Background, motivations, experience and interests.

I'm Dan Sealey, an Aussie designer and artist working at the intersection of UX, UI | visual design, content design and front-end web since 2012.

I've had the privilege of influencing products and services that impact millions for the better.

My upbringing was nothing less than nomadic. Born in New Zealand and raised in Dubai, from an early age I was able to immerse myself in a multitude of cultures and perspectives, travelling to over 30 countries along the way.

After moving to Australia, I began my career by pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, gaining an internship and eventual design role at a boutique advertising agency before finishing university. Fast forward a while and I became self-taught in front-end web development and illustration. Through a sink or swim mindset and some calculated risks, I’m now an interdisciplinary designer working in London.

What drew me to Experience Design is the evidence-driven approach to design and development, an interest in solving problems within complex systems and a mindset of viewing challenges as opportunities—finding an equilibrium between improving services, delighting users and exceeding business outcomes.

Speaking about brand design for NGO Her Kitchen Table. (Aug 2021, ACT Legislative Assembly)

Some of the organisations I've worked with include

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)
Department of Defence
Voodoo Creative
Department of Human Services
Australian Federal Police
Accenture / Fjord
Department of Health
Mail Boxes Etc
National Disability Insurance Agency
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

These are my credentials

Leading Technical Innovation

2021, Professional Certificate Program

Interaction Design Foundation

Community Member

Since 2018

University of Canberra

Visual Design

2011 – 2014, Bachelor's Degree

Designer by day, artist by night

A passion of mine is digital painting, which I started doing in 2014 after being inspired by the concept artist Jonas de Ro, the Souls video game franchise and band artwork illustrator Travis Smith. It’s still a beloved past-time of mine, that and seeing live music, exploring the world, reading books on psychology and philosophy, and playing the guitar.

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