Choose from a constant stream of top UI design jobs while staying flexible as a freelancer.

At Toptal, you get to work on complex UI design projects with top clients who understand the value of elite design talent. As a Toptaler, you can design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.
Hiring UI designers? Learn more about Toptal.

Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge design tools to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top designers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
  • Grow your career by working with top companies
    At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge design methodologies and skills.
  • Never worry about payments
    At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced designers.
  • Design your own lifestyle
    No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.
  • Learn from peers and take advanced courses
    Have a question? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top designers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly learn new skills from your peers.
  • Get featured on the Toptal Design Blog
    With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, advanced design studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Design Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.
  • Speak at conferences and attend events
    Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal UI community:

Haiyuan Jiang
New York, NY, United States
Haiyuan is a UI/UX designer with more than five years of experience who has delivered over more than 50 projects to satisfied clients from all over the world. Though her specialty is designing the user interface, she also has an acumen for graphic, motion, and industrial designing. She enjoys startup culture and relishes project delivery. She is currently studying Design and Technology MFA at the Parsons School of Design. Read more
Diego Aguilar
New York, NY, United States
Born in Bolivia. Made in New York. Diego is a veteran of all things digital. He's a builder of brand experiences and products, a former DJ, and an avid sneaker collector. He has worked and played with awesome clients and agencies including Google, Nike, Spotify, Motorola, Mars, Ford, AT&T, Verizon, R/GA, BBDO, Razorfish, and more. Read more
Marius Troy
Oslo, Norway
Marius is a creative, fast-working, and dedicated freelance designer with a positive attitude and extensive multidisciplinary experience. He has been working as a web designer and art director all over the world for the past ten years—developing online concepts, creating designs, and helping businesses to great success. Read more
Miguel Oliva Marquez
Honolulu, HI, United States
Miguel is a freelance visual designer that previously worked at Microsoft (Skype) and Frog Design. He has a systematic approach to creating a visual design language and focuses on working collaboratively with teams. Read more
Marcus Knight
Nürnberger Land, Bavaria, Germany
With over 12 years of digital design experience, Marcus specializes in brand identity, UI design, development, and art direction. He communicates extremely well and has worked in a variety of different-sized teams. He has worked for a variety of clients including Adidas—designing the UI and UX for the miCoach app. Read more
Jason Mascari
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Jason is a product design executive focused on product development through ideation, prototyping, use-cases, problem solving, and UI and UX design. He has a strong core of creative and technical skills for both physical and digital product development. Read more
Jake Frey
New York, NY, United States
Jake built Fancy which was deemed one of the best apps of the year from Apple and Google. Other clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify, Hermès, and Kanye West. He's privileged to work on amazing projects with brilliant people. Read more
Max Burnside
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Max is an experienced interaction designer with experience in startups and B2B companies. His clients include Facebook, Nike, RocNation, and John Frieda. He prides himself on employing his high standards for quality in design to bring his clients' visions to life. Read more
Young Kim
Los Angeles, CA, USA, United States
Young is a systematic thinker and a problem solver. He focuses on user-centric design, but is always looking to push the boundaries and try something new. He has experience working in both small digital agencies and top global digital advertising agencies like Razorfish Global, working with brands like Honda/Acura and Google. His work with PBS as Art Director recently won a 2016 Revere Award from the Association of American Publishers. Read more

See 3 typical UI design jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite UI designers for their mission-critical jobs.
  • User Interface Designer
    Branding, Web Design, Style Guide, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch
    We’re looking for someone to help revamp our existing commercial real estate matching website. We have a logo, but also need someone to help us with other branding efforts, including color, style, and icons. We hope to use these new style elements to improve our website and make it look professional, consistent, and modern.
  • Senior UI Designer
    Branding, Product Design, Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint
    We’re a 3 person team on a mission to provide dog lovers across the country with the canine health services they need on short notice and with the click of a button. To do this, we need a designer to help us develop a cohesive visual aesthetic for our company that extends across all user-facing touchpoints. You’ll be responsible for designing usable, useful, and delightful responsive web and mobile user interfaces. We currently have a website, but would like to build iPhone and Android apps that help promote our brand and its promise to the canine health community.
  • Lead UI Designer
    Mobile Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision
    We're a small remote startup working on a highly customized e-commerce solution for the millennial market. We are looking for an accomplished UI designer to deliver delightful and engaging customer experiences on mobile & the web. We currently have some rough wireframes and concepts we’d like to have someone expand upon and work with us to create an exceptional shopping experience for users on the go. In addition to creating detailed design specifications for our mobile app and web designs, we’re also looking for someone who can help out with design marketing and sales collateral materials (digital, print, promotional) to support our launch and sales efforts.

