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Simon Jankelson

Manager, Design
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Simon is a human-centred designer, facilitator and musician who combines critical thinking, creativity and strong interpersonal skills to deliver meaningful outcomes for clients and their stakeholders.

He has rich experience designing services, experiences and workshops for diverse corporate and not-for-profit organisations. In 2013 in New York he founded a social enterprise that empowered thousands globally to find their voice. He has been a keynote speaker on music and co-design and has drawn several award nominations for his interactive design work.

Influential work

  • Co-created strategy and produced award-nominated creative campaigns for clients such as the ABC and Sony as director of an interactive design agency
  • Named on 40 UNDER 40’s list of future leaders of Asia’s design industry
  • Founded a social enterprise, The Human Sound Project, facilitating 250 creative co-design workshops (reaching 11,000 people) that unified organisations around their purpose using music (highlights included engaging Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem, Fortune 500 teams including Vodafone, and being featured on Channel 10 and TEDx)
  • Designed and managed volunteer services that have built the resilience of 30,000 vulnerable Australians in healthcare across more than five years
  • Led a digital transformation that enabled a not-for-profit organisation to scale its impact.

Outside of Nous

Simon is a musician who believes in the power of music to drive positive social change. He was the lead songwriter for the band WIM, which signed to Universal Records and recorded their debut album with Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen). He is now working on the release of his debut EP of 5 songs.

Simon is currently a strategic advisor for the Environmental Music Prize, which has been designed to empower artists to use their voice to inspire community climate action. He is an active member of Regen Sydney and is a volunteer with A Sound Life bringing his music to the bedsides of patients in hospital to uplift their experience.

In his spare time...

You may catch Simon songwriting, meditating, learning more about regenerative design, dreaming about a better future, bushwalking – or maybe all of these at the same time.


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