At UX Mastery, we believe that technology needs to work for humans, not the other way around.
That’s why we started this business in the first place—to rid the world of confusing, hard-to-use interactions and interfaces through quality design education. We write articles, ebooks, newsletters, host podcasts, and teach in-person workshops that are fun, practical, and highly regarded by industry.
We’ve spent the years since founding in 2012 learning how best to craft and shape content for UX Mastery readers—plus, our co-founders previously worked for the likes of SitePoint and Penguin Books—so your words are in good hands! We have a reliable editorial process that can help your article reach its potential.
We’re also the people behind the popular UX advent calendar, UXmas, along with our friends from Thirst Studios.
What we do
Our mission is to help people design with soul. We use this website and community as a platform to:
- encourage empathy for users
- teach how to create interfaces with personality
- champion projects with purpose
That means we cover pretty much everything under the UX umbrella—usability, user interface design, interaction design, design thinking, and more. Oh, and we love sketchnoting and visual thinking (and so do our readers).
UX Mastery has been live since August 2012, and currently gets around 150k pageviews per month. We’re excited about where we’re headed.
Meet the Team
General tinkerer, web tailor, user-centred design soldier and tall-ship sailor, Luke Chambers learned most of his collaborative, visual thinking and storytelling skills while studying filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts.
He has worked in the web industry since his first digital business in 1999, and stumbled into user-centred design while enjoying wine and cheese at a university event for human-computer interaction nerds in 2003. He has since championed user experience design for small guerilla projects and large organisations alike, spending his days listening, sketching, telling stories and explaining to people the “why” of the design that happens behind the visuals. He also enjoys sailing tall ships, writing quantum fiction and creating lists (oh, lots of lists).
Although he grew up on a farm and now mostly inhabits the Internet, his soul lives in a small house-shaped box in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two smiley little boys. You can follow Luke on Twitter at @lukcha.
Amber is UX Mastery’s powerhouse Communications Manager. She moved to Melbourne in 2018 to start university — studying Media and Communications at Swinburne and RMIT, with a particular interest in editing and writing. She grew up surrounded by UX, and is loving learning more about it through this role.
When not studying, looking after our article authors, managing social channels or writing email newsletters, she loves getting her zen on with yoga, or firing up her creative side with anything crafty.
The UX Mastery team alumni
Also worth mentioning are our esteemed colleagues and former staff: Sarah Hawk (Community Manager), Robin Cave (Illustrator and Video sketcher), Natassja Hoogstad-Hay (Commissioning Editor), our skilled freelance helpers James Prickett, Jessica Strazds, Richard Buck, Kimberley Magain, and our volunteer Community Assistant Piper Wilson.
And last, but not least! We’d also like to give a shout-out to Matt Magain, Luke’s co-founder from way back. He co-championed UX Mastery with Luke in the early years until moving away after 2015 to focus on producing drawings and sketch videos full time. He still pops his head into the office (wherever it is!) for Friday afternoon drinks every now and then.