Hire the Best Illustrators Near Vancouver

Toptal is a marketplace for top remote illustrators. Top companies and start-ups in Vancouver choose Toptal Illustrators design freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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James Babarinde

Illustrators DesignerUI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignInteractive DesignAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe After EffectsAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchFigmaDesign SystemsUX ResearchUI Motion

CanadaToptal Member Since November 23, 2020

James is an enterprise designer who creates accessible design systems that scale across web and mobile platforms. He has intimate knowledge of mobile patterns, semantics, and accessible behaviors. James is proficient in design software, notably Figma and Adobe Design Suite, with a complementary front-end understanding.

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Gabriel Smetzer

Illustrators DesignerMotion GraphicsAdobeAfter Effects CCBrand GuidelinesMotion DesignAugmented Reality (AR)3D AnimationAnimationVisual DesignBrandingHigh-fidelity MockupsAdobe Photoshop

CanadaToptal Member Since November 28, 2022

Gabriel is a freelance designer and creative director with over a decade of experience working for great studios and clients, including Apple, Google, and Meta. Gabriel combines his expertise in design theory, story design, and emerging technologies with the ability to rapidly build and test product ideas for the market or exemplify already great products.

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Karlie Chung

Illustrators DesignerFigmaAdobeSketchBrandingInVisionUser FlowsUser PersonasWebWireframingPrototypingDesign SystemsWeb Design

CanadaToptal Member Since December 6, 2022

Karlie is a passionate diverse designer who goes beyond design, aims to tell stories, and crafts solutions through compelling visuals and experiences. With an international background in global agencies to startups, she can lead the design process from end to end. Karlie is curious about how people interact with products and brands and uses her in-depth research to deliver a better experience.

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Diana Castaneda

Illustrators DesignerAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopFigmaArt DirectionProduct DesignUX BrandingUX StrategyBrandingInDesign CCIllustrator CCPhotoshop CC

CanadaToptal Member Since February 23, 2022

Diana is a prolific designer, art director, and design thinker. She has art-directed award-winning projects in her previous roles through close collaboration with engineers and science communicators. Diana has an obsessively curious mind that never wants to stop producing crafted solutions for her clients.

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Micah Bowers

Illustrators DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopBrandingLogotypeLogo DesignUX DesignCorporate IdentityUI DesignUser Experience (UX)Digital DesignVisual Design

United StatesToptal Member Since January 3, 2016

Micah uses brand design and illustration to tell stories on behalf of his clients. He believes that design must identify a need, stir a desire for change, and shed light on a path that is uniquely helpful, hopeful, and human.

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Paula Barcante

Illustrators DesigneriOSAndroidProduct DesignVisual DesignUser Experience (UX)UI DesignInformation Architecture (IA)SketchFigmaWeb DesignMobile UIUser Interface (UI)

CanadaToptal Member Since February 26, 2020

Paula is an award-winning UX/UI designer, advisor, and illustrator with more than six years of hands-on experience in making complex interfaces delightful and user friendly. She has made a significant impact in large corporations, such as Amazon, Zillow, Google, as well as startups. Her mission is to create efficient, beautiful, innovative, and high-quality experiences for the greater good of society.

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Deborah Michaliszyn

Illustrators DesignerFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe IllustratorVisual DesignWeb DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)AdobeInterface DesignUX PrototypingUI PrototypingWeb UXUX Design

CanadaToptal Member Since August 5, 2022

Debora is a UX strategist, interactive and web designer, and developer with 25+ years of experience, primarily interested in augmented and virtual reality and cutting-edge technologies. Her passion for UX design has led her to work in interactive product design and digital architecture for the lotteries, healthcare, finance, and insurance industries. Debora is an innovative designer, an idea generator, and a problem solver keen on creating beautiful, functional, and engaging digital products.

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Michelle Casanova

Illustrators DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe Creative SuiteUI DesignDesign SystemsProduct DesignWeb DesignUX DesignData VisualizationPrototyping

United StatesToptal Member Since November 6, 2020

Michelle is a seasoned UI/UX design lead, visual designer, and strategic thinker with experience in product design, digital design, advertising, and research. She has over 750+ successful projects under her belt across multiple brands, products, and industries and is highly proficient in Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and numerous other industry tools. She approaches projects with creativity, user empathy, and problem-solving ingenuity that consistently bring great value to her clients.

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Levi Csanyi

Illustrators DesignerAxure RP ProSketchProduct DesignUX ResearchResearchUI ResearchUsability TestingDirectorUX DesignMVP DesignUI DesignCustomer Experience

United StatesToptal Member Since May 20, 2022

Levi has over 20 years of experience in user-centered design from high-level processes to design delivery. He's a proven track record of driving highly complex projects across many business units and disciplines and solid expertise in implementing cutting-edge technology in fast-moving and highly innovative Agile or Lean environments. Levi's strong leadership and organizational skills span coaching and mentoring designer teams in UX and UI design with excellent business partnering skills.

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Deborah Dennis

Illustrators DesignerProduct DesignUser ResearchUser InterviewsAdobe PhotoshopUX ResearchFigmaWeb UXUX StrategyWordPressData VisualizationHigh-fidelity MockupsUX Flows

United StatesToptal Member Since December 6, 2016

Deborah is a UX design and research expert, analyzing users' needs and crafting creative and engaging interaction designs for over 20 years. Well-versed in transforming complex products into simple, easy-to-use interfaces, Deborah's worked for 11 companies via Toptal in the last eight years. She's been a design lead for Colgate's SaaS, Silicon Valley Bank, Caterpillar IoT, ASU Pocket, Dermalogica Face Mapping, SterlingNOW, and OUTFRONT Media's digital ads app.

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Michael Dedrick

Illustrators DesignerBrand IdentityPrincipleUX StrategyUser InterviewsUser FlowsWeb DesignOmniGraffleInteractive PrototypesBrandingAndroid UI DesignAnimationIcon Design

United StatesToptal Member Since October 19, 2016

In Michael's world, users always come first. He possesses the proven ability to develop highly-effective strategic marketing collateral for high-end clients, including Apple, IBM, L’Oreal, Fidelity, Bud Light, Home Depot, Costco, and Walmart. He's committed to connecting with clients and users—and bringing their vision to life effectively across a broad, far-reaching spectrum of media.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great Illustrator

Now more than ever, illustration is used online to bring ideas, products, and services to life. Hiring an illustrator is a giant step toward connecting target customers with your organization’s unique attributes. Finding the right illustrator can be a challenging process, especially if you don’t know what to look for. This hiring guide explains the value of illustration, what the illustration process entails, and how to hire an illustrator that your organization can partner with for years to come.

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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 Illustrators Near Vancouver

1

Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with 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 illustrator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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

    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

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

  • 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

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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