Danielle R.

Design executive with 15+ years experience, ex-Toptal

English, German

I lead designers and developers, collaborating throughout the entire process, from concept to code. Lead Director of Design I Toptal: Toptal is an Andreessen Horowitz backed company on an $80M+ revenu...see more

  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • Arts & Design


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Vice President Design

Mechanism Ventures
3 years
Current position
Sep 2019 - Present
Mechanism is an early-stage venture firm that partners with and funds world-class talent to co-found and scale $1B+ companies that make a massive impact. The core principle of Mechanism...see more

Design Leadership Forum Member

5 years
Current position
Apr 2018 - Present
The mission is to advance the practice of design leadership by fostering a community where the world’s best can learn from one another. InVision strives to make the Forum inclusive and ...see more

Head of Design Vertical

4 years
May 2015 - Sep 2019
Toptal is a network for elite freelance software engineers and digital designers, backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Adam D'Angelo, Ryan Rockefeller and more with an $80M+ revenue run rate....see more

UX Design Mentor

8 years
Current position
Sep 2014 - Present
CareerFoundry is the world’s first career accelerator for vocational tech skills. Online programs are delivered by expert mentors to bring complete beginners up to employable standards ...see more

Co-founder, VP Design

1 year
Nov 2013 - May 2015
Sterio.me brings homework to mobile phones and smart devices in developing countries to save teachers time preparing, distributing and marking homework and increase student learning out...see more

Startupbootcamp Berlin Mentor

2 years
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Startupbootcamp is a mentorship driven program; these mentors drive the startups acceleration over the 3 month program - and often for months or years afterwards. The Startupbootcamp fo...see more

Co-founder, Creative Director: Capsule.fm; PM: The Early Edition

3 years
Jul 2012 - May 2015
Capsule.fm makes your online content audible. We create an audio narrative from snippets of your online content. It could be top news headlines, social media updates, your latest email...see more

Art Director

5 months
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Butter is one of Germany's leading advertising agencies holding accounts with clients such as Aktion Mensch, SPD, ÖVP, Deli, Vattenfall and the Berliner Sparkasse. My role as art direct...see more

Junior Art Director

DDB Tribal Group
3 years
Dec 2008 - Dec 2011
While working in the creative team at Tribal DDB, our team worked predominantly on Bosch, to sharpen their visual identity. Deutsche Bahn was another client, in which I was responsible ...see more

Artist in Resident

15 years
Current position
Jan 2008 - Present
Foundation id11 creates artist residencies and presentation spaces for artists where experimentation can thrive.

Graphic Designer

The Partnership
1 year
May 2007 - Oct 2008
Working within a small and inspiring team, my role within The Partnership was to create visually impactful ideas. The close environment gave allowed the chance to create campaigns from ...see more

Corporate Identity Designer

Evers Image Architects
1 year
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
I worked as a sole designer in this boutique branding agency. I developed corporate image, from concepts to finished art, including logos, style guides, marketing collateral and website...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom

Role experience

  • Arts & Design