Hire the Best UX Designers Near San Jose

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Kate Valdes

UX DesignerSketchFigmaHigh-fidelity MockupsAdobe CCHigh-fidelity PrototypesiOSInteractive PrototypesAndroidWordPressMobile App DesignUser Interface (UI)Responsive UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 23, 2019

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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Maher Jilani

UX DesignerSketch 4Adobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopWireframingProtoypingUser Interface (UI)User FlowsBrandingWeb Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 21, 2017

Maher is a UX design leader with more than 13 years of technical and leadership experience. While working with some of the world-leading brands, he's laid hands on key international projects and products and collaborated with teams and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Mahe has extensive experience with CarPlay, Android Auto, voice design, in-car commerce, eCommerce, infotainment systems, navigation systems, design management and leadership, entrepreneurship, and startups.

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Karina Kozinsky

UX DesignerUI DesignInformation Architecture (IA)User ResearchVisual DesignSketchFigmaiOSAndroidWeb + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 17, 2017

Karina is a full-stack UX/UI designer with a background in psychology and industrial design. She has experience in all stages of the product lifecycle and a broad skillset spanning research and product strategy, visual design, prototyping, and basic coding. For the past five years, Karina has been working with Silicon Valley startups—loving the entrepreneurial spirit, growth-hacking mindset, and dynamic and iterative design culture.

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Courtney Beyer

UX DesignerSketchWireframingMobile UX DesigniOS UI DesignPrototypingProduct Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2019

Courtney is a product designer specializing in user experience and interaction design for apps, web apps, and IoT. She is deeply driven by service projects that upgrade an organization’s processes and help people get their work done more efficiently and eliminate waste. She's worked with small startups to large companies helping them develop and redesign their digital products. Her deep interests are in healthcare, energy, and the environment.

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Chris Peterson

UX DesignerAdobe IllustratorSaaS DesignAdobe PhotoshopDashboard DesignUser Interface (UI)UI DesignMobile DesignApp UIMockupsWireframingPrototypingProduct Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since July 31, 2019

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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Jamal Berkeley

UX DesignerUI DesignUser Task FlowsAndroidUX PrototypingiOSMobile WebInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UX DesignMobile UI DesignResponsive UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 27, 2020

For the past 15 years, Jamal has had the privilege of stewarding acclaimed app experiences ranging from marketing campaigns (Google, Mekanism, Sony, Sega) to mobile social games (MLB) and consumer mobile products (HotelTonight, Snag, Homebase), designing experiences people love. As a seasoned full-stack product design professional, he's successfully deployed applications for dual-sided consumer marketplaces, SaaS for small businesses, and design systems for iOS, Android with responsive web apps.

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David Oberholtzer

UX DesignerProduct DesignVisual DesignVisual Design Language + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2019

David is an award-winning designer with over 20 years of experience. He's had the luxury of being mentored by some of the best in the business, worked alongside talented teams, and have led small, nimble teams. David has worked on a wide variety of consumer, business, and enterprise products that are well crafted at each touch point within the user's experience.

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Warren Lebovics

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United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2019

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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Vesna Planko

UX DesignerUser Interface (UI)UI DesignProduct DesignMobile App DesignSketchBrandingWeb DesignRapid PrototypingWebUser Research + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since November 27, 2015

Designing fintech and business applications is Vesna's passion, and she is a design leader with 15 years of experience. She has a customer-centric approach by combining design thinking, product intuition, and business proficiency to help teams find meaningful solutions. This includes finding user needs, building empathy, articulating ideas through great storytelling, and leading creative direction for large-scale projects.

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Angela Liu

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United StatesToptal Member Since September 8, 2016

Angela is a product designer at Oscar Health. She has a master's degree in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Angela thoroughly enjoys talking to and spending time with her users to understand their lives, jobs, and struggles, in order to design the best experience for their needs.

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Eido Gat

UX DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidWebUser Interface (UI)Product DesignBrandingUI Branding + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since July 15, 2019

Eido is a product designer with more than nine years of experience, focused on delivering exceptional user experiences via user-centric design, data, and collaboration. In his career, he has founded a startup, worked as a PM for a couple of ten-person product teams, and successfully filled product leadership positions during three acquisitions.

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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 Jose

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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