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.
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Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join design conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge design tools to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top designers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.

Taking place in Paris, May 24-26, one of the world’s biggest conferences for startups & leaders offers a chance to meet and collaborate with executives in your industry, develop partnerships with booming startups, and connect with top investors to raise funds.

Iva Touzimska, Technical Recruiter at Toptal, will give a talk titled Right Person / Right Job? where she will explain how hiring the wrong person can cost your startup money, and waste your time. She will also give some tips how to manage risk when recruiting new employees, and give insights from employers who made their dream team a reality.

For more information about the conference, please see the event website.


After successful events in Bangalore and Pune, ReactFoo travels to Mumbai on May 26th. This popular event brings together JavaScript and front-end engineers, as well as cross-platform developers.

If you are interested in React (and its alternatives), React Native, and front-end engineering, this is your opportunity to learn from experts in the field, and to gain insights from case studies of practical implementation.

Tejas Bhatt, a Toptal designer, will give a talk titled Dr. De Sign Systems - Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Remove the Chaos. Tejas will share insight into systematic designs, which are gaining more and more attention within the digital product design world.

The event takes place at ISDI ACE, starting from 8:45am; Tejas speaks from 1:50 to 2:30pm. For more information, please see the event website.

Saint Petersburg

We’re hosting a networking event for members of the Toptal Community in Saint Petersburg.

Join us at Bier Stube Restaurant, Saturday, May 26th starting at 3:00 PM.

This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Toptalers, including Toptal developer and Community Leader Dmitry Pavlov who will be happy to tell you more about our global network and the benefits of joining.

The event is open to all current and prospective Toptalers, so feel free to bring a guest. Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate head count. For questions regarding this event, please contact the event organizer directly.


Could a little knowledge of code improve your design workflow? Toptal is pleased to present a workshop for designers who wish to adopt coding as a tool for prototyping. Join us May 26, 10:00am to 1:00pm at Workstation.

Ugo Ifezue, a Toptal designer, will lead this session. He will share his experience working as a product designer who is proficient at HTML and CSS. Then, he will lead a discussion on how to set up an ideal workflow, including tactics such as versioning sketch files and creating libraries with tools like Abstract and Plant.

Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate headcount. For questions regarding this event, please contact the event organizer.

Publish advanced papers alongside UI designers on the Toptal Design Blog.

The Toptal Design Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth design studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the design industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Design Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of top UI designers.
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Mobile App Design Best Practices and Mistakes
Following some basic mobile app design best practices and avoiding the most common mistakes will help designers create apps that live past the crucial 90-day mark when 71% are abandoned.
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Meaningful Design and the Art of Delightful UX
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No matter what design discipline you are working in—whether it’s visual design, UX, or traditional print—typefaces are essential elements of virtually every bit of design produced.

Why do top UI design experts join Toptal?

Aloïs Castanino
Senior UI Designer
London, United Kingdom
Aloïs is a French designer living in London. He helps businesses all over the world achieve flawless user experiences. His app designs have been featured by Apple. Aloïs specializes in product strategy, user experience, and interface design.
Toptal allows me to provide UI design services to inspiring entrepreneurs from all around the globe. Thanks to Toptal’s fantastic team, I can now focus 100% on what I do best: designing. The time I save not signing contracts or chasing payments, I use to improve my processes.
Tomass Sola
UI Designer
Riga, Latvia
Tomass specializes in functional and beautiful user experiences for web and mobile applications. He strives to bridge user needs and business goals to deliver the most creative and strategic UX and design solutions. Tomass communicates extremely well with his clients and has worked in teams of all sizes.
As a freelance UI designer, I am a one-man business, like it or not. What I love about working at Toptal is the fact that everything is taken care of and you are left to do what you do best - design great user interfaces. Imagine a world where you don't have to hustle for new projects, and can just focus on what you love to do and grow your skills. At Toptal, you can work with great teams and change the world one project at the time.
Jake Frey
Lead UI Designer
New York, United States
Jake built Fancy, which was deemed one of the best apps of the year from Apple and Google. His other clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify, Hermès, and Kanye West. He's privileged to work on amazing projects with brilliant people.
User interfaces are constantly evolving every day. Being a Toptal designer allows you to be at the forefront of that evolution and shape it. We have clients who want to push the envelope and an invaluable community of brilliant design minds to collaborate with and use to your advantage.

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.