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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.

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Yiqin Dai

Troy, NY, United States
Yiqin is a UI/UX designer with four years of experience in producing beautiful and fully responsive products for clients like IBM and Dell. She also has experience in leading product designs for startups—helping startups to get funding and win customers. Yiqin specializes in visual design, interactive prototyping, and front-end implementation. She's a communicative and responsive team player who's easy to work with. Click to continue

João Pacheco

Lisbon, Portugal
João is an alien from a planet called Portugal, but when he's not fighting the cosmic powder around his galaxy—he works as a digital designer. In the past few years, his focus has been digital. He's been moving from advertising and marketing to a product-oriented path, having worked in roles in between UI and visual design fields. During this time, he has been also crafting some brands and working on photography and video. Click to continue

Sergey Krasotin

Berlin, Germany
Sergey spends his time converting coffee into pixels, developing websites, mobile applications, augmented reality apps, and automotive interfaces. To date, he's had the privilege of collaborating with Skoda, CA Technologies, O2, Canon, Volkswagen, Honeywell, Alliance, Unica, and other industry giants. Click to continue

Napatthiya Hongchinnakorn

Paris, France
Napatthiya is a UX/UI designer with an MBA from Paris. She has worked for tech startups, eCommerces, and fashion and lifestyle brands in Paris, New York, Singapore, and Bangkok. She specializes in creating modern and engaging websites which capture the real identity of the brands. She believes that a website can be as creative as the products—a highly functional and enjoyable user experience. Click to continue

Juste Krisiune

London, United Kingdom
For the last six years, Juste works as a UX/UI designer with startups and established brands in London, Europe, and North America. Since 2013, together with 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. Click to continue

Joe Wyndham

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

Ivan Aras

Split, Croatia
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 interfaces. He is in love with effectively implementing a beautiful and useful design into the final products. Click to continue

Cameron Campbell

Ellenboro, NC, United States
Cameron is a UI/UX designer and front-end developer with over 6 years of experience designing and shipping digital products for a wide range of businesses and enterprise clients. He has worked both as a freelancer and part of a team, and values communication and meeting goals on time. Click to continue

Alex Kukharenko

Berlin, Germany
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. Click to continue
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Xavier Xicay
CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp
“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.”
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Co-Founder @ improvemygun.com
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Co-Founder & CTO @ maxmantra
“Always incredibly responsive, prompt, and flexible, Anna has done an outstanding job -- her work is exactly what we needed. Toptal has been a great experience for us due to the ease of getting a project going with quality talent at a cost that fits our budget. The automated online system for managing everything during onboarding was also impressive.”
Cody Wilke
Product Manager @ Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions
“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
“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.”
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General Manager, Digital Solutions, Bridgestone Head Office, Tokyo @ Bridgestone Corporation
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Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers
“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 @ CLARA analytics
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.”
Elmar Platzer
Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“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.”
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CTO @ Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.
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