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James Tucker

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United StatesToptal Member Since May 30, 2018

James is an idea machine and master problem-solver when it comes to user interfaces. He is passionate about making users love the product because of the naturally intuitive adoption the user has with the UI. James fuses cognitive science techniques with clever interaction design to make products people love.

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Warren Lebovics

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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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Hyun Kim

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United StatesToptal Member Since September 6, 2016

Hyun has several years of experience designing digital solutions for Fortune 500s and startups. Specializing in intuitive, enterprise products for corporations seeking digital transformations for their internal tools, Hyun has also worked for fast-paced early startups helping raise rounds of funding from top Bay Area VCs like Greylock Partners. Companies Hyun has worked for include Intel, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, and more.

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Igor Ginzburg

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United StatesToptal Member Since March 29, 2017

Igor is a full-stack product design consultant with over a decade of experience helping startups create delightful products for mobile, desktop, and web. He relishes challenges that's why he enjoys working on the UI parts of a project so much. One of Igor's biggest strengths as a designer is the ability to seeing the process as a whole without getting caught up in the details.

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Chris Peterson

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United StatesToptal Member Since July 31, 2019

Chris is a UX and UI designer with over twenty years of experience in consumer and enterprise applications. He worked with Google to restructure and design their help system, created Clarizen’s enterprise mobile apps, and designed a white-label consumer mobile app for Accesso now deployed at parks and resorts across North America. Chris specializes in structure, user flows, wireframing, and design for both mobile and web.

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Courtney Beyer

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United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2019

Courtney is a product designer specializing in user experience and interaction design for apps, web apps, and IoT. She is deeply driven by service projects that upgrade an organization’s processes and help people get their work done more efficiently and eliminate waste. She's worked with small startups to large companies helping them develop and redesign their digital products. Her deep interests are in healthcare, energy, and the environment.

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Kate Valdes

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United StatesToptal Member Since December 23, 2019

With 15 years of design industry experience, Kate has produced successful digital experiences for both startups and well-known name brands alike, such as Netflix and BlackLine. This includes projects across industries and platforms. Leveraging her background in user research, Kate is able to bridge the gap between strategy and experience, integrating design thinking into the most complex of workflows.

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Corey Lewis

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United StatesToptal Member Since June 27, 2016

Corey is a passion-driven UX/UI designer who specializes in crafting digital solutions for websites and mobile apps. He possesses a keen eye for designing modern, aesthetically pleasing user experiences. Corey has designed for leading companies, including Disney, Harley, FOX, Genentech, 1800Dentist, Teach, ABC, and Yosemite. His agile experiences in product management, research, and UX/UI allow Corey to produce highly effective products.

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Lance Shields

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United StatesToptal Member Since November 29, 2018

Lance is an award-winning design director, product designer, and UX strategist with an MBA. He has 20+ years experience doing hands-on UX/UI design and leading design and strategy at three global agencies, two Fortune 500s, and his own design agency. He has helped shape products and brands for Adobe, Red Bull, Visa, Zipcar, and ADP. His work has won multiple awards including Webby, W3, and Davey Awards. He loves solving complex design problems.

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Ran Liu

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United StatesToptal Member Since May 1, 2019

Ran brings an artist's eye and an engineer's mind to approach design in a systematic yet creative way. She holds a Master of Science degree in computer science, human-computer interaction, and data visualization. In the past five years, Ran has specialized in solving complex enterprise SaaS problems by creating elegant and simple UX solutions. Ran follows an iterative, user-centered, and data-informed design process.

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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 Prototyping Experts Near San Francisco

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

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