Innovation and Experience Consulting

Innovation and Experience Consulting for Customer Impact

Work with Toptal's innovation and experience consultants to use proven methods of ideation and design thinking to create intuitive products, services, and customer experiences that will future-proof your growth and capabilities.
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Basak Akcam Trotter

Team Leader

Featured Team of Innovation & Experience Consultants

Basak Akcam Trotter

Product Manager

Basak is a customer-focused product manager and product management director with 16 years of experience. She led large-scale transformation projects in various sectors, including telecommunications, finance, retail, government, and real estate across the globe.

Previously at


Management Experience

15+ Years

Gianluca Vaccarini


Gianluca is a highly versatile full-stack software engineer. He has helped many companies take an idea and turn it into a product that serves thousands to millions of users. He's built the software that powers Tesla's service centers for scheduling from scratch.

Previously at


Engineering Experience

6+ Years

Hyun Kim


Hyun has several years of experience designing digital products for Fortune 500 companies and startups. He loves to build intuitive, thoughtful, and beautifully crafted products for organizations.

Previously at

Bain & Company

Management Experience

9+ Years



Innovation and Experience Consulting

Toptal takes a human-centered approach to driving rapid innovation and end-to-end design thinking for industry-leading product design, services, and customer experiences. Our capabilities range from helping clients reinvent business models to innovation sprints for more efficient, digitally enabled, customer centric operations.

Customer Experience Strategy

Use CX to rapidly grow your capabilities by putting customer journeys at the center of every idea, design, and product execution.

Customer Understanding & Design

Exceed customer expectations with research and user experience design services that base business outcomes on customer understanding.

Human-Centered Ideation & Prototyping

Deploy rapid prototyping with human-centered iterative processes to design and test products with agility and precision.

Digital Innovation

Lead your industry by adopting the latest modern digital tools to deliver scalable, innovative solutions.

Customer Measurement & Analytics

Quantify the quality of your customer experiences by clearly defining outcomes, tracking performance and commercial impact.

Innovation Capability Development

Leverage our expert techniques with cross-functional capabilities to realize your visions and be a customer-centric innovation leader.


Innovation and Experience Solutions That Deliver Value

From services to team augmentation—Toptal has the right model for your business and project needs.

How Toptal’s End-to-End Delivery Works

Partner with Toptal to fully execute on your business and technology needs: from creating the strategy all the way through to implementation.


Define Problem

A leader from our team will work with you to understand your goals and assess your business challenges.

Develop Analysis

We’ll develop the best approach to achieve your goals and solve your business challenges.

Design Solution

We’ll deliver a clear solution and provide comprehensive advice on how to best execute and implement.

Execute Implementation

We’ll partner with your team to implement the proposed solution utilizing talent from our network.

Collaboration that works

How to Work with Toptal for Your Innovation & Experience Needs

Toptal matches you directly with global consulting leaders from our network in hours—not weeks or months.


Talk to an Innovation & Experience Consulting Lead

A leader from our team will work with you to understand your goals, business needs, and team dynamics.

Get the Perfect Solution

From full end-to-end delivery to team augmentation—choose the best model for your business and project needs.

The Right Fit, Every Time

Work with Toptal’s Innovation and Experience Consulting team on a trial basis (pay only if satisfied), ensuring that your needs are ultimately met.

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Explore Insights From the Innovation and Experience Field

Read the latest articles and resources to keep you current on emerging trends in digital innovation, customer experience, product design, UX best practices, and more.

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This comprehensive UX guide provides helpful tips, insights, and resources for aspiring creatives, seasoned designers, and business leaders who want to understand how user experience design can strengthen their organization.
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Stewart Pressney
Verified Expert in Design

Stewart is a UX designer who specializes in prototyping and web app design. He has worked with clients such as The Clorox Company, CBRE, and Altium, and developed an award-winning design and prototyping workflow for industries including healthcare, education, and e-commerce.

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Previously At

The Clorox Company
Laurence Brothers

Laurence Brothers

Verified Expert in Engineering

Laurence is Toptal’s Senior Writer for Technology and Software. A former analyst at Google and ITA Software, and researcher at Bell Communications Research and Verizon Laboratories, he now writes about how AI, VR, cloud computing, and software impact business and the future of work. Laurence has five patents for AI and internet applications.

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Sara Kahlau

Innovation & Experience Practice Lead

Sara is a seasoned consultant and strategist who collaborates with clients to drive transformative results through providing outstanding customer experiences. Formerly with Booz & Company, she’s exercised her top-tier consulting skills in hands-on roles as CCO and CMO in healthcare and professional services. Sara enjoys simplifying complex challenges through strategy, innovation, and customer experience. As Toptal’s Director of Innovation & Experience Consulting, she leads customer-centered strategies for diverse clients, from startups and Fortune 500 companies.
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More Innovation and Experience Consulting Capabilities

Pair Toptal’s innovation and experience consultants with related competencies to tackle your business initiatives extensively.

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