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

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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Sasha Marchenko

UX DesignerWeb UIVisual DesignArt DirectionMobile PrototypesUI DesignInVisionPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCLogo DesignIconographyResponsive Web Design (RWD)iOS

United StatesToptal Member Since January 5, 2018

Sasha has over a decade of design experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad for corporate and startup clients. She is well-versed in design and specializes in defining UX strategies and user tests and transforming complex technical requirements into intuitive, approachable designs.

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Zack Baumel

UX DesignerAdobe CCAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopSketchFigmaWeb UXWeb UIWeb DesignMobile UIMobile App DesignMobile App UIWireframing

United StatesToptal Member Since July 29, 2019

Zack is a lead product designer and Webflow developer with nearly two decades of experience leading design for global startups and Fortune 100 companies like Caterpillar, Rivian, Marriott, and more. Zack designs comprehensive design processes, web and mobile platforms, and complex design systems for large and small teams.

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Maher Jilani

UX DesignerAdobe IllustratorUser Interface (UI)WireframingPrototypingUser FlowsAdobe PhotoshopBrandingSketch 4Web Design

United StatesToptal Member Since January 1, 2018

A design leader and users advocate with a proven track record of creating value through design, Maher specializes in user-centric product design and results-driven, engaging digital experiences. With 14 years of design and leadership experience and extensive experience working with startups, entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized teams, he makes world-class "measured" success. Maher creates appealing visual designs and specializes in implementing user-centric design processes.

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Karina Kozinsky

UX DesignerWireframingUI DesignInformation Architecture (IA)User ResearchVisual DesignMVP DesignSketchFigmaInVisioniOSAndroidWeb

United StatesToptal Member Since May 15, 2020

Karina is a full-stack UI/UX designer with a psychology and industrial design background. She enjoys working on really complex consumer-facing products, diving deep into the domain. Her expertise also includes research and ideation, prototyping and user testing, visual design and branding, building and maintaining design systems, handling the product from the ground up. She works closely with cross-functional partners to create the best experiences possible and ensure alignment.

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Courtney Beyer

UX DesignerSketchWireframingMobile UX DesigniOS UI DesignPrototypingProduct Design

United StatesToptal Member Since January 8, 2020

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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Deborah Dennis

UX DesignerProduct DesignUser ResearchAdobe PhotoshopUX ResearchFigmaWeb UXWordPressData VisualizationHigh-fidelity MockupsDesign SystemsPrototypingWeb App UI

United StatesToptal Member Since December 6, 2016

Deborah is a UX design and research expert, analyzing users' needs and crafting creative and engaging interaction designs for over 20 years. Well-versed in transforming complex products into simple, easy-to-use interfaces, Deborah's worked for 11 companies via Toptal in the last eight years. She's been a design lead for Colgate's SaaS, Silicon Valley Bank, Caterpillar IoT, ASU Pocket, Dermalogica Face Mapping, SterlingNOW, and OUTFRONT Media's digital ads app.

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Jamal Berkeley

UX DesignerUI DesignAndroidUX PrototypingiOSMobile WebInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UX DesignMobile UI DesignResponsive UI

United StatesToptal Member Since October 14, 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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Khushnood Qadir

UX DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchAdobe IllustratorBalsamiq MockupsInteractive PrototypesUser Interface (UI)Mobile App Design

United StatesToptal Member Since November 14, 2015

Khushnood is the head of design at a Silicon Valley company. The way he works is that he immerses himself completely into the product design flow starting with UX research, and working through each step until the final high fidelity prototype. With an engineering background, he uses his knowledge of tech to create practical and usable designs.

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Radmila Zelic Josimov

UX DesignerFigmaBrand DesignSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopWebUI DesignVisual IdentityUser Interface (UI)Web DesignVisual DesignResponsive UI

United StatesToptal Member Since February 26, 2019

Radmila is a creative problem solver with 10+ years of experience. She focuses on developing projects from scratch and creating solutions that combine brand value, experience design, and storytelling to help companies acquire and delight customers. Radmila's clients range from small startups and nonprofits to large-scale companies such as Zillow, Samsung, Williams-Sonoma, and McKinsey & Company.

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Kai Brunner

UX DesignerFigmaAdobe PhotoshopIllustrationAdobe After EffectsAdobe Creative SuiteInformation Architecture (IA)WireframingRapid Interactive PrototypingUI DesignMobile UIMobile App DesignWeb UX Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 20, 2022

Kai is a seasoned product design leader specializing in enterprise web and mobile applications that consumerize the user experience of complex systems. He has 15+ years of design experience in funded startups and was four years top product in Gartner MQ and Forrester Wave. Kai develops design partnerships inside and outside the organization for effective collaboration and continuous feedback.

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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.

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  • 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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