Raymond Sharma, Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Raymond Sharma

Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since January 30, 2018
Ray is an award-winning, multidisciplinary experience designer, online and off, with 20+ years of experience delivering useful, usable, engaging, and rewarding experiences for all. He has led organizations and teams, managed products and projects, and worked hands-on to deliver design leadership, design thinking strategies, UX research, UX design, interaction design, and creative UI designs. His work includes delivering experiences across VR, AR, web, mobile, cloud, and connected devices.
Raymond is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Client Design Services and Strategy Lead | Design Director

    2018 - 2022
    Toptal LLC
    • Grew design and customer experience services for Toptal to meet the needs of its clients with the top 3% of designers across the globe to accomplish the amazing.
    • Worked with enterprises, SMBs, and startups across the globe to bring them the world's top design thinkers, innovators, UX researchers, and UX/UI designers (interaction, visual, and communications).
    • Collaborated with revenue teams to grow accounts, which included creating design capability presentations and RFPs.
    • Mentored talent and product teams on design best practices and processes.
    • Consulted on internal initiatives to increase Toptal core services and revenue and improve its software.
    Technologies: Salesforce, G Suite, Slideshows, Management Consulting, Best Practices in Design, Leadership, Product Consultant, Consulting, UX Mentoring, Mentorship & Coaching, User Experience (UX), Design Thinking, UX, Ideation Workshops, User-centered Design (UCD), Prototyping, UI Design, UX Strategy, Ideation, Customer Experience, Digital Strategy, PowerPoint Templates, AR Interfaces, Usability Testing Expert, PowerPoint Design, Workshop Facilitation, Roadmaps, Digital Ecosystem Mapping, B2C, Web Design, Agile Product Management, Product Management, Product Roadmaps, Product Strategy, Scrum
  • Founder | Director

    2015 - 2019
    perBodhi Experience Design
    • Founded a consultancy that delivered design, development, and marketing of digital services that leveraged HCI, research, design best practices and methodologies, and UX and UI to build value and reward for end users and businesses.
    • Led the digital strategy for a retail store, designing, building, and leveraging analytics. Increased the eCommerce presence, engagements, and in-store visits by over 500%.
    • Supplied full-lifecycle design practices to improve the customer experience across multiple clients. Conducted design thinking workshops leading to additional funding and innovative solutions, including qualitative user research, UX, and UI design.
    • Designed, set up, and developed a WordPress site with eCommerce, CRM, and analytics integrations that enabled others to administer and update the site with ease.
    • Identified and built analytics to grow businesses, increasing SEO and social media impact and achieving the top Google Search and Facebook rankings in the local community.
    • Worked with startups to evolve their business model canvas through workshops, mentoring, UX research, UX design, and UI design, including creating MVPs and prototypes.
    • Consulted on developing startup business models through audience research and rapid prototyping, including consulting with Ogopo.go to create a mobile app bringing offers and services from local lifestyle businesses to young people.
    • Mentored and consulted with entrepreneurs, startups, and students in design thinking, UX, and UI design. This included leading an IoT community working group and running courses in prototyping and business model execution and processes.
    • Led the online and offline coordination, creative direction, brand, and marketing for a 20,000-capacity festival, delivering web, mobile, and print assets while managing the build-up and event on the day.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, WordPress, Axure, Photography, Interface Design, User Interface (UI), Wireframing, UX Prototyping, Mockups, Mobile Mockups, High-fidelity Mockups, Information Architecture (IA), Agile UX, WordPress Design, User Journey Maps, Design Thinking, UX, Ideation Workshops, User-centered Design (UCD), UX Research, Prototyping, UI Design, UX Strategy, Ideation, User Experience (UX), Lean UX, Web Applications, Visual Storytelling, Enterprise Design, Digital Strategy, PowerPoint Templates, IA Strategy, Usability Testing Expert, Internet of Things (IoT), WordPress Themes, PowerPoint Design, Workshop Facilitation, UX Audits, Empathy Mapping, Digital Ecosystem Mapping, B2C, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Agile Product Management, Product Management, Product Roadmaps, Product Strategy, Scrum


  • Diploma in New Media
    1996 - 1997
    Vancouver Film School - Vancouver, Canada
  • Diploma in Retail Management
    1993 - 1996
    Sainsbury's PLC Management Program - London, England
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Product Design
    1989 - 1992
    Ravensbourne College of Design and Communications - London, England



Vancouver, BC, Canada

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