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Johnson Chidubem

Product DesignerFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)UI DesignUX DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)WordPressMobile App UIDashboard DesignDesign SystemsBrand DesignPrototypingWireframing

United StatesToptal Member Since September 18, 2022

Johnson is a UI/UX designer and a mentor at Google Africa who has spent 9+ years helping teams create human-centered products that delight customers. After a product role at Wikipedia, he led and directed a remote team of five engineers and built and grew a lifestyle brand. Johnson has changed the way organizations solve their users' problems by producing world-class interfaces across B2B/B2C markets and is currently innovating in the crypto fintech domain.

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Kai Brunner

Product DesignerFigmaAdobe PhotoshopIllustrationAdobe After EffectsAdobe Creative SuiteInformation Architecture (IA)WireframingRapid Interactive PrototypingUI DesignUX DesignMobile UIMobile App Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 20, 2022

Kai is a seasoned product design leader specializing in enterprise web and mobile applications that consumerize the user experience of complex systems. He has 15+ years of design experience in funded startups and was four years top product in Gartner MQ and Forrester Wave. Kai develops design partnerships inside and outside the organization for effective collaboration and continuous feedback.

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Craig Aucutt

Product DesignerFigmaSketchIllustrationBrandingPhotoshop CCAdobe IllustratorData Visualization

United StatesToptal Member Since May 31, 2016

Craig is a brand and experience designer who loves to help create strong brands, versatile products, and worthwhile digital experiences that delight and inspire. Previously, he worked at Autodesk, PlanGrid, Evernote, Punch, Edmodo, and InfoScout. Craig also attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Marquette University, where he studied visual communication and advertising.

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Eido Gat

Product DesignerWireframingPrototypingBrand DesignResponsive UISketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopInVisioniOSAndroidWeb

United StatesToptal Member Since August 21, 2019

Eido is a product designer with more than nine years of experience, focused on delivering exceptional user experiences via user-centric design, data, and collaboration. In his career, he has founded a startup, worked as a PM for a couple of ten-person product teams, and successfully filled product leadership positions during three acquisitions.

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Warren Lebovics

Product 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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Vesna Planko

Product DesignerLean UXUX DesignUser Interface (UI)UI DesignMobile App DesignSketchBrandingWeb DesignRapid PrototypingUX PrinciplesWebUX Architecture

United StatesToptal Member Since November 27, 2015

Designing fintech and business applications is Vesna's passion, and she is a design leader with 15 years of experience. She has a customer-centric approach by combining design thinking, product intuition, and business proficiency to help teams find meaningful solutions. This includes finding user needs, building empathy, articulating ideas through great storytelling, and leading creative direction for large-scale projects.

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Angela Liu

Product DesignerSketchFigmaPrototypingWeb DesignUX DesignUser ResearchPowerPoint Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 8, 2016

Angela is a product designer at Oscar Health. She has a master's degree in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Angela thoroughly enjoys talking to and spending time with her users to understand their lives, jobs, and struggles, in order to design the best experience for their needs.

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Mari Ettlinger

Product DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteAdobeWebSitemapsCross-platform UXUser FlowsMobile App DesignVisual Design LanguageeCommerce DesignUX AuditsUX StrategyDashboard Design

United StatesToptal Member Since December 9, 2015

Mari is an award-winning, end-to-end, fully stacked senior product designer who has successfully led small and mid-size projects, including product and design teams worldwide, for over 15 years. She has designed consumer and B2B native apps. She has also worked on web apps for fintech, healthcare, eCommerce, SaaS, biotech, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Mari has worked with several clients, including Pixar and Adobe, and has excellent references.

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Tiffany Chiu

Product DesignerSketchUX Design

United StatesToptal Member Since February 20, 2020

Tiffany is a passionate designer with over seven years of experience designing for both web and mobile platforms. Her body of work includes large-scale enterprise SaaS products to mobile apps for fast-growing start-ups. She spent the last two years at a Silicon Valley-based start-up, where she was the principal designer redesigning and building new tools in the health and fitness space.

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Hyun Kim

Product DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)InVisionBalsamiqiOSAndroidWeb App UXWeb App UIUX DesignUI Design

United StatesToptal Member Since May 19, 2020

Hyun has several years of experience designing digital products for Fortune 500 companies and Bay Area startups. He loves to build intuitive, thoughtful, and beautifully crafted products for organizations looking for an autonomous designer who loves to ship quickly. Hyun works closely with top Bay Area VC firms like Greylock Partners and Bain Capital to help their portfolio companies with product design needs. Hyun's worked for many companies, including Intel, Walmart, J&J, Genentech, and more.

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Kaylin Kudla

Product DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteFigmaAdobe PhotoshopMobile DesignAdobe IllustratorUX DesignUI DesignUX Research

United StatesToptal Member Since March 20, 2016

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.

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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

How to Hire Product Designers Near San Francisco

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right product designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new product designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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