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Sajin Devidas

United StatesToptal Member Since February 18, 2022

Sajindas, who has worked with clients like Walgreens, Chase, Citi, HSN, and Metlife, is an accomplished product designer with 18+ years of experience. Leveraging user-centered design principles and a diverse skill set in wireframing, prototyping, and UI design, he creates high-impact experiences that increase customer satisfaction and drive business success. Sajindas's meticulous leadership skills, passion for his craft, and ability to tell compelling design stories make him a valuable asset.

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Chris Blanz

United StatesToptal Member Since March 8, 2021

Chris creates user-friendly digital experiences that inform, instruct, and inspire. He can serve multiple roles for a single project, including UX strategist, UX designer, UI designer, and copywriter, creating everything from concept sketches to high-fidelity, interactive prototypes. As a hands-on team leader, Chris has created award-winning campaigns for brands like Band-Aid, Cracker Barrel, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, MIT, The Washington Post, LEGO, and National Geographic.

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Omotoyosi Adegbite

NigeriaToptal Member Since September 29, 2022

Omotoyosi is a distinguished UI/UX designer renowned for crafting complex SaaS products for emerging and established companies. Her proficiency spans all design stages, from planning and research to wireframing, design systems, UI, and testing, delivering intuitive, engaging applications for edtech, eCommerce, and real estate. Remarkably, her redesign of a B2B edtech platform catalyzed a 60% user base growth. Trust Omotoyosi's human-centered design to elevate your product to its full potential.

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Carlos Fernando Cabrera

GuatemalaToptal Member Since September 2, 2022

Carlos is a professional 3D artist and graphic designer with experience creating impactful and attractive visuals for international brands, musicians, and corporations. He's been praised for his detailed images and high-quality brand visuals and for being a resourceful, self-motivated, efficient, and skilled leader. Carlos has solid experience managing high workloads and delivering excellent results on time while keeping close communication with the client.

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Gabriel Felix

BrazilToptal Member Since May 3, 2022

Gabriel is a senior full-stack UX/UI product designer with over 12 years of experience. Skilled in product strategy, wireframing, UX/UI design, and prototyping, he has a great entrepreneur spirit and loves to solve problems through creative and data informed methods. Gabriel has worked in a wide range of industries, from education to insurance and is ready to expand his experience.

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Anne Clark

United StatesToptal Member Since March 7, 2018

Anne is a creative director and senior digital product designer with 20+ years of experience and skills in visual design and UX. She's built digital products, design systems, marketing campaigns, and mobile apps. Her work with 40+ agencies includes Frog, McCann, Publicis, Havas, Digitas, JWT, Droga5, and Razorfish. Anne's clients have included JP Morgan, Birchbox, Sony Music, BMW, and A&E. As a co-founder of Sein Analytics, she built the company's financial analytics SaaS product.

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Ludvik Herrera

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2022

Ludvik is a creative catalyst, hands-on strategist, and experience designer. Through research and user-centric design principles, he applies the design thinking methodology. Ludvik crafts intuitive user experiences, creates and enhances branding, makes engaging digital products and visual presentations, and architects atomic design systems. He is insatiably curious, loves to learn, and often finds improvement and innovation on any challenge. Ludvik enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others.

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Busayo Odesanya

CanadaToptal Member Since October 14, 2021

Busayo is a design lead with 6+ years of experience in end-to-end design strategy and execution of SaaS and developer tools at scaleup companies. Busayo has strategically positioned Unity Version Control as the cloud-based storage solution for 1.5 million creators using Unity Editor, Asset Manager, Muse AI (closed beta), and Build Automation for real-time 3D application development and cloud-based versioning. Unity VCS has been featured at Unite 2022 and GDC 2023.

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Irfan Shaikh

CanadaToptal Member Since November 30, 2020

Irfan is a product designer with a psychology degree and product management certification, with 15+ years at companies like Emirates, Walmart, RBC, TurboTax, Carta AI, and PepsiCo. Irfan innovates by aligning customer interactions with product development and leveraging psychology to understand and validate user needs. For him, product design is where innovation meets empathy for seamless user delight.

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Rochelle Pennington

South KoreaToptal Member Since December 21, 2021

Rochelle is a design lead and digital product designer who uses human-centered design methods to solve complex problems. She has 13+ years of agency experience working with all sizes of clients, teams, and projects. Rochelle has worked with government, nonprofits, and startups–including Yamaha, U.S. Federal Student Aid, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Brian Carter

South AfricaToptal Member Since October 7, 2022

Brian is a digital pioneer with over 18 years of experience in the creative and tech industry, with over 100 awards in the last decade alone. Most recently, he served as the chief experience officer at Digitas in South Africa, where he helped numerous clients with their digital transformation, including Sanlam, Nedbank, South African Tourism, and many others. Brian's focus on customer experience is evident in the innovative digital journeys that he designs.

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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

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