Hi, I’m Hayden Bleasel 👋
I’m an award-winning product designer. I’ve spent the last two years creating amazing things for great companies. Now I’m looking for that next opportunity.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with great companies such as Google, Palantir, Canva and Westfield; as well as disruptive startups in self-driving car technology (Baraja), sustainable energy financing (Brighte), 3D biotechnology (Inventia), enterprise-grade cybersecurity (UpGuard) and artificial intelligence (Faethm). I’ve also been fortunate enough to assist the Australian government’s data science and research division, CSIRO Data61.
Before starting a studio, I was Head of Product and Design at Spaceship. I helped the company launch their superannuation product, grow from $0 to $100m in FUM and raise more than $20m from Sequoia, NEA, Valar, Blackbird and AirTree. I also created Presumi — a resume-tracking and analytics platform for online employment marketplaces. It used a unique algorithm that allowed for detailed resume tracking all the way from the candidate to the employer and back again.
I studied at the University of Technology, Sydney where I graduated with two Bachelor degrees (Science in Information Technology and Business). I also started the Sydney Designers meetup, growing it from 0 to over 2500 members in just over a year.
I've worked with Hayden twice now, firstly at Spaceship and I asked him to help us out at UpGuard. He is both a super talented designer and a capable front-end developer. Either skillset is hard to find. Together, they are incredibly rare!