UX luminary Matt Gould provides cutting-edge strategy and design services to a diverse and discerning range of clients – from hungry start-ups to international corporations. The Auckland Director of acclaimed User Experience firm Lushai, Matt is also a design coach, co-founder of user experience training company UX Gym and co-founder of the user experience design conference UX Homegrown. Here, the local legend takes time out of his busy day to chat with us about what it’s like to work in the vanguard of this rapidly-evolving field.

Rio, Here I come!

When Ben Roberts-Thomson graduated from ACG Yoobee, event management wasn’t high on his list of career goals. But a year-long internship at a top hospitality management school in Switzerland was always going to shake things up a bit!

Anchor Designs Sets Sail

From Yoobee student to entrepreneur in a few short weeks – graphic design graduate Cassidy Taylor has launched her own stationery design business in sunny Nelson. As the work keeps steadily rolling in, Cassidy reflects on the hows and whys of going it alone, and the trials and tribulations of life after ACG Yoobee.


It’s amazing the difference eight months can make. Ben Roberts-Thomson is now on the homeward stretch with just four months remaining of his year-long HTMi media trainee internship. Moving to the other side of the world for his first-ever job in the creative industries has been a huge learning curve – but the experiences he has had, and the skills he has gained, have been life-changing.