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Toptal is a marketplace for top User-Centered Designers. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal User-Centered freelancers for their mission-critical design projects.

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Stoyan Stoyanov

User-Centered DesignerSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Photoshop CCAndroidiOSWebUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Usability TestingUX ResearchUX AnalysisPrototyping + 0 more

BulgariaToptal Member Since July 4, 2019

Stoyan's human-centric and data-driven approach helps uncover unique growth opportunities with clear and strong value propositions for enterprise and start-ups. A proven expert in product design, he has command over an extensive visual design process that delivers outstanding products and services that succeed.

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Ming Luan

User-Centered DesignerUX DesignProduct DesignSketch + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 16, 2017

Ming has over six years of experience in research and design. She enjoys working on consumer products and has had projects featured by Apple. She takes pride in combining user problems with business goals to create simple solutions. Ming specializes in product strategy, user experience design, and user interface design.

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Medhat Mekky

User-Centered DesignerUX DesignWireframingUI DesignDashboard DesignWeb DesignMobile DesignPrototypingUX Analysis + 0 more

EgyptToptal Member Since September 20, 2018

Medhat is an innovative user experience designer who's spent over the past 14 years spearheading projects that leave a lasting impact on digital products. He has a portfolio of over 20 projects demonstrating versatility in a wide range of industries and digital platforms. Along with being attentive to emerging trends and business needs, Medhat brings a positive demeanor with a palpable passion for designing intuitive user-centered experiences.

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Alejandro Velasco

User-Centered DesignerPrototypingVisual ArtUI BrandingResponsive UISketchUser ResearchProduct DesignDigital DesignWeb DesignUX DesignDigital Product DesignAdobe Illustrator + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 29, 2017

Alejandro is a passionate designer—a former industrial designer turned digital over the years—taking advantage of his skills in user-centered designs and interests in technology and digital image rendering. He's been working in the user interface field for more than eight years—specializing in working with teams to create visual and interaction languages. Nowadays, he's helping startups build their identities through their interfaces.

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Daniela Pretorius

User-Centered DesignerAdobe IllustratorSketchUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Digital Product DesignArt DirectionUI DesignUX DesignInteractive DesignProduct DesignWeb UX DesignDashboard Design + 0 more

PortugalToptal Member Since January 7, 2019

Daniela is a product designer with several years of experience creating products and interactive environments. Working closely with clients, she creates innovative, responsive solutions with the user always in mind. She also builds visually stunning solutions on a solid foundation of research and UX. Daniela loves a good challenge and learning anything that could potentially have a significant impact on people's lives.

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Juan Martín García

User-Centered DesignerSketchFigmaBalsamiq MockupsiOSUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web DesignMobile UIResponsive UI + 0 more

ArgentinaToptal Member Since April 19, 2018

Juan is a UX/UI designer and front-end developer with excellent communication skills and more than a decade of experience. He's worked as a contractor for teams of various sizes and for notable companies and institutions such as Microsoft, Viacom, Fox, Nickelodeon, University of North Carolina, Faena Hotels, Renault, and Banco Santander Río, among others.

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Olha Bahaieva

User-Centered DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAxure RP ProAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe After EffectseCommerceiOSAndroidVisual DesignUX DesignUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

UkraineToptal Member Since February 2, 2018

A six-time winner in international design contests, Olha comes to Toptal with more than seven years of experience in web and UI/UX design. She has created 50+ eCommerce, 20 B2B, and 10 B2C designs as well as directed 5+ startup products, specializing in UX/UI, branding, and ideation. Olha always puts the user at the center of the design and strives to create innovative units focused on interactivity.

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Josiah Duinkerk

User-Centered DesignerSketchiOSAndroidMobileVisual DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Product DesignProtoypingResponsive UIWireframingUX DesignWeb Design + 0 more

NetherlandsToptal Member Since November 12, 2017

The best way to describe Josiah's work ethic is creative efficiency. By managing expectations, setting up good communication processes, and finding the balance between business goals, technology, and user experience, he believes that projects can run smoothly and effectively.

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Adam Connelly

User-Centered DesignerWebCreative DirectionArt DirectionInteractive DesignAdobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorDigitalAdobe CC + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since June 16, 2018

Adam has deep experience in interaction design, graphic design, digital marketing, social media, influencer marketing, and advertising. His past clients include Apple, eBay, Microsoft, Pixar, Levi's, Barbie, Kraft, Coors, Williams-Sonoma, PayPal, Nike, and Lululemon. He's visually voracious, obsessed with aesthetics, and just wants to make everything more beautiful.

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Casey Weeks

User-Centered DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopMarvel AppSketchAdobe InDesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Art DirectionUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Creative DirectionProduct DesignGame Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 12, 2018

Casey is a software UX/UI and marketing website interaction designer with 10 years of professional experience and 20 years of overall experience. He is skilled in creating productive, user-friendly interfaces for complex back-end data structures as well as front-end customer-facing interfaces and websites. He's adept in gathering qualitative feedback through ethnographic interview methodologies to build user-centric mental models.

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Tom Kendrick

User-Centered DesignerIllustrator CCeCommerceUX DesignWeb Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 27, 2018

Tom is a UX designer based in Newcastle with a background in industrial design. He specializes in creating tangible, user-centered design solutions and has a wealth of experience developing websites, web apps, and apps. He loves building brands from the ground up while also being comfortable working within tight specifications for blue-chip clients. His minimalist approach to design allows him to create elegant and intuitive digital experiences.

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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 User-Centered Designers through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right User-centered Designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal User-centered Designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our User-centered Designers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire User-centered Designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a User-centered Designer within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal User-centered Designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your User-centered Designer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    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

    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

    Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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

    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

    Expert Talent Matching

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

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