21 August 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event details

When it comes to User Interface (UI) Design, it’s not uncommon to think that the most important thing is aesthetics. But what makes UI Design really powerful is the value it adds to a product, business and user experience.

So what exactly is UI Design and what is the future of UI in 2019 and beyond?

At our event, The Power of User Interface Design, we’ll explore:

  • What is UI Design?
  • How does UI add value to product or business?
  • What is the difference between User Experience (UX) and UI Design?
  • What are the must-learn skills within UI?
  • What does the future and industry hold for UI?


Sheree Hannah

Freelance UX/UI Lead Designer

Sheree Hannah is an award-winning freelance designer, speaker and mentor with over 12 years of experience.

Sheree has led the user experience and design offerings at high profile agencies including Carter Digital and Channel T. She has worked with clients including Heinz, Nissan, Mondelez, Monash University, The Australian Ballet, Black Dog Institute, Indigenous Business Australia, The Heart Foundation, Fairfax, LaunchVic and Village Roadshow.

An advocate for strategic design, her approach lies in creating work that produces business results and puts a dent in the world (the good type).

Robert Koh

Product Designer - Wave Digital

Robert has been working full time as a UX / UI designer for the past 8 years. He's worked with brands such as Seek, Herald Sun, Newscorp, Ladbrokes, Nike, Melbourne Victory, Public Transport Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Holmesglen Tafe and Punters. His UI experience covers constructing design systems, prototyping, micro interactions, iconography, writing ridiculous placeholder text and talking in the third person.

Shawn Chen

Interaction Designer @ Fjord

Moderated by:

Valentina Gonzalez

Valentina is a UX Alumni of Academy Xi. She currently works as a Marketing Manager at Luma Pictures, where she oversees all of the company’s digital and traditional marketing initiatives. While at Luma, she’s worked on campaigns for several Hollywood blockbusters including: Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and Black Panther.

Dates and fees


21 August 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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