About UX Mastery
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.
General tinkerer, web tailor, user-centred design soldier and tall-ship sailor, Luke Chambers is one half of the founding partnership behind UX Mastery. He learned 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 startup in 1999, and came across user-centred design while himself participating in a user testing session for a client. He has since championed user experience design for both small guerilla projects and for large organisations like Clemenger BBDO, Penguin Books, Pearson, Diageo and Parks Victoria, and consults through his agency Experia Digital. He also enjoys sailing tall ships, writing retro detective fiction and creating lists (lots of lists).
Throughout his day he listens, sketches, tells stories and explains to people the “why” of the design that happens behind the visuals. He lives in a tumbledown farmhouse in Melbourne with his wife, and has three chooks.
You can follow Luke on Twitter at @lukcha.
After completing a Masters degree in Engineering, Matt began his web career in the corporate world, evangelising web standards and accessibility at companies like IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers long before it was trendy to do so. He began embracing user-centred design techniques during his time at SitePoint after editing The Usability Kit, and went on to apply them to spin-off companies such as 99designs. In 2012 he teamed up with Luke to launch UX Mastery.
Matt has presented and taught workshops at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Europe, and the USA. He lives with his two daughters and a mischievous feline, and spends his evenings pretending he’s a cartoonist.
In 2016, Matt moved away from ongoing involvement in UX Mastery to focus on Sketch Videos, a visual consultancy that was borne out of his love of sketching. He still pops his head into the office for Friday afternoon drinks every now and then.
You can follow Matt on Twitter at @mattymcg.
Formerly a developer in the corporate world, our Community Manager Hawk (who is actually a Kiwi and is called Sarah by her mother) said goodbye to the code and succumbed to the lure of all things social. A freelance enterprise Community Manager these days, Hawk cut her teeth at the SitePoint group and has a decade of experience wrangling forum communities.
Hawk lives in Auckland, NZ with her boyfriend, young twins and two burmese cats and spends her off-the-internet time in the gym or drinking wine.
You can follow Hawk on Twitter at @ilovethehawk.
If you’ve noticed the quality and frequency of the articles on this website, it’s all thanks to the hard work of our Managing Editor Natassja. She’s got the smarts for online communication and content, having worked in communications for Adobe, the Australian National University, and the public sector. Based in Canberra, she wears many hats including freelance writer, digital marketer, and communications lead for TEDxCanberra.
You can follow Natassja on Twitter at @natassja_hh.