Simon Pan is a Designer
working with Medium

Since earning my Bachelor of Computer Science in 2008, I have taken every opportunity to travel (52 countries so far), work and live abroad. Whilst traveling, I learned the importance of diversity in perspective, and how healthy communities thrive in systems where value can be easily created and exchanged.

More recently, I spent a few wild years at Uber and Amazon sharpening my what if’s and WTF’s. While this experience fueled the optimistic skeptic inside of me, the rest of me felt devoid of purpose. What I made, clashed with what I valued and this realization has brought me to Medium.

Some of my most rewarding life transformations have happened because I was challenged by a story or an idea that activated my heart and mind. Because of this, I’m deeply motivated to create systems where stories and ideas have the power to inclusively exchange, thoughtfully collide, intelligently build, and meaningfully reinvent people for the better.

I couldn’t ask for a more purposeful place to belong, than with Medium, right now.

“His craft is UX but Simon is so much more than that. He loves to solve problems and is obsessive about thinking every experience as simple and intuitive as it could possibly be. He never takes an accepted, linear approach to get there … In fact, Simon has that golden combination of incredible talent, boundless enthusiasm, is a curiosity fuelled collaborator and a really fun guy to work with … You will never regret hiring Simon.”

— Dale Gall · CEO, UK Profero

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

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  • Barclays Bikes Mobile App—“Use of Mobile” Winner · DADI Awards · October 2013
  • Barclays Bikes Mobile App—Most Effective Mobile Travel & Tourism Solution · Effective Mobile Marketing Awards · 2012
  • MINI Psychic Roadster—Winner · BIMA · September 2013
  • MINI Psychic Roadster—“People's Voice” Winner · Webby Awards · 2013
  • Talk to Frank—Public Shortlist · FWA · 2013
  • Talk to Frank—Honoree · Webby Awards · 2013
  • MINI Psychic Roadster—Highly Commended · Rev Awards · 2013
  • MINI Psychic Roadster—Finalist · One Show Interactive · 2012
  • MINI Psychic Roadster—Runner Up · Creative Showcase · 2012