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Mat MacQuarrie

Visual DesignerArt DirectionUI DesignWeb DesignLogo DesignBranding

CanadaToptal Member Since July 4, 2017

Mat is a freelance designer who's passionate about working with great people and teams to create honest, impactful brands and products. He has more than a decade of experience working in senior roles at various startups for both marketing and product teams. Mat loves telling the story of a company—writing the copy, choosing the visual directions, and more—but he also loves UI design because it feels like one giant puzzle you get to solve visually.

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Ocean Lio

Visual DesignerPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCSketchiOSMobile DesignUX DesignLogo DesignMobile App DesignUser Interface (UI)iOS UI Design

CanadaToptal Member Since May 29, 2018

Ocean has over seven years of experience as a UI/UX designer in the computer software industry—working at Autodesk. He’s especially skilled in visual design, user experience design, and testing. Notable projects that he’s worked on was as the lead designer for Autodesk’s SketchBook application and on SketchBook Motion which won iPad App of the Year in 2016.

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Lillian Jia

Visual DesignerSketchAdobe Creative SuiteUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Presentation DesignArt DirectionPrototypingWeb Design

CanadaToptal Member Since January 31, 2019

Lillian has worked in the industry for about a decade working on websites, apps, VUIs, annual reports, branding, presentations, IPOs, wayfinding, and more. Recently, she’s worked in Agile teams of all sizes on both software and hardware products—serving as product owner (as needed) and product designer. What Lillian does is work jointly with product owners and development teams to create intuitive product experiences.

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William Carroll

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignSketchUI DesignUX DesignMobile WebBrandingAgileWeb DesignProduct DesignInteractive Design

CanadaToptal Member Since April 21, 2020

William is a strategic thinker with 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in art direction, graphic design, illustration, branding, advertising, environmental design, and cross-platform campaign strategy. For the past 10 years, he has specialized as a digital product designer, collaborating on world-class, user-centric digital experiences for Starwood Hotels, World Vision, The Toronto Star, and more.

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David Vera

Visual DesignerFigmaPhotoshop CCProduct DesignUser ResearchPrototypingUser Experience (UX)UI DesignUX DesignMobile UX DesignMobile UI DesignWireframingPresentation Design

CanadaToptal Member Since August 20, 2021

David is a user-centered product designer with 10+ years of experience. He specializes in user experience design, product design strategy and design systems. David has spent the past six years working in fintech, delivering successful products. He co-led the transition to Figma of Scotiabank's design system and championed the design of a state-of-the-art library with a strong focus on accessibility and usability. Previous roles have included head of design and senior product designer.

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Ricardo Silva Porto

Visual DesignerFigmaPrototypingInterface DesignUI ComponentsUI DesigneCommerce UIeCommerce DesignWeb App UXWeb App DesignProduct DesignHigh-fidelity MockupsWireframing

CanadaToptal Member Since June 24, 2021

Ricardo is a multidisciplinary UI/UX professional with 11 years of experience, five of them as a UI/UX/product designer. He excels in several design disciplines, including web design, 3D, and motion graphics. Ricardo's domain expertise includes banking and finance, insurance, transportation, and the service industry with clients such as SkipTheDishes and IBM. He works on complex, large-scale projects with millions of clients, leads teams, and creates unique solutions for real-world problems.

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Steven Ligatsa

Visual DesignerSketchInformation Architecture (IA)iOSPrototypingUI DesignUser FlowsUX DesignUser ResearchUsability TestingUser Interface (UI)Dashboard DesignUser Experience (UX)

CanadaToptal Member Since May 29, 2016

Steven is an established UX designer with over ten years of experience. Being an expert in devising seamless end-to-end customer journeys through thoughtful design, his passion lies in developing a product concept and experience strategy into a human-centered product. Previously, Steven was a key player in Disney Interactive's social experience team, where he was granted a US patent for his work. He currently leads iVirtual's human design team and oversees their products' UX design.

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David Nuff

Visual DesignerSketchAdobe CCAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopiOSBrandingProduct DesignUI DesignMobile UI

CanadaToptal Member Since May 12, 2017

David’s first job was as a junior designer on Montreal’s public bike system, named one of Time Magazine’s inventions of 2008. He has since led product design efforts for brands like Cisco, Nestlé, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. He also works in brand and visual identity—his work for the Museum of Jewish Montreal led to a spot as a finalist in Openbrand’s Rising Star 2015. In his spare time, David makes interactive art installations and paints murals.

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Irfan Shaikh

Visual 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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James Babarinde

Visual DesignerUI DesignUX DesignIllustrationProduct DesignInteractive DesignAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe After EffectsAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchFigmaUX ResearchUI Motion

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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Ritika Sharma

Visual DesignerAdobePhotoshop CCIllustrator CCFigmaUIUXTablet UITablet UXAdobe Experience Design (XD)PrototypingWeb App DesignUI Design

CanadaToptal Member Since May 7, 2021

Ritika is a senior product designer working in diverse teams of designers, developers, and product managers both for corporates and startups. She is an expert in creating meaningful and user-centric products that provide purpose in everyday life. As a detail-oriented UX professional, Ritika enjoys solving complex problems while meeting user and business needs through her interdisciplinary expertise in design, research, and project management.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Visual Designer

Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors.

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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 Visual Designers Near Toronto

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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 visual designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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