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Karim Balaa

Karim Balaa

Designer
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Member since October 8, 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
Employment
  • Freelance UI/UX and 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
  • Senior 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
  • Responsive4 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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