Howdy, I’m Jules Hughan! An Australian UX designer exploring the world.
In 2010 I kicked off my career as a user experience designer and digital strategist, connecting dots and making the human aspects of technology come alive at Deloitte Digital.
For nearly three years I served as a board member on the Melbourne chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a micro-funding project which serves the interest of bringing awesome to the universe by supporting flashes of micro brilliance with a monthly micro-grant. Since 2010 the Awesome Foundation has donated over $70,000 to projects in Melbourne and over $2.3M globally.
Since 2013 I have been working as a freelance user experience/customer experience/product strategist, designing awesome experiences for small-mid scale projects and applications in Melbourne, Nashville Los Angeles, Tokyo and Boulder. Select clients have included ANZ, Jumpstart Foundry, Kent Removals and Redline Digital.
I am a firm believer in that knowledge and experience is a gift and something to be shared with the world. In early 2017 I was approached by General Assembly in Melbourne to join the instructional team as an Instructional Associate for their UXDi on a ten week immersive class. It took no longer than five minutes for me to accept, the course began in January and is set to finishing in April. I have had the joy of conducting lessons, mentoring students, marking projects and giving feedback, providing real world case studies and introducing students to the end-to-end user experience process including user research, usability, information architecture, and interaction design. Perhaps what I enjoyed the most was helping the students put together their case studies and portfolios as they prepare to enter the UX industry. You can see my GA profile here.
Check out some posts that have resonated:
- The joy of design and teaching at General Assembly
- Social: driving the new organisational brain
- Committing to the curve
- Looking laterally for mentors
- Finding flow in an analogue moment
- Opportunity to disrupt
- Generating a mental map of Melbourne