Background, motivations, experience and interests.

Portrait of Dan Sealey

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

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’ attitude and some calculated risks, I’m now an interdisciplinary designer working in digital transformation.

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

Previously, I served across the spectrum of Experience Design with NTT, Avanade, Accenture/Fjord, the Australian Dept. of Defence, National Disability Insurance Agency, Dept. of Human Services, Dept. of Health, Dept. of Environment and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Back in the day I was a visual designer at Voodoo Creative, Mail Boxes Etc and 2B Advertising.

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, that and seeing live music, exploring the world, reading books on psychology and philosophy, and playing the guitar.