Hear from two of Australia’s leading creative entrepreneurs navigating the growth of two exceptional global startups, born here in Melbourne.
Emphasising the role of research, design and innovation in the tech startup space, Culture Amp Designer Director Dan Johnston and Nura Creative Director Joel Priestland reveal through their own business story how design continues to shape how we live, work, listen and connect. Both speakers reveal the ways in which design has driven and enabled the rapid arc of their business – as two of the most interesting design led brands emerging from Melbourne today.
This business and design talk – for anyone interested in product design, startup, or good ideas will examine disruptive and emergent thinking across two diverse terrains – from reimagining our relationship to music, to discovering how we we might measure and value workplace culture within the ever changing world of business.
Dan Johnston, Designer Director, Culture Amp
Prior to becoming Director of Design at Culture Amp, Dan held UX Director roles at e-commerce platform BigCommerce and Domain Group, home of Australia’s favourite property app. With a Degree in Biotech and a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics, his early years were spent in startups, before taking the plunge and switching continents and careers.
Culture Amp helps make companies like Airbnb, Netflix and InVision better places to work. By making it easy to collect, understand and act on employee feedback, they enable HR leaders to make better decisions, demonstrate impact, and turn company culture into a competitive edge.
Joel Priestland, Creative Director, Nura
Originally from London, Joel has over 18 years of brand, design and art direction experience producing branding and campaigns in the fashion, luxury, property, automotive, and arts and culture spaces, having previously worked for some of London and Melbourne’s top design agencies including The Pentland Group, Egelnick and Webb, Cornwell, Paper Stone Scissors, Hoyne and his own former practice Studio Worldwide.