Hi, I'm Ray Besiga, a product designer based in Kampala, Uganda.

About 8 years experience focusing on desktop, mobile, e-commerce, & early stage product design.

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From people I have worked with

I had the pleasure of working with Raymond and his team while building out the very first international patient database for Starkey Hearing Foundation in 2013. Raymond applied design thinking to the project, even traveling to multiple countries to observe and dissect all the steps involved in data collection (including in very rural settings) before setting out to build the database. I could not have been happier to work with Raymond on such a monumental project- one that took the first evidenced based, on-the-ground accounting of the foundation’s true footprint. Raymond and his team were wonderful to work with!

Vanessa Boys Smith, Starkey Hearing Foundation

Raymond is a really sharp, innovative, and bright engineering mind. He has a great eye for UX design and experience. I highly recommend him for product management or front-end projects and am excited to see what new technologies he introduces to the market.

Aneri Pradhan, Enventure Enterprises

I directly supervised Raymond when he worked with the software development team at UNICEF T4D (Kampala) in 2012. Raymond is a keen product designer and developer with an eye to detail. He worked closely with UNICEF program staff and the Ministry of Education and Sports to design and develop a school monitoring software product which was later rolled out in over 26 districts across the country. He loves to work with products that catch and captivate the specific interests and needs of the end user. I would highly recommend Raymond for work in software development, software product design, business analysis, quality assurance roles and other functions of the software development life cycle.

Assey Mukasa, UNICEF Uganda

I was a consultant working beside Raymond. His enthusiasm and creativity are fantastic when creating a website or database. An ease to work besides!

Heather Kun, HK Impact Advisors

Raymond is a professional and motivated designer who cares about producing products that are useful for our end-users. He kept asking important questions such as “how can we create better products that people want to use?” and “is this product really useful for our end-users?”

Gabriela Leite-Soares, Catalpa International

As an entrepreneur and design technologist, I work to empower people with a result-oriented systems thinking approach to product and service design. I started out doing design and web development back in 2010. As such, I have quite the experiece designing and building tools for and with some pretty cool companies and people around the world. Here's a list of some of them:

  • Catalpa International
  • UNICEF Uganda
  • Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation
  • RTI International
  • University Research Company
  • Bboxx Capital
  • Expanding Social Protection Programme
  • Infectious Diseases Institute
  • Mango Tree Uganda
  • Polo Safaris
  • Enventure Enterprises

I’m currently looking for new opportunities in insert cool city or remote. Say Hello