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Sasha Marchenko

San Jose, CA, United States
Sasha has over a decade of design experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad for corporate and startup clients alike. She's currently the director of user experience at LiquidSpace—the largest corporate real estate network. Sasha is well-versed in design all-around but she specializes in defining UX strategies, user tests, and transforming complex technical requirements into intuitive, approachable designs. 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

Kaylin Jordan Kudla

San Francisco, CA, United States
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. Click to continue

Ena Bacanovic

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Ena, called Ruby by everyone who knows her, is looking for opportunities to collaborate and to create great designs. She has worked as a designer at Five and PowerToFly, and the founder of The Design Blog (a site with half-a-million followers) and of ONNO design studio (since 2016). She is a passionate, hard-working designer who likes to keep it simple. Click to continue

Kelly Harrison

Redwood City, CA, United States
Kelly is a senior product designer with extensive UX/UI/design experience, delivering excellence to top tech companies including Intuit, Yahoo!, and Teradata. She also has broad experience with startups, designing native mobile and responsive web from ideation to launch. Kelly works well independently and with teams. Click to continue

Jessica Testa

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jessica is a passionate designer and strategist with a knack for seeing the bigger picture. Using data and user research as the backbone of every design challenge, she has the ability to design fluid user experiences that deliver business results. Innovation and creativity are the driving factors in every design solution she delivers. Her clients include Citrix, CNET, Symantec, PayPal, Logitech, Netflix, FreshChoice, and Trimble to name a few. Click to continue

Sara Tokarchuk

San Mateo, CA, United States
Sara is a highly creative, interdisciplinary senior-level designer with extensive experience in website, marketing, print, and UX/UI design. She has exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills and is an active team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. 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

Ryan Brownlow

San Francisco, CA, United States
Ryan has over 18 years of web design experience with the past 12 years focusing on user experience and product design. He's worked with small startups and fortune 500 companies in all types of development environments and led teams to the successful delivery of complex projects. His philosophy is user-centered and he believes that there is no substitute for user testing. Click to continue

Vesna Planko

San Francisco, CA, United States
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. Click to continue
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CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp
“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.”
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“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.”
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Mac Smith
President @ New Texas Investments
“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.”
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Sr. Manager, Marketing @ CLARA analytics
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Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
“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
“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.”
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