Hire the top 3% of freelance user experience researchers.

Toptal is a marketplace for top user research experts. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal user research freelancers for their mission critical design projects.

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Jeff Shaw

User Experience Researcher

Jeff is a user experience designer based in Silicon Valley. His approach combines new design and technology trends with research and validation. He is a tal...ented designer, a great communicator, and a reliable freelancer. 

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Deniz Ozakar

User Experience Researcher

Asli is a senior UI/UX designer and researcher with more than eight years of experience in mobile, web, and IoT design projects. She has handled all the ste...ps of the design process from user-centered design research, interaction design, and user interface design to user testing, but her strength is in UX design. She has worked for many industries ranging from telecommunications, banking, eCommerce, online betting, mobile games, and health. 

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Nick Vyhouski

User Experience Researcher

Nick is a senior UI/UX designer with eight years of professional experience specializing in designing applications for startups. He is used to working remot...ely and has his tools and processes tailored to meet the demands of a fast-paced lean workflow and an unpredictable startup environment. He believes that design is not about deliverables and beautiful pixels but about solving problems and achieving business and user goals. 

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Sasha Pozdnyakova

User Experience Researcher

Sasha is a product designer with a background in information design and human-computer interaction. With years of experience building web and mobile applica...tions, Sasha not only provides smart solutions but understands business and product strategy. She designs B2B and B2C products and converts problems into simple, friendly flows that make people’s lives easier. Sasha has worked with Informatica, Zalando, and other leading companies. 

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Kaushik Ghosh

User Experience Researcher

Kaushik is an experienced UX architect and UI designer. He has worked for many global IT and product heavyweights, mostly Fortune 100 companies such as Micr...osoft, Intel, Intuit, T-Mobile, Cisco, and more. He also has worked for numerous startups in San Francisco, Singapore, and Bangalore.  

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Katrina Talley

User Experience Researcher

Katrina is an innovative user experience and interaction designer with more than a decade of experience in product design for the web, desktop, mobile, and... embedded applications. She creatively translates complex problems into elegant, usable solutions that exceed expectations and across devices. She approaches product design with a broad experience, a big picture focus, and a passionate user advocacy. 

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Bill Tribble

User Experience Researcher

Bill is a UX lead who has improved the lives of billions with his work on digital products. He also teaches design, and has over two decades of professional... experience in UX, media, and education. He has an entrepreneurial attitude, has worked in a wide range of media, and his design process is tactile, collaborative and user-centered—with beautiful results. 

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Hire User Experience Researchers Seamlessly with Toptal

1
Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of design will work 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 user experience researcher for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
Work with your new user experience researcher for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal user experience researchers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our user experience researchers to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for user experience researchers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your user experience researcher 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.

  • How fast can I hire user experience researchers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a user experience researcher within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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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