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.