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Nicholas Huttema

San Francisco, CA, United States
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. Click to continue

Bernat Fortet Unanue

San Francisco, CA, United States
Bernat is one of those fabled unicorns who is able to both design beautiful products and then develop them. In the past, he has worked for different startups—one of them, Aviate, was later acquired by Yahoo. He tackles each project with the breadth of his expertise—ranging from Movie VFX to video game design. React is his new obsession and he used it to build Calmeet.co. Click to continue

Kevin Byrd

San Francisco, CA, United States
Kevin is a design lead with 10+ years of experience designing for digital, brand, and environments. He possesses substantial experience working in both in-house and agency settings, crafting visual design for environments, campaigns, apps, packaging, identity, and brand systems. Click to continue

Rachael Posnak

San Francisco, CA, United States
Rachael is a product designer with a focus on UI with over ten years of experience. She specializes in user-centric design that makes products feel alive and personable. Her skills cover areas from wireframes and prototypes to pixel-perfect visual designs. Her client list includes Mint.com, Survey Monkey, Paysa, AFAR Media, Francis Coppola Winery, Hallmark Cards, Google, and Glassbreakers. Click to continue

Mari Ettlinger

San Francisco, CA, United States
Mari is an award-winning full-stack product, UX/UI, and visual designer who's successfully led teams (startups included) and projects all over the world for over 15 years. She's designed responsive websites, 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, Autodesk, Adobe, Marqeta, Wavefront and NCM. Click to continue

Igor Ginzburg

Oakland, CA, United States
Igor is a full-stack product design consultant with over 11 years 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 seeing the process as a whole without getting caught up in the details. Click to continue

Melissa Patenaude

Oakland, CA, United States
Melissa has over 10 years of experience in design (UI/UX, visual, product, and identity) as well as art direction and strategy. She's worked for Fortune 500 companies and startups in various fields including B2B, retail, food, education, and finance. She's passionate about the relationship between people, technology, and culture and is dedicated to creating experiences that charm people from the digital world to daily life. Click to continue

Benoît Chabert

Sacramento, CA, United States
Benoît Chabert has been creating digital apps for the past seven years. Since 2014, he has been leading product designs for startups—helping them create a unified design system and acquire new users. Benoît can do everything from low fidelity prototypes, user flows to designing pixel perfect layout that adapts to any digital device. Click to continue

Monica Gussow

Seattle, WA, United States
Monica is a multidisciplinary art director and designer bringing a decade and a half of experience to the table. She's spent the first part of her career designing for national magazines like People and CosmoGIRL. More recently, she's been building brands through visual design and art-direction—creating websites, identities, various digital and print collateral, and more. Click to continue

Colin Simpson

San Diego, CA, United States
Colin is an award-winning UX/UI Designer with over eight years of experience. From some of the biggest brands in the world to scrappy startups, he's shown results. If you're looking for effective creative, and scalable solutions, you've come to the right place. Colin loves working with passionate and talented folks who want to get the job done right the first time. Click to continue
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“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.”
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CTO @ Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.
“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
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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
“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
“Toptal has helped my business tremendously by finding, vetting, and recruiting the talent I need, at the right time. I’d definitely recommend it to others.”
Xavier Xicay
CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp
“What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.”
Elmar Platzer
Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“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
“One of our most time consuming problems is finding qualified staff. We need to find the correct platform to advertise on, create a proper ad, filter through tons of applications, interview and test the applicants' capabilities, and finally take a risk by hiring. This was the old way of doing things. The new way: describe the job position to our Toptal account manager, interview a few qualified applicants, and hire with a risk-free trial -- much faster, a lot easier, and with incredible results.”
Catalin S. Balaci
Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“Always incredibly responsive, prompt, and flexible, Anna has done an outstanding job -- her work is exactly what we needed. Toptal has been a great experience for us due to the ease of getting a project going with quality talent at a cost that fits our budget. The automated online system for managing everything during onboarding was also impressive.”
Cody Wilke
Product Manager @ Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions
“Getting set up with Toptal and finding a new team member was so easy, I don't know why anyone wouldn't give it a try. Best of all, we no longer have to worry about finding great people to help with our projects!”
Mike Branch
President & CTO @ Harbor System Integrators, Inc
“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 @ CLARA analytics
“The best talent is at Toptal for sure. It's way better and faster than any other means of getting top talent.”
Rajesh Nagarajan
Co-Founder & CTO @ maxmantra
“Toptal helped us achieve our goals by really understanding what we were looking for. They worked with us very closely to figure out what the right talent looked like -- from a technical, cultural perspective -- and helped us get the onboarding done quickly so the talent could be effective as soon as possible. ”
Jay Tring
Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I've ever experienced in my professional career.”
Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe