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A constant improver

Strong communicator

Driven by doubt

My name is Melissa Barrass and I am a Product Designer living in Newcastle, NSW.

I believe that design has the ability to empower, delight and create a more equitable society. Human rights and the environment are at the core of my design practice.

My approach to design is deeply human-centred, and I work across product strategy, user research, user experience design (UX), and user interface design (UI).

I love the challenge of understanding and designing solutions to complex experiences in order to create intuitive and meaningful products that people genuinely enjoy using.

🌳 I am an environmentalist

Design with sustainability and the planet in mind.

⚖️ I believe in ethical design

Here to do good, not bad.

🏠 I work best in-house

Agency work is too impersonal & transient for me.

🛠 Usability Hub, Figma & Notion…

Are my daily weapons of choice for research, design and documentation.

🎶 I curate a bi-weekly playlist

Good good, not bad ↗️.

😌 I enjoy...

Time with my cats in the garden under the sun, curating music, running and yoga.

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