Freelance UX Design jobs for world-class designers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance UX Design jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite design talent. As a former lead UX designer, manager, or specialist, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

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

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

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

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 technical courses

Learn from peers and take advanced technical 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

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

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 UX community:

Bill Tribble

London, United Kingdom

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 dec... Read More

Michael Clingerman

Seattle, WA, United States

Michael is a skilled designer with twenty years of brand identity, product development, and graphic design experience as an art director... 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... Read More

Alexandra Jones

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Alexandra has over eight years of experience as a UX designer in four countries. She has partnered with both small startups as well as i... Read More

Fabio Muniz

São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil

Fabio is an experienced product designer who's worked with venture-backed startups and enterprise clients like Google and Viacom. He had... Read More

Tamara Olson

New York, NY, United States

A self-employed UX designer and developer, Tamara spent several years at Google, first as a UX manager in Ads (DFP), and then as UX desi... Read More

Dmytro Svarytsevych

Wrocław, Poland

Dmytro has been in the industry for more than 13 years and specializes in user interface design, interaction design, mobile UX, informat... Read More

Maureen Murphy

Long Beach, NY, United States

Maureen has been a UX architect for 14 years and has experience with websites, web-based applications, kiosks, widgets, and mobile inter... Read More

Natalia Cackowska

Warsaw, Poland

Natalia is a user experience designer and researcher with nearly seven years of experience creating web and iOS applications. Most of he... Read More

Angel J. Perez

San Francisco, CA, United States

Using an educational foundation with a doctorate in technology design, a master's in computational sciences, and bachelor's in physics, ... Read More

Jeffrey Davis

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jeffrey has been working alongside entrepreneurs to help build their businesses for more than half a decade. Most recently, he has worke... Read More

See 3 typical UX 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 UX designers for their mission-critical jobs.

Lead UX Designer
Sketch, InVision, Keynote, Google Office Suite, Storyboarding, Prototyping

We’re a large international auto company looking to add a lead UX designer to our team. In this position, you will be exploring key areas of our user journey with a primary focus on the in-car and mobile experiences. Other responsibilities include implementing the user experience and associated UI framework and assets on a range of products. You will also be following through with processes and tactics to implement the vision. You will be expected to produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications, and final visual designs.

eCommerce UX Designer
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Axure, HTML, CSS

We are looking for an eCommerce User Experience designer responsible for translating requirements and wireframes into a brilliant design using our existing design aesthetic and UX best practices. You will design the overall functionality of the product and iterate upon it. We’re looking for someone to translate concepts into wireframes and deliver mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces including desktop web, mobile web, and iOS.

User Experience Designer
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Axure, HTML, CSS

We’re looking for a talented UX designer to create solutions to complex interface & interaction design challenges, from concept to implementation. We are a large company that is branching off into an exciting niche that we’re hoping will disrupt the K-12 education industry. You will be partnering with key stakeholders to lead the creation of user flows, wireframes, information architecture, and prototypes. You will also run user testing, as well as collaborate with visual designers and content writers during design phases and help assist developers during development phases. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an experienced team that has worked on some of the web's most popular software products. If a successful fit, this will likely evolve into multiple future projects.

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.

Trusted by:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

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.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish advanced papers alongside UX 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 UX designers.

Why do top UX design experts join Toptal?

Alexandre Brito

Senior UX Designer
Melbourne, Australia

Alexandre is a User Experience designer and strategist with nine years of professional experience across industries like education, telecom, retail, healthcare, energy, transportation, and banking. He designs better ways for customers to experience products and services that improve their lives as well as the business's bottom line. What drives him is simplifying complex things, understanding behavior, and creating real, innovative experiences.

As a UX designer, it’s sometimes difficult to find challenging projects from local companies. Toptal’s network is incredible. From the beginning, I've never had problems finding interesting design projects from top clients. Adding to this, it’s great to be part of a vibrant design community where everyone is always available to connect and share UX insights. As a father of a newborn, Toptal gives the flexibility that I couldn’t find anywhere else in the market.

Diego Pinna

UX Designer
London, United Kingdom

Diego is an experienced UX designer, always looking for new challenges to advance his career and help him build great products. He is a self-starter with an eye for detail and a passion for high quality software creation, and he can easily identify business needs and determine innovative user-centered solutions.

Through UX design I can explore new sectors and discover new connections to other industries. This diversity fosters my creativity and enhances my skills. Thanks to Toptal, I am able to work with different sectors and within various legal frameworks, including construction, automotive, and healthcare, to name a few. For every new client, I can deliver the best UX and help them discover what their users really want.

Jeff Shaw

Senior UX Designer
San Francisco, United States

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 talented designer, a great communicator, and a reliable freelancer.

User experience is an often misunderstood area of design. I love that it challenges my creativity, and is analytically stimulating. I find value in simplifying the daily interactions people have with technology. Through Toptal, it’s been possible for me to work with clients that are willing to invest in diving deeper into product design — while working on a flexible schedule. To me, that’s something unique only to the Toptal platform.

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.