About

JESSICA SUTHERLAND IS A QUEER USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER AND RESEARCHER IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

I love bringing a human connection to technology and designing playful solutions to innovative problems with a user-centered, detail-oriented approach.

Collaboration between design and technology is the key to making magical user experiences. I’m passionate about sustainability, diversity, more-than-human principles, improving healthcare experiences, conversation design and connecting physical with virtual space.

It’s always amazed me how thoughtful design has the power to change our world, and my goal throughout my work is change the status quo on how people’s technology can work for them in an ethical way.

I’m currently studying at Castlemaine Secondary College and plan to continue UX in my higher education

I’m also currently working on Snowglobe, a chat-bot using artificial intelligence for LGBTQIA+ digital mental health interventions.

I acknowledge the people of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Kulin Nation whose unceded lands upon which I live and work, and pay my respect to their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.

Notebooks and a pen on desk
A photo of me attending an online drawing workshop over Zoom.
My dog on a couch with plants.
Various scribblings and illustrations on a whiteboard.
A photo from the Patricia Piccinini’s Melbourne exhibit.
Sticky notes, annotations and print outs on a poster board.