John Isaac

UX Education | Design Education for K-12 & Adults | Mentor

Melbourne, Australia (+10:00 UTC)Englishfrom Sydney, Australia
$75 / hour
15min30min60min
Available
11
Sessions
5.00
Rating
Expertise
Design / UX

I have worked with 400+ people worldwide, helping them make the shift to a UX, design or tech career. Currently mentoring UX Design students (online schools), teaching Design (to adults looking for a career change) & consulting Startups & businesses. I have over 20 years of Design industry experience, working for brands in Australia & the US. I am also UX Certified through Nielsen Norman Group.


Mindset coaching

I have worked with 400+ people worldwide, helping them make the shift to a design, UX, tech career or simply to up-skill. This is a personalized service I provide based on your goals.


Advice on funding

I've helped many startups build their profile & pitch decks to communicate their ideas & value to VCs. I also advise startups on how to efficiently refine their concepts, how to test & validate with their defined target audience. I also advise startups on how to build Design teams, how to find Design talent & how to realize the value & purpose of Design.


Conversion rate optimisation

Using the Design methodology outlined in my profile, I help businesses reach their goals by leveraging A/B testing frameworks, usability testing techniques & data analysis.


Product market fit

Using a proven, industry recognised Design framework, we can achieve product market fit much easier. We do this by defining problems/opportunities, audience/customers, their needs & motivations etc. This framework has been used by the world's most successful & recognised companies.


Venting frustration

I provide advice & strategies to many colleagues, business owners & founders. I do this by firstly understanding who you are as a human being & what your dreams are. By establishing a strong personal connection & foundation, the path ahead becomes much easier.


Mentor Toolkit
Google Analytics
over 9 years of experience

I have used Google Analytics to assist clients understand customer behaviour and also track their website performance. With this data, we have been able to make evidence based decisions and recommendations but more importantly, have been able to find gaps and opportunities for improvement, combined with user research.

Trello
over 9 years of experience

I have used Trello for managing team projects and also for personal organization. Trello has been a daily task management tool where we are able to set reminders and assigned tasks to other individuals.

UX & Design Thinking Mentor
RMIT University
Remote/Online
- present

Mentoring students enrolled in a Design Thinking program offered by the University's Future Skills department.

UX Design Mentor
Springboard
- present

Mentoring Design students from all around the world.

UX Design Mentor
Career Foundry
Remote/Online
- present

Mentoring Design students who are looking for a career change.

Design Mentor
Design Lab
Remote/Online
- present

Mentoring Design students who are looking for a career change.

Senior UX Designer
NAB - National Australia Bank
Melbourne, Australia
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One of Australia's big 4 banks. I worked across research, discovery, testing & future state strategy & vision for micro-small business customers.

Fin Tech
UX Design Lead Instructor
General Assembly
Melbourne, Australia
- present

Leading full-time UX Design and Design Thinking education for students looking to transition into a UX career or further enhance their skill set. Courses are delivered via a collaborative, high energy, classroom based learning environment. I have taught a number of full-time courses (10 weeks) with General Assembly as well as part-time courses (1 week).

Startups
UX Design & Creative Director
GMG Digital
Melbourne, Australia
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Relocated for the opportunity as their first hire. Found the Design business & was responsible for: • Internship program; • Talent recruitment; • New products, tools & processes; • Winning new business; Worked with brands across: Fashion, Insurance, eCommerce, FMCG, Fintech, Health & beauty, Pharmaceutical & more.

Startups
Digital Agencies
Senior Designer (Associate Creative Director)
White Wall
California , United States of America
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Brand experience included Express, James Allen, Pinkberry, Williams Sonoma, Kiwi Collection and various other shopping malls and retailers within California.

Digital Agencies
E-Commerce
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
University of New South Wales
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Majoring in visual communication.

UX Design Certification
Nielsen Norman Group

UX Certification License UXC#1013346

Reviews (6)
Foti Panagiotakopoulos
2 sessions
11 Dec 2020

Awesome call with John! Highly recommended!

Jan Kuzel
1 session
27 Nov 2020

I booked John to help me review our new brand and product style guide. John clearly understands design on another level and I was really grateful to learn about some fundamental design principles that will now help me make better design decisions.

Foti Panagiotakopoulos
2 sessions
20 Nov 2020

Amazing call with John! He's a fountain of knowledge when it comes to anything design and UX. Had a blast talking about designer vs. client expectations and what the pain points (ie. challenges) are thereof. Getting this level of insight in just 30 minutes is just mind-bogglingly valuable considering the early stage we're at right now!

John Coburn
1 session
14 Oct 2020

Looking forward :)

Lucy Walker
1 session
28 Aug 2020

A really useful call with John, covering UX process and managing a design team. I will definitely be seeking his advice again in the future!

Sibi Murugesan
1 session
5 Jun 2020

John was exactly the right person to talk to! His years of experience shone brightly in our call and I'm eager to continue our discussions!