06 December 2018

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000

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?
Julio Castellano

UX Design Lead at Spaceship

Julio Castellano is a UX Design Lead at Spaceship. His fundamental passion is designing user-friendly, beautiful digital products including native iOS and Android apps, websites and Mixed Reality experiences using human-centred design techniques.

As a digital product designer, Julio is an advocate for both users and stakeholders throughout the end-to-end process of a project. By using proven qualitative and quantitative research, design, interaction and prototyping techniques Julio ensures that businesses and stakeholders come away with the best possible digital products.

Tamara Abeska

UX/UI Designer at UBank

Tamara Abeska is a UX/UI Designer at UBank. After starting out her career in advertising, she delved into the world of UI in the FinTech industry and hasn’t looked back. With a strong belief that design is invisible, Tamara aims to bridge the gap between digital experiences and people’s real-world experiences. Her work focuses on meeting people’s expectations, behaviours and understanding their emotional response patterns. When not in front of her computing designing away, Tamara enjoys a nice movie or time with her pug, Angus.

Nick Strine

Snr UI Designer at Wargaming

My journey has taken me from a workplace without computers, to working in virtual reality. Originally a storyboard and concept artist, I started in 98, actualising creative direction for advertising agencies at 19 years of age. I grew naturally into into album design for Warner and Universal, movie poster design for Columbia-Tristar and product design for Pepsi. As the digital era ensued, music and movie industries changed, so I began designing for digital. Websites grew into apps before expanding into interactive content design. Those disparate design disciplines begin to emulsify into a single form: Experience design. Today I am an Experience Designer, specialising in user interface, interaction design and human-centered design for emerging technologies. Be it through a VR headset, headphones, mobile app or a live event experience - I employ design thinking principles into everything from from storytelling through process and to product design.

Dates and fees


06 December 2018

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney 2000

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