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Kate Valdes

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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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Ian Ernzer

User Research DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteSketchiOSVisual DesignUX FlowsMobile UI DesignWeb DesignCreative DirectionBrandingBrand GuidelinesExperience MapsUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

Ian Ernzer works with leaders to turn big ideas into brands people love. He has produced award-winning work for top Fortune 500 companies and developed brands for Lightspeed Venture Capital, Okta, and Juvo. He recently spoke at C2 Montreal and is an active mentor at Stanford’s Cardinal Venture accelerator. Ian’s work has been featured on AIGA’s Eye on Design, Awwwards, Business Insider, The Brand Identity, CommArts, and Under Consideration.

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Angel J. Perez

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Using an educational foundation with a doctorate in technology design, a master's in computational sciences, and bachelor's in physics, Angel has made significant impact at companies such as Nest, Microsoft, AKQA, and Bank of America throughout his professional career. He is a talented UX/UI designer with his finger on the pulse of the latest technology and communicates extremely well.

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Vesna Planko

User Research DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidLean UXUX DesignUser Interface (UI)UI DesignProduct DesignMobile App DesignSketchBranding + 0 more

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.

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Luke Montgomery

User Research DesignerUX DesignUsability TestingWireframingPrototypingVirtual Assistant + 0 more

The projects Luke has worked on have reached millions of users, increased revenue, and lowered costs. In every project, his goal is to convey the organization's messaging clearly while proving customers a delightful experience that will inspire them to take action. If you are looking to make an impact, look no further. Luke is here to help grow your business with better customer experiences.

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Amy Mew

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Amy is a UX designer and researcher with over 15 years of professional experience working with advertising and branding agencies on projects for small startups to Fortune 500. She has worked in-house and remotely with multidisciplinary teams of all sizes to help guide a product’s functionality, development, content, and layout into an engaging, rewarding experience. Amy is always on the lookout for exciting and innovative collaborations.-

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Peter Perez Jr

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Peter is a senior product designer with 7+ years of experience designing user-centric digital products from conception to market. He also founded a successful subscription-based eCommerce brand and understands what it takes to build a startup from the ground up. His design decisions are primarily focused on converting and keeping users. He specializes in UX design, UI, dashboard design, productivity tools, and SAAS products.

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Vasile B Tiplea

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Vasile is the man, mind, and mobile app magician with over 18 years experience under his belt. More recently, he is a multi-award-winning director of product and design. Have an app idea? Vasile can help you make it real. Vasile's work and leadership have earned him international recognition and fortune 500 clients such as Samsung, BBC Worldwide, Westfield, US cellular, Bose, and more.

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Denis Lesak

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Denis is a strategic product designer and design system advocate passionate about solving problems and creating deeply felt experiences. He advocates for a process-driven approach to design that relies equally on empathy, data, and the ability to ideate quickly. He is a deft collaborator with a reputation for consensus-building. Denis' goal is to enrich lives, one interaction at a time.

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Ced Funches

User Research DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteUser FlowsPrototypingBrand ManagementBrandingUI DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Brand DesignWeb UICreative DirectionAdobe Illustrator + 0 more

Ced is a performance-driven creative marketing executive with deep experience in media, entertainment, and technology. He has a proven track record of successfully building, managing, and optimizing products and brands. Ced focuses on innovation, strategy, and data-driven insights across both traditional and digital-focused marketing to deliver results and business growth for Vox, The Verge, and Eater, to name a few.

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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

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