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About Hamish

Hi I'm Hamish,

I've tried different industries throughout my work life, and while some are very different from others the one constant variable through them all is the human element.

I have also had the opportunity to live overseas in both Mexico and the United States. The later gave me the opportunity to apply a human centred design approach to designing a bar in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

I love to work with others, sharing ideas, information, and experiences and ultimately love being in an environment that supports growth for all involved.

Photo of Hamish a middle aged man placing post it notes on a wall while holding a dumbell.

I first became interested in UX about 6 years ago

I first discovered UX/UI 6 years ago when I attended a weekend bootcamp at General Assembly, Melbourne. Through my time as a small business owner, I was able to implement human centered design principles within my business model. After five years of creating content and building my own website for my PT business, I decided the next step was to further educate myself in user experience and transition over to a full time role.

Photo of different human centred design books.
Photo of different human centred design books.
Photo of low fidelity wireframe designs of a mobile phone app.

Lately I've really enjoyed upskilling to become a better designer

At the moment I am udnertaking further continuing education through the Learn UI and Learn UX online coursers by Erik Kennedy, you can find his work on the LearnUI webiste.

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Black, white and grey color wireframe images of a mobile app development process.

Outside of "worklife" I love to stay active!

Ive always been quite active and I love to get outdoors as often as I can. At the moment I cycle as  much as possible. I used to run long distance, but due to recurring injuries cycling has now become my favourite mode for long distance training.

Three cyclists on a winding road.
One man running in the desert.

I'm also a bit of a geek when it comes to topics I'm passionate about

I love human behaviour, evolution, and movement. During my time as a small business owner, I came across Robert Sapolsky. His lecture series from the 2011 biology course he taught at Stanford is available on Youtube and is one of my most watched series. He also published a book in 2019 called "Behave" which is another favourite.

Human biomechanics is another area I am deeply interested in. Having spent many years with back pain I sought to mentor amongst the industry leaders in the training world and now keep myself painfree with no assistance.

Biomechanical image of a man taking off at the start of a sprint.
The book "Behave" by Robert Sapolsky.

Want to chat about common interests?

I'm always happy to chat and love meeting new people!
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