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David Nuff

Visual DesignerSketchAdobe CCAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopiOSBrandingProduct DesignUI Design + 0 more

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 designed for brands like Cisco, Nestlé, Google and the Royal Conservatory of Music. A finalist in Openbrand’s Rising Star 2015, he enjoys collaborating on both strategic design and production.

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Ocean Lio

Visual DesignerPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCSketchiOSMobile DesignUX DesignLogo DesignMobile App DesignUser Interface (UI)iOS UI Design + 0 more

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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James Rhodes

Visual DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAcrobat Pro CCUI DesignUser Interface (UI) + 0 more

With several years of experience, James is a senior designer and manager with a demonstrated ability to deliver results and a proven track record of successfully creating visual identities for many clients. Along with building and managing teams of designers within corporations, James has crafted experiences for clients such as Adidas, Reebok, Canadian Olympic Committee, Koodo Mobile, and LG Electronics.

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Lillian Jia

Visual DesignerSketchAdobe Creative SuiteUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Presentation DesignArt DirectionPrototypingWeb Design + 0 more

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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Scott Benson

Visual DesignerPhotoshop CCSketchAxure RP ProiOSWireframingApp UXWeb UXApp UIWeb UIFront-endMobile DesignUX Strategy + 0 more

Scott has over a decade of experience in UX/UI design and front-end development—working on everything from large-scale government and public sector sites to applications for startups and small businesses. He's also completed his user experience (UX) certification with Nielsen Norman Group and is a Google Analytics certified professional. Scott brings a strong background in strategy, research, design, and development to every project.

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Julia Presgraves

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignSketch 3BrandingPowerPoint Design + 0 more

Julia is an award-winning creative with 15 years of experience in design and art direction. Her passion lies in problem-solving and creating unique and simple visual solutions. She believes that to be inspired, you must be willing to look outside the ordinary and appreciate the beauty in everything.

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Christine Esoldo

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorSketchUser Experience (UX)WireframingAgileUser Interface (UI)SquarespaceInformation Architecture (IA)Web DesignBranding + 0 more

Christine is a UX designer with an MFA in product design. She has 15 years of experience in a range of companies, including CrowdStrike, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Dell. She specializes in health/wellness and data management products, and uses design thinking processes to discover user needs, define value and fit with proofs-of-concept and MVPs, and iteratively improve/redesign products through testing and experiments.

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Fernando Berlanda

Visual DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)WireframingIllustrationBrandingUI DesignArt DirectionSketch 3User Interface (UI)Logo Design + 0 more

Fernando is an experienced UI/UX designer and an expert in creating beautiful solutions for complex problems from scratch, from bare-bones MVPs to polished digital products, from wireframes to final high-fidelity mockups, and from napkin sketches to elegant branding solutions. He is truly a Swiss-army designer.

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Lukas Doraciotto

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopiOSIllustrationInternet of Things (IoT)User Interface (UI)Art DirectionWeb DesignDigital DesignUX DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD) + 0 more

Lukas is a Brazilian creative designer and art director, with a strong focus on visual concepts and interactive design. Over the past ten years, he's been working on everything from user interface design, branded content for TV, and brand platforms of clients. After winning a few awards and working with top agencies around the world such as DDB Berlin and Agência Africa, Lukas decided to start a new journey as a freelancer visual designer.

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Ricardo Portocarrero

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorSketchUI DesignData VisualizationMobile UI DesignFigma + 0 more

Ricardo is a senior visual designer specializing in projects across user experience, brand identity, and business transformation. With over a decade of industry experience, he's worked with a diverse spectrum of demanding client assignments, from developing customer-friendly experiences as well as incorporating complex design systems.

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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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A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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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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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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