Co-founder & Principal

Steve Baty, Principal at Meld Studios, has over 18 years of commercial experience applying the philosophy and methods of design to tackle the challenges facing organisations. Steve is well-known in the area of experience strategy and design, contributing to public discourse on these topics through articles and conferences.

Steve sits on the Good Design Council of Australia. He is the founder of UX Book Club; co-Chairs Australia’s UX Australia conference; and served as Chair of Interaction|12 – the annual conference of the IxDA for 2012. In 2012-2015, Steve served on the Judging Panel for the Good Design Awards and will be judging the Business Model Innovation category in 2016. He was a judge of the Interaction Awards in 2012. He also served as President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) from 2012-2014, and sat on the IxDA Board of Directors from 2009-2014.

Steve has led teams to develop online strategies and experience architectures for clients across a broad spread of industries including: tourism, travel, transport, consumer electronics, manufacturing, government, and the arts.

Steve holds post-graduate degrees in electronic commerce (M.Ec) and business administration (MBA) from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management; and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Physical Mathematics & Applied Statistics) from UTS.