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Catherine Hills

Experience Design and Innovation Practice & Product Strategy Lead, UX Lead, SEEK


Catherine Hills is a User Experience Designer and Researcher from Melbourne, Australia. Having worked for a range of organisations including ThoughtWorks, 99Designs, Envato, University of Melbourne, Pearson, Isobar and Penguin Australia, amongst other agency and client side roles in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Catherine brings over 14 years experience to her role as User Experience Design Instructor at General Assembly.

Catherine entered her practice as a designer and front end developer but quickly acquired a passion for human centred design methods and principles.

A keen advocate of Lean UX and agile methods, Catherine is also experienced in remote research, facilitation and workshop run collaboration. Recently shortlisted as a finalist for the Google Anita Borg Scholarship (Asia Pacific), Catherine has a range of interests related to technology practice, including design, research, gender equality, diversity and education.

Catherine’s keen interest in mentoring others in industry also led her to become the first UX Mentor for the Berlin-based start-up CareerFoundry User Experience Design course.

In her spare time, Catherine spends time with her family, enjoys music and travel, all whilst pursuing her research candidature at RMIT.

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