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

At Toptal, you get to work on complex UX 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 UX 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 UX community:

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 her experience comes from designing large enterprise software and SaaS web applications, where her analytical, design, and user research skills are put to work. Read more
Jeffrey Davis
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Jeffrey has been working alongside entrepreneurs to help build their businesses for more than half a decade. Most recently, he has worked with a digital agency in London called Grampy. For those two years, he traveled the world consulting with C-level executives and building digital experiences for leading brands. 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 design lead for Google Classroom. She has crafted experiences for Apple ( redesign), The Paperless Post, Conde Nast, and The New York Observer (2009 Webby nomination, best newspaper). Tamara is an adjunct professor at FIT, teaching interaction design, and holds a Master’s from NYU’s ITP. Read more
Alexandra Jones
London, United Kingdom
With a formal background in music, fine art, and new media, Alexandra has been working as a user experience designer for the past five years within academic and creative industries across four countries. She has partnered with both small and nimble startups and innovative, market-leading blue-chip brands at both top-line strategic and granular levels—including Johnnie Walker, Waitrose, Barclays, Weetabix, KFC, World Animal Protection, and more. 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, Angel has made significant impact at companies such as Nest, Microsoft, AKQA, and Bank of America throughout his professional career. He is a talented UX/UI designer with his finger on the pulse of the latest technology and communicates extremely well. Read more
Bill Tribble
London, United Kingdom
Bill is a UX lead who has improved the lives of millions 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. 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
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 and an independent designer and artist. He directed interactive design for Yahoo!, where he specialized in advertising, branding, product development, UI/UX, and ideation, and has recently finished a thirteen-month project for Microsoft as a senior UI/UX design lead for a next-generation big data CRM platform. 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 interfaces. She’s also good with content and data. She believes that all users' needs matter—even the edge cases—and she prides herself on tenaciously finding usable and scalable solutions to complex problems. Right now, she’s playing with prototyping tools, eager for what they bring to the table. Read more
Fabio Muniz
São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Fabio is an experienced product designer who has worked with venture-backed startups and enterprise clients like Google and Viacom. He was looking for more projects to work so he made the decision to try freelancing platforms. However, he also wanted solid clients and teammates to work with so he joined Toptal. 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.
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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.

Back on May 22nd, 2010, a programmer named Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas: the very first real-world transaction made with cryptocurrency. At the time, this technology was just over a year old.

May 22nd is now known as Bitcoin Pizza Day — and Toptalers from Mérida will gather to celebrate with a discussion of current blockchain tech.

The gathering will be a good opportunity to enjoy the company of colleagues — including Greco Rubio, a Toptal developer and Community Leader for Mérida. All are welcome: feel free to bring guests.

Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate head count. For more information on the event, please contact the event organizer.


Join the 3rd edition of Freelance Hangouts, May 22nd at 6:00pm. This event will feature a special guest: Dženana Preljević-Sadović from Toptal’s Sourcing team, who will join us via livestream around 6:30pm.

Dženana will tell you all about Toptal, how it works, and how freelancing can make your career skyrocket. You will learn:
• What Toptal is, and why it could be the right choice for you
• How to apply to join the network
• How the network operates
• Types of opportunities that Toptal offers
• How to grow as a freelancer in the right community
• and more.

For more information and to RSVP, please see the event website or contact Razvan Burciu directly.


Microsoft Developer User Group in Zagreb is a group of local developers who get together every month to discuss Microsoft platforms and solutions. The group’s next meetup takes place May 22nd at 5:15pm.

Ivan Čuljak, a Toptal developer, will be a featured speaker, with a talk titled Going Serverless on Azure.

Join Ivan to learn about logic apps and functions; functions proxies; API management; and systems that turn the cloud into an event-driven system – event grid.

For more information and to RSVP, please see the event website.


Toptalers are gathering for an afternoon of coworking in downtown Vancouver. Come join us at Breka Bakery and Cafe on May 23rd starting at 3:00 PM and bring your Toptal client work, personal projects, or anything in between.

This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Toptalers, including Toptal developer and Community Leader for Vancouver, Luiz Ferreira. If you happen to be in the area between 3:00PM and 6:00PM that day, make sure to drop by and say hello. Feel free to bring a guest if they would enjoy meeting the community, or learning more about the company.

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

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.
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Why do top UX design experts join Toptal?

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.
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.
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.

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.