Simon Pan is a Staff Designer at Google

Hi, I'm Simon

I joined Google because I believe that equitable access to information and technology has the power to create a more just and inclusive world.

In my ex–lives, I helped improve Medium's story discovery experience; I redesigned the Uber pickup experience; I co-led the design and launch of the Amazon Prime Music service; and I led the design of the London Barclays Bikes app.

I’m based in San Francisco, but originally hail from the tiny town of Umina Beach, Australia. I have a big love for travel (52 countries and counting) and noisy music, and care deeply about equality and animal liberation.

This year I began writing a book to help UX Designers land the job they love. Sign up to my newsletter to get updates.

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How to keep this site alive

I started my portfolio site to provide DIY learning resource for aspiring UX Designers. My goal was to demystify UX Design and expose all the details that are difficult to learn in school, or on the job without mentorship. This site has always been free and I hope to keep it that way!

As you can guess, creating long form case studies is time consuming and keeping this website running is expensive. This is the reason why you haven't seen anything new for a while. So I am exploring different models to sustain this as a resource for you and keep writing.

If my work has helped you in any way and you can spare a few dollars, show your support by buying me a coffee.

“Simon is a powerhouse, an exceptional asset to the design team and our organization at large. He is incredibly sharp, a rigorous thinker, comprehensive in his designs, and an excellent communicator. Simon is a natural bar raiser. In less than a year, Simon's impact has been immeasurable across our entire mobile product portfolio.”

— Chris Phillips · Director of Product, Amazon Digital Music

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

Now Playing

What One Becomes
Sumac

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Storycraft
Jack Hart

Kudos

  • 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