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Karim Balaa

Karim Balaa

Designer
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Member since October 8, 2015
Karim has been in the industry for 10 years now and can bring a lot to the table. His main expertise has been 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
Employment
  • Freelance UI/UX & Product Designer
    Fresh Contrast
    2006 - PRESENT
    • 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 Photoshop, Sketch, InVision, Illustrator, After Effects
  • Sr. Web Designer
    Halogen Software
    2013 - 2015
    • 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 Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator
Education
  • Diploma degree in Interactive Multimedia
    Algonquin College - Ottawa Canada
    2004 - 2006
Experience
  • Adobe Illustrator10 years
  • Adobe Photoshop10 years
  • HTML/CSS7 years
  • Responsive Web Apps4 years
  • Product Design4 years
  • Adobe After Effects3 years
  • User Flows2 years
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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