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Richard Simms

Leading the product through design

I lead a continuous discovery practice to measure and improve the product outcome that deliver business value.

Hi! I’m Richard, I’m a design leader who is passionate about taking new ideas from 0 to 1 and empowering jobseekers to make great career decisions at SEEK. Before that, I led the design practice at Open Universities Australia, designed native mobile apps for Suncorp bank, and led experience design for a leading London creative agency.

I’m excited to collaborate with a multidisciplined of experts on ideas, shipping and continuously iterating new product and features that address the needs of users.

Continuous discovery habits form the foundation and informs my work. As a great active listener and critical thinker, my research practice evolves around asking open ended and specific questions to unearth critical information. I love nothing more than to co-designing with customers to identify and solve their most difficult problems.

Through prototyping and testing business ideas, I increase confidence, move closer to our outcomes and create better experiences that people are willing to change their behaviour for.

On the side, I built a not-for-profit marketplace for volunteers to make scrubs (uniforms) for healthcare heroes in response to COVID-19 in Australia. Recently, I began writing about leadership, management, and career advice to UX and product professionals.

If you have additional questions, you can email me directly.

When I’m not in front of a screen, you can find me on a bike, riding through the Australian bush or at least finding my Zen on Beach Road, Melbourne, AU.

Career history
SEEKDesigner2021—
UXMBAAuthor2021—
Open Universities AustraliaUX Designer2019—2021
Rona ScrubsCustomer Experience2020
Outware Mobile / ARQUX Designer2017—2019
SapientRazorfishUX Designer2015—2017
WAE, a Globant companyUX Designer2014—2015
ORMInteraction Designer2013—2014
RT Software3D Designer2007—2013

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