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Layal Saikaly

-Visual and Interactive Designer-

Education

Carleton University 

20132017

Bachelor in Information Technology -

Interactive Multimedia and design (IMD)

University of Ottawa

20112013

Bachelor in Software Engineering

  • University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship

Work experience

Moonlight Events

20172017

Designer and Setup team member

Setup and plan customized designs for wedding customers-

Photography sessions for different setups

 creating customized mock ups for each wedding.

Shared Services Canada

20162017

Project Officer with PMCOE 

  • Created business processes for various projects using Visio
  • Created standard communication messages for My SSC and PM forum
  • Developed graphics for PM training materials
  • Tested PM tools (EPS - technical support ) and reviewed training materials providing feedback for trainers
  • Providing feedback on SSC website Mockup
  • Trained on using EPS website through CAPA training

Greek on Wheels 

20152016

Graphic Designer - Promotion 

  • Designed a 4 fold menu that is used now in all  Greek on wheels franchises across Ottawa.
  • Apply updates to the menu as required.
  • Design various  advertisements for social media use.

Freelance 

20132016

Photographer and Graphic Designer

  • Photographed private family events (engagement, wedding, baptism) and photo shoots for couples and children.
  • Designed wedding cards and wedding assets plus greeting cards for various occasions

Voice of Grace  97.9 FM 

20152015

Graphic Designer  and Visual Marketer

  • Designed ads and managed social media posts of the radio station in Lebanon.
  • Coordinated work among members from across Lebanon.

Skills

UI/UX Design  

Conducting user research 

Creating user personas and empathy maps 

Creating Prototypes and performing usability testing

Heuristic evaluations

processing user feedback and developing prototypes 

3D and 2D Animation 

 Sketching concept art to creating story boards 

Character and asset modeling 

Rigging and adding controls

Mo Cap and Fine animations 

VFX and Motion Graphics

Rendering and post production 

Illustrator 

creating 2D assets for games and Apps 

Photoshop

photo editing and manipulations 

creating menus , wedding cards and posters 

Photography 

is a hobby and a passion - 

but I also photograph private events and photo shoots 

Front end and back-end  web development

prototypes for websites 

Intermediate Proficiency in Html/Css/php/mySQL/JavaScript/bootstrap -Creative Programming

After Effects 

Creating VFX and Motion graphics

Adobe Premiere pro

production of film and videos 

- creating Tim-elapses and stop motions is also a hobby  

Modeling in Maya 

creating 3D assets for games and animations 

Programming

C++, C#, Python, java

Database Management

Project Management

Portfolio

https://www.behance.net/lsaik93