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Layal Saikaly

-Visual and Interactive Designer-


Carleton University 


Bachelor in Information Technology -

Interactive Multimedia and design (IMD)

University of Ottawa


Bachelor in Software Engineering

  • University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship

Work experience



  • Created and managed content and organization of websites (Private stores for Gabriel Pizza and Benbria and Ingenium) using magento 1.9.
  • Managed design work for Private clients and ensured product delivery and client satisfaction.

Moonlight Events


Designer and Setup team member

Setup and plan customized designs for wedding customers-

Photography sessions for different setups

Shared Services Canada


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 


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.



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 


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.


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 


creating 2D assets for games and Apps 


photo editing and manipulations 

creating menus , wedding cards and posters 


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 


C++, C#, Python, java

Database Management

Project Management