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Daniel Sigvardsson

Visual DesignerSketchApp UIIdentity DesignMobile UIMobile DesignMobile WebBrandingArt DirectionWeb DesignBrand DesignFigma + 0 more

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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Danny Walcoff

Visual DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web UIWeb UXApp UXApp UIMobile App UI + 0 more

Danny is a San Francisco based designer with over 10 years of experience. He spent 3 and a half years at Uber designing complex data tools as well as the core app used by millions of drivers worldwide. He holds a U.S. patent for his work on a dashboard interface designed at VMware. Danny loves working directly with clients to create experiences that bring unprecedented simplicity and accessibility to the most complex problems.

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Warren Lebovics

Visual DesignerSketchFigmaAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe PhotoshopiOSWebUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Mobile App DesignWeb App DesignWeb App UXWeb App UI + 0 more

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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Igor Ginzburg

Visual DesignerSketchFlinto PrototypingPhotoshop CCiOSPrototypingApp UIUser Experience (UX)Product DesignWireframingUser Interface (UI) + 0 more

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

Visual DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)UX DesignUI DesignMobile DesignApp UXApp UIMockupsPrototypingProduct Design + 0 more

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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Kate Valdes

Visual DesignerSketchFigmaAdobe CCiOSAndroidWordPressUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)User ResearchMobile App UXUser Journey MapsUser Flows + 0 more

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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Mari Ettlinger

Visual DesignerUX DesignUser Experience (UX)WireframingResponsiveDigital DesignWeb DesignBrandingUser RequirementsUI DesignMVP DesignSketch 3Logo Design + 0 more

Mari is an award-winning end-to-end product, UX/UI, and visual designer who's successfully led teams (startups included) and projects all over the world for 15 years. She's designed responsive sites, web/native apps and consulted on design processes—audits, product design cycles, and product team workflows to make the product roadmap more cost and time-effective. Notable clients include Pixar, Adobe, Marqeta, Wavefront, Symantec, and RelayHealth.

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Ian Ernzer

Visual DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteSketchiOSUX FlowsMobile UI DesignWeb DesignCreative DirectionBrandingBrand GuidelinesUser ResearchExperience 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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Jeff Shaw

Visual DesignerAdobe CCUser Interface (UI)UX ResearchAndroid App DesignMobile App Design + 0 more

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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Nicholas Huttema

Visual DesignerAdobe InDesignInteractive Design + 0 more

Nicholas is a designer currently residing in San Francisco who enjoys working with fresh ideas, various media, and clean user-interfaces. He is currently available for part-time freelance opportunities.

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Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors.

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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 Visual Designers Near San Francisco

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A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right visual designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new visual designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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