Hire the Best UX Designers Near San Francisco

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Michael Dedrick

UX DesignerSketchiOSUser Interface (UI)WireframingArt DirectionBlockchainInteractive PrototypesiOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignBrandingIllustrationMobile App Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 6, 2016

In Michael's world, users always come first. He possesses the proven ability to develop highly-effective strategic marketing collateral for high-end clients, including Apple, IBM, L’Oreal, Fidelity, Bud Light, Home Depot, Costco, and Walmart. He's committed to connecting with clients and users—and bringing their vision to life effectively across a broad, far-reaching spectrum of media.

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Jamie H. Murphey

UX DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteiOSAndroidUser FlowsUI DesignDigital DesignData Visualization

United StatesToptal Member Since November 14, 2016

Jamies is a lead UX designer who's passionate about testing design hypotheses to uncover data-informed usability solutions. She helps clients in saving time and money by using lean, collaborative UX methodologies to discover elegant design solutions.

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Lance Shields

UX DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe Experience Design (XD)Axure RP ProInDesign CCWordPressCreative DirectionUI DesignBrandingProduct DesignWeb DesignMobile App UI

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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Daniel Sigvardsson

UX DesignerSketchProduct DesignVisual DesigniOSApp UIUI DesignMobile UIMobile DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile WebBrandingArt Direction

United StatesToptal Member Since September 25, 2018

Daniel is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer. His passion lies in working with startups to create clear images of who they are and helps visualize problems they are trying to solve. Daniel will work with you or your team to identify and develop the assets your company needs to get off the ground. In solving design challenges, the main priority is always making your business grow.

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Henry Villiers

UX DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratoriOSUser Interface (UI)Usability TestingVisual DesignProduct Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 6, 2018

Henry is a multi-award-winning creative with 18 years of experience in product, UX, interaction and visual design. He works best in fast-paced, collaborative environments that are primarily focused on helping catalyze change through design. His past clients include Nokia, Coca-Cola, Diageo, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Wandi Liu

UX DesignerFigmaProduct DesignVisual DesignUser ResearchBrand Design

United StatesToptal Member Since January 3, 2019

Over the past decade, Wandi has worked in-house and as an independent designer for Y Combinator, Kleiner Perkins, and Greylock-backed companies in San Francisco and New York. Her areas of expertise include designing for cross-platform products, establishing and maintaining design systems, project management, user research, and growth optimization. Wandi studied computer science and linguistics at UCLA, where her background and interest lies in empirical research, systems design, and HCI.

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Hyun Kim

UX DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)iOSWeb App UIProduct DesignUI DesignVisual DesignWeb DesignMobile DesignPrototyping

United StatesToptal Member Since September 6, 2016

Hyun has more than seven years of experience designing digital products for Fortune 500s 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 & Bain Capital to help their portfolio companies with product design needs. Companies Hyun has worked for include Intel, Walmart, J&J, Genentech, and more.

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Jeff Shaw

UX DesignerAdobe CCUser Interface (UI)Visual DesignAndroid App DesignMobile App Design

United StatesToptal Member Since March 19, 2016

Jeff is a user experience designer based in Silicon Valley. His approach combines new design and technology trends with research and validation. He is a talented designer, a great communicator, and a reliable freelancer.

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Kaylin Kudla

UX DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteFigmaAdobe PhotoshopMobile DesignAdobe IllustratorUI DesignProduct Design

United StatesToptal Member Since February 29, 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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Sana Yusuf

UX DesignerInformation Architecture (IA)Color TheoryInterface DesignProduct DesignWireframingPrototypingMobile UI DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Presentation DesignMobile Design

United StatesToptal Member Since January 30, 2021

Sana is a UX and UI designer with six years of experience helping startups convert their ideas and visions into viable digital products. She has designed apps, web apps, and eCommerce sites and uses design thinking to work through product lifecycles. Her focus areas include crafting strong information architecture; creating seamless user flows; and designing clean, high-fidelity screens. Sana likes to experiment with innovative interaction ideas and strives to simplify users' lives.

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James Tucker

UX DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopPrototypingWireframingUser ResearchUI DesignMobile App DesignInformation Architecture (IA)User FlowsUsability TestingMobile UI

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 user's naturally intuitive adoption of the UI. James fuses cognitive science techniques with clever interaction design to create products people love.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great UX Designer

A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. As with any area of design, there is a high level of subjectiveness. This guide will help remove some of the subjectivity by allowing you to discover what makes a great UX designer and help you make the right hiring decisions.

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Testimonials

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 UX Designers Near San Francisco

1

Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right UX designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new UX designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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