Hire the Best Illustrators Near Toronto

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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Melissa Morgan

Illustrators DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorSketchLogo DesignBrandingiOS UI DesignWeb DesignAugmented Reality (AR)

CanadaToptal Member Since September 9, 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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James Babarinde

Illustrators DesignerUI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignInteractive DesignAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe After EffectsAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchFigmaUX ResearchUI MotionMobile

CanadaToptal Member Since September 10, 2020

James is an enterprise designer specialized in creating accessible design systems that scale across web and mobile platforms. He has intimate knowledge of mobile patterns, semantics, and accessible behaviors. James is proficient in design software, notably Figma and Adobe Design Suite, with a complementary front-end understanding.

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Irfan Shaikh

Illustrators DesignerSketchFigmaUX DesignProduct DesignUser Interface (UI)Adobe IllustratorAfter Effects CCUser Journey MapsUser FlowsUI DesignDashboard DesignWeb App Design

CanadaToptal Member Since November 1, 2020

Irfan defines and leads the product vision and development scope and designs new features or ongoing feature enhancements. He tracks the unfavorable occurrences to create backlogs and discuss them with senior management. He has been serving a variety of technology sectors such as aviation, fintech, and eCommerce. His practices include research, experience design, user testing, and IA to help stakeholders prioritize user stories and define acceptance criteria.

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Rachel Kreutzkamp

Illustrators DesignerVisual DesignUXAdobe Creative SuiteUIFigmaSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Photoshop CCIllustrator CCAfter Effects CCUI MotionPrototyping

CanadaToptal Member Since September 3, 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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Tracy Lam

Illustrators DesignerVisual DesignMobile UIMobile UI DesignTablet UIApp UIPresentation DesignPublication DesignData Visualization

CanadaToptal Member Since March 6, 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 DesignerFigmaSketchUI DesignUX DesignUser Interface (UI)BrandingLogo DesignProduct DesignUser FlowsWeb App DesignAgileWeb Design

CanadaToptal Member Since June 6, 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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Ricardo Leon Jimenez

Illustrators DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchiOSProduct DesignUI DesignUX DesignVisual DesignInformation Architecture (IA)AgileUser Interface (UI)Figma

United StatesToptal Member Since February 27, 2018

Ricardo has over ten years of experience in Product Design with startups and major brands. He has a solid foundation in human-centered design, design thinking, and agile. Ricardo has led the implementation of design systems applying Apple Human Interface Guidelines, Google Material Design, and Bootstrap. He is well-versed in User Research, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design, SaaS, Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Invision, Slack, and Jira.

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Rafael Castello

Illustrators DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)AdobeResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web UXWeb UIAdobe Experience Design (XD)Illustrator CC

United StatesToptal Member Since May 19, 2017

Rafael is a design leader with over 15 years of experience, working in New York for Pentagram, Droga5, BBDO, and Dentsu. His design practice is often informed by the most relevant art, media, and tech innovations; his aesthetic is minimalist, engaging, and playful. Rafael has designed for Fortune 500 brands such as Aesop, Chobani, Diet Coke, J&J, Oral-B, and Under Armour. He holds degrees from leading institutions in Europe and the United States.

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Linsey Peterson

Illustrators DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorIcon DesignUI DesignBrandingLogo DesignWeb DesignWeb App DesignProject ManagementMobile App DesigniOS UI DesignProduct Design

United StatesToptal Member Since June 16, 2017

Linsey has been designing websites, apps, and digital products for seven years for various agencies, startups, and most recently freelancing. She specializes in branding, UI design, and visual design and also has capabilities in UX and brand strategy. Linsey has a lot of experience managing and completing projects remotely as well. She'd love to partner with you in your project, helping you achieve your goals through digital strategy and design.

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Krasimir Galabov

Illustrators DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Interactive PrototypesVisual DesignProject Management

United StatesToptal Member Since October 7, 2015

Committed to crafting and producing forward-thinking digital products and tools, with a passion for both design and technology, Kras believes that the best work is not only functional but elegant and engaging. In the past, he has successfully contributed to creative solutions for clients such as CBS Sports, Simon & Schuster, UNICEF USA, Sirius XM, Wellpoint, Canon, Hillary Clinton, Harvard University, McKinsey, Estée Lauder, and many more.

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Julie Rega

Illustrators DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopWordPressiOSBrandingDigital DesignMobile DesignLogo DesignArt DirectionWeb Design

United StatesToptal Member Since February 17, 2016

Julie Rega has been a professional graphic designer and art director for 6 years. She's worked full time as a senior designer at a leading non-profit and Victoria's Secret PINK. She is the co-founder and art director of an iOS app called COSIMO that provides location-based audio tours around New York City. She specializes in digital design and marketing, branding and identity, digital illustration and print and environmental design.

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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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