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Toptal is a marketplace for top Software Designers. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal Software freelancers for their mission-critical design projects.

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Jeff Bryant

Software DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteUser InterviewsAxure RP ProUser ResearchInformation Architecture (IA)Adobe Experience Design (XD)MobileRapid PrototypingFigmaUser FlowsResponsive Web Design (RWD)High-fidelity Prototypes + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 28, 2018

Jeff's time in the army designing battle scenarios for soldiers training for Iraq was the unlikely beginning to a UX career that has produced award-winning mobile applications, multilingual enterprise applications, and user-centric products owned by millions around the world. However, his most significant contribution belongs to the hundreds of students and UX professionals he had the honor to mentor throughout his 15+ year design career.

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Stoyan Stoyanov

Software DesignerSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Photoshop CCAndroidiOSWebUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Usability TestingUX ResearchUX AnalysisPrototyping + 0 more

BulgariaToptal Member Since July 4, 2019

Stoyan's human-centric and data-driven approach helps uncover unique growth opportunities with clear and strong value propositions for enterprise and start-ups. A proven expert in product design, he has command over an extensive visual design process that delivers outstanding products and services that succeed.

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Aida Rezaei

Software DesignerUser Interface (UI)PrototypingAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe InDesignUser Experience (UX)Mobile DesignWeb DesignUser ResearchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorSketch + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since July 20, 2018

Aida is a UX/UI designer with experience designing for Fortune 500 companies like Nike, Levi’s, Activision, and more. Her experience spans across digital agency to co-founding a startup and leading the redesign of major web software. Aida's passion lies in crafting the full product life cycle revolving around human-centered design, business goals, and market trends.

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Stephen Callender

Software DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)AndroidWebWeb DesigniOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignAndroid App DesignPitch DecksBrand DesignSquarespace + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 6, 2018

Stephen designs brands, software applications, and IoT hardware solutions in Austin. His variety of experience comes from founding and running a design and PR agency and also launching two tech startups – one a consumer interactive video app and the other data-driven solutions for airports and airlines. Stephen is a team player, eagerly takes on responsibility, and is always up for doing things differently and breaking the mold.

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David Fotherby

Software DesignerPhotoshop CCIllustrator 2017Adobe After EffectsUI DesignUX DesigniOS App DesignWeb DesignMobile Web DesignArt DirectionCreative DirectionWeb App DesignIconography + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 7, 2017

David has created exceptional, user-centered products for some of the top Fortune, healthcare, retail, and entertainment businesses worldwide. His approach of putting the user at the center of product design ensures that clients have a clear insight into their market potential and the technical requirements needed.

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Stacy Linn

Software DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratoreCommerceAxure RP ProAdobe InDesigniOSUX DesignUI DesignVisual Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 24, 2016

Stacy is a user experience designer with a diverse background in computer science, user-centered design, and scientific illustrations. She enjoys the iterative cycles of a design project from concept, wireframing, prototyping and research, to visual design. Her diverse background and experience allow her to solve complex design problems, put them into production, and see them through to a finished product.

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Poppy Wyeth

Software DesignerOmniGraffleAxure RP ProWeb DesignSaaS DesignUX DesignWireframingPrototypingInformation Architecture (IA) + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 5, 2017

Poppy is a UX consultant with 3 years of agency experience and over 6 years of professional experience working in digital technology. She combines strong problem-solving skills with creative thinking to design exceptional experiences for enterprise software, SaaS applications, and responsive service design projects.

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Aaron Neumann

Software DesignerSketchInDesign CCUser Experience (UX)Usability TestingPresentation DesignPaper PrototypingProduct DesignDigital Product Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2017

Aaron is a user experience designer who has designed experiences at and/or for large enterprises, small local digital agencies, startups, marketing agencies, and nonprofit organizations including IBM, WordPress, Samsung, Comcast Business, Merkle, and the American Institute of Architects. Versed in solving complex challenges for enterprise software, he also designs consumer mobile, tablet and website experiences.

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Kirill Zhironkin

Software DesignerSketchAndroidiOSApp UXWeb UXWeb App DesignAgile UXLow-fidelity MockupsHigh-fidelity MockupsLean UXUI DesignUX Design + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since November 16, 2016

Kirill is a seasoned UX/UI designer and UX lead. Over the past decade, he has worked at SaaS companies, creative agencies, and startups—building, via a solid process of lean UX and validation, cloud-based software, eCommerce projects, and B2B/B2C services.

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Kaylin Kudla

Software DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUX DesignUI DesignUX ResearchProduct Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 29, 2016

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.

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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 Software Designers through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Software Designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Software Designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Software Designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Software Designers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Software Designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Software Designer within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Software Designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Software Designer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    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

    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

    Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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

    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

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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