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Raymond Sharma

Raymond Sharma

Designer
Kelowna, BC, Canada
Member since January 24, 2018
Ray is an accomplished UX specialist/designer with over 18 years of experience delivering innovated web, mobile and connected experiences across banking, finance, energy, healthcare, real estate, and eCommerce. Ray’s award-winning work includes solutions for Deutsche Bank (Autobahn trading platform), Misys (a banking user experience platform), Fidelity (an iPad investment app), and several eCommerce web and mobile apps.
Raymond is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Financial Insight and Investment App
  • FX Trading | CCY Volatility Grid
  • Banking User Experience Platform
  • Loan Workflow Manager
  • Ogopogo
  • Online Store and Marketing
Employment
  • Founder | Director
    2015 - PRESENT
    perBodhi Experience Design
    • Founded a personal consultancy that delivered design, development, and marketing for digital services that leveraged human-computer interaction (HCI), user experience, and design best practices and methodologies to build value and reward for both the end user and businesses.
    • Working with founders and staff, researched, designed, and built a digital strategy and online presence for Swan Lake Nurseryland in Vernon BC, a local business with over 57 years of service to the community.
    • Contributed to the business model, strategy, and design through research and rapid prototyping to define the concept for Ogopo.go, a startup to create a mobile and web applications bringing offers and service from local lifestyle businesses to young people.
    • Shared knowledge and taught at Co+Lab Prototyping and Design Thinking to business owners, startups, and students.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Axure, InVision, Visio, WordPress, Google Analytics
  • Principal User Experience Consultant
    2013 - 2014
    Tobias & Tobias Consultancy
    • Led simultaneous projects while working closely with clients, stakeholders, and developers (often global); starting from the pitch to inception and execution. Used UCD principles, delivered pitch assets, pre- and post-delivery user research, wireframes, and prototypes.
    • Facilitated a client’s product visions by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital products.
    • Acted as a subject matter expert and evangelist and supported peers to ensure that a good user experience design is at the core of everything produced and delivered.
    • Collaborated and actively participated with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver successful outcomes within tight deadlines.
    • Delivered desktop and mobile solutions for FOREX trading platforms, fund management, and transportation.
    Technologies: OmniGraffle, Mindjet MindManager, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Powerpoint, Axure, Word, Excel
Education
  • Diploma in New Media
    1996 - 1997
    Vancouver Film School - Vancouver, Canada
  • Diploma in Retail Management
    1993 - 1996
    Sainsbury's PLC - London, England
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Product Design
    1989 - 1992
    Ravensbourne College of Design and Communications - London, England
  • A Levels in Design and Technology, Maths, Art
    1986 - 1988
    Latymer Grammar School - London, England
Experience
  • Complex Application User Interfaces (UI)20 years
  • eCommerce UX20 years
  • Mobile App Design12 years
  • Banking & Finance12 years
  • SaaS Design12 years
  • Lean UX10 years
  • Fintech10 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)5 years
Kelowna, BC, Canada
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