Aysha Samrin is a visual designer at Keela.
I design user experiences because I love great stories. Good design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The users are the characters and the problem that they’re trying to overcome is the plot.
Before I started designing user experiences for digital products, I illustrated children’s books, built brands and was largely involved with strategizing and bringing marketing campaigns to life. As someone who understands both marketing and product design, I add value to teams by bridging the disconnect that often exists between marketing and the user experience.
In addition to designing e-commerce experiences, I am passionate about designing immersive experiences for EdTech and B2B SaaS products focused on solving problems for SMEs.
Since my time at university, I’ve taken on roles that involved working with and mentoring young people. I appreciate being a part of others’ evolving stories, helping them push through and thrive. I currently teach part-time at Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, a post-secondary school that offers one-year diploma programs and degree pathways in visual, media and performing arts.
I’m based in Vancouver, Canada. I grew up in Abu Dhabi, UAE and had a short stint in India when I was 18, before moving to the UK, where I studied and worked for over half a decade. I love the ocean and scuba diving, and care deeply about marine life conservation and ocean sustainability.
This year, I began putting together a comprehensive branding and marketing resource to help solopreneurs and small businesses build their digital brand. Stay tuned for updates.
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Holey Moley – Most Innovative Enterprise Project, Solent SU, 2015
“Stop, or I’ll Tell!” – Most Innovative Project, Elevation Networks, 2015
“The Rabbit Who Loved Cabbages” – Contribution to the Community, Solent SU, 2014