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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
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
  • Creative Director | Event Coordinator
    2018 - 2018
    Kelowna Caribbean Festival Association
    • Led the online and offline creative direction, brand and marketing for a festival in its seventh run with a 20,000 capacity.
    • Created the overall strategy and planning for growth and future sustainability of the festival by making it more self-funding than relying on donations and city funding.
    • Developed, designed, managed, and implemented SEO for the website and their corresponding accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Google Social.
    • Created all of the artwork, posters, printed flyers and promotional material using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat including the new logo, website design, and overall brand design for the festival.
    • Coordinated the event and collaborated with city councils and local businesses to grow and promote the festival.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Google Suite for Nonprofits, Asana
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
  • SaaS Design12 years
  • Mobile App Design12 years
  • Banking & Finance12 years
  • Lean UX10 years
  • Fintech10 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)5 years
Kelowna, BC, Canada
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