna has done an outstanding job -- her work is exactly what we needed. Toptal has been a great experience for us due to the ease of getting a project going with quality talent at a cost that fits our budget. The automated online system for managing everything during onboarding was also impressive.”
Cody Wilke
Product Manager @ Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions
“The best talent is at Toptal for sure. It's way better and faster than any other means of getting top talent.”
Rajesh Nagarajan
Co-Founder & CTO @ maxmantra
“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
“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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CTO @ Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.
“We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!”
Barbara Karpf
President @ DecoratorsBest
“With the pressure on and millions watching the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Playoffs, Toptal delivered the talent and expertise needed to launch a brand new fan engagement platform.”
Conor Kenney
Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers