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Kate Valdes

Visual DesignerSketchUX AuditsFigmaHigh-fidelity MockupsAdobe CCHigh-fidelity PrototypesiOSInteractive PrototypesAndroidPersonasWordPressMobile App Design

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

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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

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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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Karina Kozinsky

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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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Deborah Dennis

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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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Mari Ettlinger

Visual DesignerProduct DesignAdobe Creative SuiteAdobeWebSitemapsCross-platform UXUser FlowsMobile App DesigneCommerce DesignUX AuditsUX StrategyDashboard Design

United StatesToptal Member Since December 9, 2015

Mari is an award-winning, end-to-end, fully stacked senior product designer who has successfully led small and mid-size projects, including product and design teams worldwide, for over 15 years. She has designed consumer and B2B native apps. She has also worked on web apps for fintech, healthcare, eCommerce, SaaS, biotech, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Mari has worked with several clients, including Pixar and Adobe, and has excellent references.

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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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Andrew Jordan

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United StatesToptal Member Since June 27, 2022

Andrew is an experienced visual designer with a demonstrated history of working in multidisciplinary fields. He is skilled in UI/UX, web design, storyboarding, Adobe Suite, Sketch, Figma, and InVision. He has a strong consulting professional background with a bachelor's degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of California, San Francisco.

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Hyun Kim

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United StatesToptal Member Since May 19, 2020

Hyun has several years of experience designing digital products for Fortune 500 companies and Bay Area startups. He loves to build intuitive, thoughtful, and beautifully crafted products for organizations looking for an autonomous designer who loves to ship quickly. Hyun works closely with top Bay Area VC firms like Greylock Partners and Bain Capital to help their portfolio companies with product design needs. Hyun's worked for many companies, including Intel, Walmart, J&J, Genentech, and more.

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Jeff Shaw

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

United StatesToptal Member Since April 13, 2016

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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Wandi Liu

Visual DesignerFigmaProduct DesignUX DesignUser ResearchBrand Design

United StatesToptal Member Since October 18, 2021

Over the past decade, Wandi has worked in-house and as an independent designer for Y Combinator, Kleiner Perkins, and Greylock-backed companies in San Francisco and New York. Her areas of expertise include designing for cross-platform products, establishing and maintaining design systems, project management, user research, and growth optimization. Wandi studied computer science and linguistics at UCLA, where her background and interest lies in empirical research, systems design, and HCI.

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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 Jose

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A Toptal director of design will work with 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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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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