Lesia Payne

Owner, Designer, and UX (User Experience) Director



Lesia Payne has been working in design since 1999 and has been dabbling with coding and the web since the early ’90s. She had her first custom PHP online journal (now known as a blog!) in 1997 when she lived in West Kelowna, BC. She went on to earn a specialized Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Interaction Design.

Before launching Lesia Design and Digital in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, she worked both agency-side and in-house as a designer and developer—giving her the opportunity to work with companies like Telus, Hotwire, Electronic Arts (EA), and the University of Saskatchewan.

Since then she has grown the company from a one-person web design company in Vancouver, BC to a bustling team of UX designers, graphic designers, copy and SEO experts, and web developers. Her ability to foster and maintain client relationships—giving customers a high degree of one-on-one attention—has been the key to her success and her impressive referral rate.

When she’s not solving business problems with smart user interfaces, Lesia is mom to two busy young boys in Coldstream (just outside of Vernon), BC. She’s a master gardener, scuba diver, Silver Star snowboarder, active volunteer, choir member and proud former video gamer. She and her husband love to travel whenever they can.

Contact Info

We believe that the web should be beautiful and accessible to everyone. This is only possible when companies put user experience first. We were among the first web design agencies in the city of Saskatoon (when the technology first came out, our founder was located in Saskatoon) to specialize in UX design and to create mobile responsive websites, accessible on any screen or device. We are now bringing this responsive web design expertise to the Vernon, BC Okanagan area and beyond. Our focus on user experience goes beyond the web. Our clients benefit from a highly collaborative process. Working with us isn’t like being an “account” at an impersonal agency. You get direct access to our founder, who is not only the creative force behind the company, she’s the warm personality you’ll engage with at each step of your project. She is deeply invested in your success. She takes the time to foster a rich understanding of your project. You benefit from her years of expertise and her endless positive energy. She likes to also use that energy with her two kids up at Silver Star during the winters and Kalamalka lake as her family is now located in Vernon, BC. We only hire senior professionals so you’re never paying for someone to learn on the job. Because our team telecommutes, you benefit from lower overhead that translates to lower costs.