Hi, I'm Karl-Chris Nsabiyumva.
A Bujumbura-born, Toronto-living Product Designer with a background in Economics, International Trade, and not-for-profit management.
My design style tends to be minimalist, symmetric, with a touch of "tropical colours". I strive for simplicity and convenience. I enjoy product strategy and managing a design team, just as much as I love shipping products.
Currently: Product Design Lead
Auvenir - Toronto, Canada (since May 2021)
I lead a team of designers designing an end-to-end financial audit platform.
I'm a problem-solver with a knack for design.
I consider myself a generalist, although my favourite part of the design process is ideation. My visual design style tends to be minimalist, symmetric, with a touch of "tropical colours".
Prior to design, I solved problems as trade policy analyst in a government agency, as a not-for-profit co-founder and executive, as a blogger, as a radio show host and producer, and as a digital strategy consultant. I also design apparel.
I was born in Bujumbura, Burundi, grew up in Mombasa, Kenya and did my post-secondary education in England and South Australia. I currently live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Besides English, I'm fluent in French, Kirundi/Kinyarwanda and I speak some Swahili.
When I'm not designing, I'm busy doing my full-time job: being a husband and a dad.
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