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Toptal is a marketplace for top remote illustrators. Top companies and start-ups in Toronto choose Toptal Illustrators design freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Irfan Shaikh

Illustrators DesignerFigmaUX DesignProduct DesignAdobe IllustratorAfter Effects CCUser Journey MapsUser FlowsUI DesignDashboard DesignWeb App DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Adobe CC

CanadaToptal Member Since November 30, 2020

Irfan has more than 15 years of experience working for top-notch companies worldwide, including Emirates, Walmart, RBC, TurboTax, and PepsiCo. He helps companies innovate by starting with how they interact with their customers and focusing on connecting human goals and needs to possible products and services that could be launched to the market. Irfan is based in Toronto, Canada, and has a bachelor's degree in human psychology.

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Ritika Sharma

Illustrators DesignerAdobePhotoshop CCIllustrator CCFigmaTablet UITablet UXAdobe Experience Design (XD)PrototypingWeb App DesignUI DesignWeb DesignUX Design

CanadaToptal Member Since January 13, 2022

Ritika is a UX designer at Amazon and a senior product designer at Toptal with over eight years of experience in the design field. She has worked in diverse teams of designers, developers, and managers for Big Tech and startups. With a master's in UX design, she's an expert in creating user-centric products. A detail-oriented UX professional, Ritika enjoys solving complex problems while meeting user and business needs through her interdisciplinary design, research, and management skills.

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Sadia Intesar

Illustrators DesignerUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)PrototypingWireframingUX ResearchProduct DesignUX DesignUI DesignWeb DesignLow-fidelity MockupsFigmaMobile UX

CanadaToptal Member Since October 15, 2020

Sadia is a product, UX, and UI designer currently focusing on startup consulting in design to create user interfaces and brands. Recently, she's been instrumental in raising $7 million in funding for a fintech startup with products being used by millions. She's worked for globally known companies and startups and provided services for clients from Europe, the US, and the local industry. Sadia has experience in project management and enjoys working closely with engineers to deliver intuitive UX.

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Namitha Chegu

Illustrators DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopMockupsCommunicationWireframingUser FlowsVisual DesignFigmaUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)UI DesignWeb Design

CanadaToptal Member Since November 28, 2022

Namitha is a UI/UX designer who specializes in creating visually appealing designs using software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Figma. Her experience includes working with designers, developers, product owners, and project managers to develop cohesive and effective designs. Her ability to make correct design decisions is based on her experience working independently and in team structures on projects.

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Melissa Morgan

Illustrators DesignerAdobe SuiteApp UIFigmaLogo DesignBrandingiOS UI DesignWeb DesignInVisioniOSSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe Illustrator

CanadaToptal Member Since September 12, 2017

Melissa is an award-winning, multifaceted creative woman with 13+ years of experience specializing in digital technologies. She has worked with clients ranging from industry leaders to startups that have utilized her expertise in design, VR, AR, entrepreneurship, and art direction. Melissa's past clients include NBC Universal, Technicolor, Google, Harvard Business School, UEFA, Telus, Walmart, UPMC, Forbes, Giant Tiger, Rogers, Adidas, Ford, WealthSimple, and The Royal Conservatory.

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Rachel Kreutzkamp

Illustrators DesignerVisual DesignAdobe Creative SuiteWeb DesignFigmaSketchInVisionAdobe Experience Design (XD)Photoshop CCIllustrator CCAfter Effects CCMotion DesignAnimation

CanadaToptal Member Since December 23, 2021

An experienced visual and motion designer, Rachel is passionate about telling powerful stories through design. She loves working with motion to further a design narrative and communicate in exciting new ways while maintaining a strong design foundation. Rachel designed the UI and information architecture for Focals, the world's first pair of smart glasses that look and function like real glasses. She has worked in various industries, including healthtech, sports, pharmaceutical, and media.

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Jake Sinclair

Illustrators DesignerUX ResearchCampaign DesignProject ManagementPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCPremiere Pro CCAfter Effects CCFigmaDigital DesignInteractive DesignBrand DesignUX Design

CanadaToptal Member Since May 30, 2022

Building brands has been a part of Jake's DNA since the age of 16 when he started his own snowboard apparel company. Now with a closet full of sample t-shirts, Jake's grown into a designer who prioritizes empathy and entrepreneurship in every creative opportunity he faces. With over 10 years of professional experience, Jake has mastered the skills and become a seasoned designer equipped with the creative direction, strategic eye, expert design, and technical skills top brands are looking for.

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Tracy Lam

Illustrators DesignerVisual DesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorSketchBrandingIcon DesignLogo DesignDigital DesignUI DesignArt DirectionMobile UIMobile UI Design

CanadaToptal Member Since April 30, 2020

Tracy is a visual designer with nearly 10 years of professional experience and a passion for digital design, branding, and illustration. She has worked with major clients such as Radio Canada, Turner International, and The Weather Channel. When she’s not working at her computer, you can find her at her sketchbook.

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Busayo Odesanya

Illustrators DesignerFigmaBalsamiqSketchPrincipalMVP DesignUX ResearchSaaSDesign SystemsSaaS DesignUI DesignResponsive UIUX Design

CanadaToptal Member Since October 14, 2021

Busayo is a cross-functional designer with experience working in telecoms, fintech, and eCommerce projects, having spent years mastering the art of guiding customers through their success points in the experience journey. Prior to his tech design career, he worked in the construction industry, helping architects estimate the cost of designs and managing resources for successful implementation, which has impacted his collaboration with developers and engineers in the IT world.

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Deborah Michaliszyn

Illustrators DesignerFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe IllustratorVisual DesignWeb DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)AdobeInterface DesignUX PrototypingUI PrototypingWeb UXUX Design

CanadaToptal Member Since August 5, 2022

Debora is a UX strategist, interactive and web designer, and developer with 25+ years of experience, primarily interested in augmented and virtual reality and cutting-edge technologies. Her passion for UX design has led her to work in interactive product design and digital architecture for the lotteries, healthcare, finance, and insurance industries. Debora is an innovative designer, an idea generator, and a problem solver keen on creating beautiful, functional, and engaging digital products.

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Omer Ercan

Illustrators DesignerAdobe After EffectsFigmaAnimationWebsite RedesignUser Experience (UX)InVisionSketchUI DesignVisual DesignUX DesignAdobe CCAfter Effects CC

United StatesToptal Member Since August 7, 2017

Omer is a human-centered designer with 13 years of experience building bridges between brands and users. He specializes in visual design, UX design, motion design, user-centric design principles, design leadership, design system, prototyping, mockups, wireframes, brand consistency, and logo creation. Omer strives for the best and incorporates clients' digital strategies in his designs.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great Illustrator

Now more than ever, illustration is used online to bring ideas, products, and services to life. Hiring an illustrator is a giant step toward connecting target customers with your organization’s unique attributes. Finding the right illustrator can be a challenging process, especially if you don’t know what to look for. This hiring guide explains the value of illustration, what the illustration process entails, and how to hire an illustrator that your organization can partner with for years to come.

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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 Illustrators Near Toronto

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 illustrator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

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.

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