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Alan is the Creative Director at Timely here in Dunedin. With nearly 20 years of professional design experience and a particular focus on communicating ideas to customers in a way that is intriguing, witty and delightful. Alan’s skills will be valuable to ensure your users and the judges are getting the right message throughout the weekend.


What are you looking forward to at SWDUD2016?

Seeing the ideas and energy of participants

What advice do you have for those attending?

Just nail the basics, empathise with the user and think about the core problem you’re solving. How compelling and succinct is the story you tell people about it? Most importantly, have fun.

What do you get up to outside work?

Hanging out with Mr 5. Drankin’. Mostly not at the same time.

What industry are most excited to follow over the next 5-10 years?


What is your favourite Startup right now?


What is a recent startup related book you’ve enjoyed?

The A16Z podcast 


Jump over to Timely to check out Alan’s work. You can read a little more about him and meet the rest of the Timely team who sponsor the event.

Jack Harris