I create user-focused solutions to business problems for clients in large organisations to small start ups.
I also focus on mentorship, speaking, and training to improve team collaboration.
Currently I’m a UX Designer at ThoughtWorks.

CREATIVITY IN ACTION.

Work

WRITTEN + SPOKEN.

Words

Skills & Experience

Project Leadership + Planning

Experience leading interdisciplinary project teams consisting of designers and developers. Can create, execute, and communicate UX project plans and pivot where necessary. Excellent interpersonal skills and a focus on building relationships amongst clients and teams.

Facilitation

Experience in planning and facilitating discovery workshops and external speaking engagements. Lead activities designed to understand the business, the goals, and user needs. Can facilitate design sessions with clients, apply feedback, and manage stakeholder expectations.

Research + Testing

Knowledge of and experience in various user research methods with the ability to identify themes and patterns and synthesise those into business recommendations. Experience conducting user testing sessions using interactive prototypes and iterating based on feedback.

Visual + Interaction Design

Knowledge of current UI trends and design principles.
Experience leading ideation sessions and translating early concepts into prototypes and finished visuals. Proficient in creating wireframes, prototypes, mockups, and design documentation.

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About Me

After many years as a print designer, I transitioned into UX through the UX apprenticeship at the Nerdery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

My background in theatre has shaped who I am as a designer. I’ve learned how to apply my love of theatre to UX design. Collaboration, communication, and the ability to adapt are essential for a successful actor, as well as a successful designer. Using principles of theatre, I love helping people understand how to work better together as a team and for the clients we serve. I’m passionate about building relationships with people, mentoring, sharing learnings from my experiences, and creating clean, functional designs.

My roots are in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (Minnesota), but my wings have taken me here, and I now call Australia home. I enjoy sunshine, ocean waves, mountain air, beautiful skies, taking photos, hand lettering, dreaming up new adventures, good conversations, good friends, and good coffee.

say hello

I’m currently based in Brisbane, Australia.

I’m interested in speaking, writing, and generally meeting awesome people.

hello@heatherwydeven.com or Linkedin