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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

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 a top-notch lead product, UX, and visual designer who has successfully led teams and projects all over the world for over 15 years. What she does best is to build UX and visual design ecosystems whether it be native web apps or Marcom websites. Basic tenets of how she thinks about design is to audit legacy products, empathize with users, define problems, brainstorm solutions, prototype the product, and then test. Repeat if necessary. 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

Sara Tokarchuk

San Mateo, CA, United States
Sara is a highly creative, interdisciplinary senior-level designer with extensive experience in website, marketing, print, and UX/UI design. She has exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills and is an active team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. 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

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

Chris Whalen

Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States
An award-winning visual designer with over a decade of experience and an AA degree in graphic design, Chris's clients have included the LASIK Vision Institute, Xbox, and World Ventures. He's familiar with brand development, website design, mobile app design, and dashboard systems; he's also well-versed in both UX and UI design. Chris's passion lies in the entire UX process and believes you cannot have great UI without a well-thought-out UX. Click to continue

Natalie Deese

Seattle, WA, United States
Natalie is a senior level graphic designer with 7+ years of combined agency and in-house experience. She has worked with many companies to help tell their brand story through mediums including digital and visual design, advertising, packaging, and branding. While working with clients, Natalie sees herself as part of their collective team - working collaboratively to achieve their goals from conceptual development to the final product. Click to continue
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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.”
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Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers
“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 @ CLARA analytics
“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 helped us achieve our goals by really understanding what we were looking for. They worked with us very closely to figure out what the right talent looked like -- from a technical, cultural perspective -- and helped us get the onboarding done quickly so the talent could be effective as soon as possible. ”
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Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“Getting set up with Toptal and finding a new team member was so easy, I don't know why anyone wouldn't give it a try. Best of all, we no longer have to worry about finding great people to help with our projects!”
Mike Branch
President & CTO @ Harbor System Integrators, Inc
“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
“What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.”
Elmar Platzer
Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“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
“Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I've ever experienced in my professional career.”
Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
“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.”
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Product Manager @ Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions
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