07 August 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


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

Event Description

One of the top skills of a User Experience (UX) Designer is being able to collaborate and deliver change in cross-functional, dynamic teams. Even our full-time UX Transform students get to experience what it’s like to be a UX Designer in the industry by working in teams to deliver three live client projects.

But not every company has the luxury of having a team of highly-skilled UX Designers on call. For many startups and businesses, a single designer may be asked to deliver the end-to-end UX requirements of a specific brand or product.

With this panel, we’ll explore the main differences in approaching UX as a solo designer or as a team.

What comes first? Should you first gain experience of working in a team before jumping into solo work? What are the pros and cons of both?


Evon Tan

Co-founder of Design Thinking Games

Evon is the co-founder of Design Thinking Games, a social enterprise that empowers people to start the conversation on real-world issues and begin the journey of creating a better world through design-led processes. She is also a UX Consultant at AGL, focusing on improving the experience for help and support across the various channels and products within AGL.

Vincent Feeney

Design Lead at MYOB

Vinny Feeney is a Design Lead at MYOB — a software that helps small and medium-sized businesses succeed. He’s had experience working in design roles at different agencies and startups across Melbourne and has spent the last two years in various roles at MYOB. He has spoken at UX Australia and is an active contributor to the Melbourne meetup scene, currently a co-host of the UX Book Club meetup.

Kota Matsuda

UX Designer at AGL Energy

Kota is a UX designer that has 11 years experience in the digital space. He started his career in digital advertising before making the transition to a more product centric role. Kota has a breath of experience working on notable brands such as Honda, Cotton On Group, Defence Force Recruiting, Heineken and most recently, AGL Energy where he is currently working as a UX designer in the Service Design team creating solutions for renewables and solar usage. In his spare time, Kota mentors up and coming talent as a RMIT mentor as well as fathers two dogs.

Shivaun de Valle

Lead Product Designer at Ento

Shivaun is the Lead Product Designer at Ento—a software provider that helps businesses manage their workforce through the whole employee lifecycle from on boarding new employees, rostering them to work, through to payroll. Her background is in communication design but her experience is predominantly in solving complex problems within agile start-up teams. She is passionate about cross-functional collaboration & loves being surrounded by smart people who challenge her & share her love for good food.

Dates and fees


07 August 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



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

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