Hire the top 3% of freelance startup design experts.

Toptal is a marketplace for clients to find top startup designers from around the world. Each Toptal freelance startup design expert is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical startup design projects.

No-Risk Trial, Pay Only If Satisfied.

We've been blown away by the level of talent we've been able to hire through Toptal.

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Trusted by leading brands and startups

Our Exclusive Network of Startup Design Experts

Joe Wyndham

Startup Design Expert

Joe is a London-based freelance Digital Designer specializing in branding, web design, and user experience design. He believes in crafting bold, original, a...nd intuitive products. Joe's core values are simplicity in design, attention to detail, and an understanding of his clients’ needs. 

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Cameron Campbell

Startup Design Expert

Cameron is a UI/UX designer with over seven years of experience helping brands like Microsoft, Skype, MTV, and the NBA create engaging web and mobile experi...ences. He specializes in web and product design for enterprise with a focus on conversion, usability, and accessibility. Cameron also has over 8 years of Front End Development experience and works with modern tools such as JavaScript and WordPress. 

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Yiqin Dai

Startup Design Expert

Yiqin is a UI/UX designer with five years of experience in producing beautiful and fully responsive products for clients like IBM and Dell. She also has led... product designs for startups, where she focused on helping them to obtain funding and win customers. Yiqin specializes in visual design, interactive prototyping, and front-end implementation. She's also a communicative, responsive, and easy-to-work-with team player. 

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Sergey Krasotin

Startup Design Expert

Sergey designs interfaces for websites, cars, and mobile and augmented reality apps. He has had the opportunity to work for clients such as UBS, Raiffeisen,... Home Credit, Barclay's startup accelerator, Honeywell, Volkswagen Group, and more. 

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Ivan Aras

Startup Design Expert

Ivan is a senior UX/UI designer and UX engineer with nine years of experience in creating unique user experiences through simple, but effective user interfa...ces. He is in love with effectively implementing a beautiful and useful design into the final products. 

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Alex Kukharenko

Startup Design Expert

Alex is a product designer, writer, and entrepreneur. As a product designer, he is able to work with visual design, experience design, and motion graphics.... He is a big fan of rapid prototyping: it gives designers so many ways to validate the idea before writing the first row of code. 

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Juste Krisiune

Startup Design Expert

For the last 7 years, Juste has worked as a UX/UI designer with startups and established brands in London, Europe, and North America. Since 2013, together w...ith a partner, she runs a private digital design and branding consultancy, Fox Créateur, in London. Her clients have included Gett, PwC, Manhattan Consulate, and Future Finance. Her work was featured by .NET magazine, Communication Arts magazine, and won Site of the Day from CSS Design Awards. 

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João Pacheco

Startup Design Expert

João is a digital designer based in Portugal. For the past few years, he's been moving from advertising and marketing to a product-oriented path, having wor...ked in various roles ranging from UI to visual design. During this time, he's also developed some brands and worked on photography and video projects. 

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Hire Startup Design Experts Seamlessly with Toptal

1
Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of design will work 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 Startup Design Expert for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
Work with your new Startup Design Expert for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Startup Design Experts different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Startup Design Experts to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Startup Design Experts?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Startup Design Expert 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.

  • How fast can I hire Startup Design Experts through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a Startup Design Expert within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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.

Top Startup Design Experts are in high demand.

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