Aysha Samrin is a Lead Product Designer at Perch.

"Every great design begins with an even better story."
Lorinda Mamo

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 Calgary, 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. 

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Some professionals know their business, some are reliable and some are a pleasure to work with. Aysha is all of the above. Whether it is designing a logo, doing the visual branding for my organization or designing my website, she has completely met my expectations. Above all she is extraordinarily cooperative and a sheer joy to work with. I cannot imagine going to anyone else for my design needs.
Ashok Panikkar
Director, Meta-culture


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