Karim Balaa, Designer in Ottawa, ON, Canada
Karim Balaa

Designer in Ottawa, ON, Canada

Member since October 15, 2015
For the past decade, Karim has been working in the industry and that combined with his innate eye for design means he can bring a lot to the table. His main expertise lies in UI/UX and product/interaction design. Karim likes to think of himself as a problem solver who carefully chooses the best tool to implement the right strategy, design, and interaction for his client.
Karim is now available for hire


  • Freelance UI/UX and Product Designer

    2006 - PRESENT
    Fresh Contrast
    • Worked with several startups to help them grow while establishing a strong design foundation behind the company.
    • Designed wireframes to help establish what the website/product should do and behave.
    • Worked as a visual and interaction designer to help bring wireframes to full visual designs and any interactive pieces.
    • Created designs as a UI/UX designer with Nokia's digital marketing team.
    Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop
  • Senior Web Designer

    2013 - 2015
    Halogen Software
    • Redesigned the corporate website and online brand.
    • Designed custom landing pages and ran A/B tests to help figure out what works best for our audience.
    • Designed a series of banner ads.
    • Created social media assets to promote our content.
    • Wireframed and sketched out new ideas for web apps.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop


  • Diploma Degree in Interactive Multimedia
    2004 - 2006
    Algonquin College - Ottawa Canada

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