Sam Hemphill

Facilitator, Mentor, Lecturer, Academic Consultant.

I am Sam

Sam Hemphill sitting on a stage

I am a highly accomplished tertiary lecturer, academic consultant, and business mentor with a diverse career spanning roles in the music industry and extensive expertise in technology and digital strategy.

Transitioning from artist management, running a booking agency, and roles at the International Music Managers Forum and APRA / AMCOS, I embraced the digital world in the early 2000s, working with major companies such as Qantas, Coles, News Limited, and Accenture.

As an Expert-in-Residence for LaunchVic, I, along with my company Meeum, designed and delivered a unique upskilling program for non-technical Victorian entrepreneurs. My commitment to digital literacy is further evidenced by my roles as Business Advisor and Mentor for the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Resilience Mentor for the Melbourne Innovation Centre, and ongoing private consulting work.

My teaching experience includes guest lectures at The University of Melbourne and Flinders University New Venture Institute, as well as four years teaching at Collarts (Australian College of the Arts) in digital strategy, design thinking, marketing, and technology. I have also taught at Macleay College and General Assembly, demonstrating a broad and impactful educational background.

In 2021 I was selected as Digital Specialist in Residence as part of the Creative Australia (formerly Australia Council for the Arts) Digital Culture Strategy.

I hold a Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries (Communication Design) and a Bachelor of Arts (Education) as well as qualifications in music business and sound engineering. I have been certified by Vision Australia in Web Accessibility Techniques and Testing, showcasing my commitment to inclusivity in digital spaces. With a unique blend of education, marketing, and technology skills, I am an ideal candidate for casual or guest lecturing opportunities.

Sessional Lecturing

I have been teaching since 2014 and am open to new sessional teaching opportunities. Please email me on sam@meeum.com to discuss further.

Guest Lecturing

I am available for guest lecturing roles, whether they be one-off fill-ins to cover an absence, or to present a prepared lecture on a given topic.

I am comfortable presenting lectures written by others, or present my own work.

Prepared lectures can be 1, 2, or 3 hours with many including interactive workshop components if desired.

Some prepared lectures and workshops I can present include:

  • How to plan a great website
  • How to code a website (prac)
  • Introduction to User Experience (UX) design
  • Website Accessibility: a guide for content creators
  • The magic venn diagram of SEO, UX, and Accessibility
  • What is Design Thinking?
  • Human Centred Design research methodologies and practice
  • Using the PESO model for your marketing planning
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • SEO first principles

Experience

Current positions

  • Meeum Founder, Teacher, Speaker 2017- Present
  • Creative Australia Digital Specialist-in-Residence and Workshop Facilitator 2021 - Present

Previous positions

  • Collarts (Australian College of the Arts) Lecturer 2019 - 2023
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Advisor and Mentor 2020 - 2022
  • Melbourne Innovation Centre Business Mentor and Workshop Facilitator 2020 - 2022
  • Macleay College Academic Consultant and Lecturer 2019 - 2021

Please see my LinkedIn profile for detail on previous teaching, web development, and music industry roles.

Education

  • Graduate Diploma Creative Industries (Communication Design) Queensland University of Technology 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts (History / English / Education) Griffith University 2002
  • Cert IV Music Industry (Business) Southbank Contemporary Music Centre 2003
  • Cert III Music Industry (Technical Production) Southbank Contemporary Music Centre 2003

Licenses & certifications

  • Working with Children Check Victorian Government 2020 - 2025
  • Web Accessibility Tools and Testing Vision Australia Issued Feb 2015

Say hi

You can email me at sam@meeum.com or connect with me on LinkedIn.