Hire the Top 3% of Freelance Visual Effects (VFX) Artists

Toptal is a marketplace for top Visual Effects (VFX) Artists. Top companies and startups choose Toptal VFX freelancers for their mission critical design projects.

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Bill Hoffman

United StatesToptal Member Since January 11, 2022

Bill is a two-time NATAS Emmy® Award-winning editor, producer, and motion graphic designer. He is a seasoned post-production veteran with managerial and mentoring experience. The scope of his career encompasses short and long-form broadcast television, commercial and promo spot work, corporate video, sports, streaming, and live events. Clients include Warner Bros., Discovery, National Football and Hockey Leagues, Microsoft, Starbucks, Vanguard, Hyundai Capital, and all major television networks.

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Malcolm Overend

CanadaToptal Member Since December 8, 2022

Malcolm is a motion designer and 3D generalist with over 15 years of production experience across various digital mediums. He utilizes design, animation, and creative technologies to enhance marketing material, communications, product features, and interface elements.

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Manuel Tavora

Freelance Visual Effects (VFX) Artist
SpainToptal Member Since January 23, 2022

Manuel is an award-winning, versatile designer with 20+ years of comprehensive international experience developing exceptional projects and products in the US, Europe, and China. With superb project leadership abilities and personal management skills across multinational environments, Manuel is an expert in industrial and graphic design and architecture. He also has strong proven problem-solving and analytical skills, a fast-learning curve, and the ability to adapt to evolving industry trends.

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Gabriel Smetzer

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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Daniel Nisttahuz

JapanToptal Member Since December 9, 2020

With 15+ years in product and motion design, Daniel's engineering background and design passion enable him to blend technology and art. Experienced in projects showcased on Product Hunt as #1 Product of the Day, he excels in challenging scenarios, whether solo or collaboratively. Daniel is adept in 3D design, especially Cinema 4D, and is keen on bringing innovation and fresh insights to your team, enhancing your success.

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Fernando Berlanda

BrazilToptal Member Since December 14, 2016

Fernando is an award-winning Swiss army designer experienced in product, interaction, and digital design. He excels at problem-solving, from wireframes to final digital products, delivering elegant branding, UI/UX, and 3D design solutions. Fernando's solutions have earned him recognition, and he has worked with top companies, global startups, and advertising agencies. His exceptional communication skills and collaborative leadership style make him a valuable asset to any team.

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Carlos Fernando Cabrera

GuatemalaToptal Member Since September 2, 2022

Carlos, an accomplished 3D artist and graphic designer, brings a wealth of experience crafting compelling visuals for global brands and corporations. Praised for his meticulous attention to detail and top-tier brand visuals, he is recognized as a resourceful, self-motivated, and efficient leader. Carlos excels in managing demanding workloads and delivering exceptional results on time, fostering close client collaboration throughout the process.

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Cesar Maximiliano Salazar Cortez

MexicoToptal Member Since July 13, 2023

Cesar is a dedicated 3D and immersive worlds artist with over six years of game industry experience. Meticulous and hard-working, he consistently delivers high-quality work within project constraints, always learning and staying up-to-date with industry trends. Cesar thrives in collaborative environments and is committed to providing exceptional results and making a positive impact.

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Pavel Pekanov

RussiaToptal Member Since July 14, 2020

Pavel's been delivering branding, UI/UX, visual/product design, and creative direction since 2004. He served as the head of design at a fintech unicorn, where he ran all of the company's creative efforts that helped settle a $100-million round. Pavel is interested in gaming, crypto-banking, internet banking, and fintech and designs with complex interfaces that are human-oriented and straightforward. Pavel is the second runner-up in Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - Product Development 2020.

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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

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

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

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

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

How to Hire Visual Effects (VFX) Artists Through Toptal

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 Visual Effects (VFX) artist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Visual Effects (VFX) artists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Visual Effects (VFX) artists to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

  • Can I hire Visual Effects (VFX) artists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Visual Effects (VFX) artist within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Visual Effects (VFX) artists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Visual Effects (VFX) artist 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.

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 talent within 48 hours 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.

Top Visual Effects (VFX) Artists Are in High Demand.

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