About Us

About 2018-02-15T14:20:07+00:00

 We are a passionate business with experience in editing, design, copy writing, business analysis, software development and project management.

While you get on with your other business, we concentrate on your project or provide on-going support.

Julie-Ann Hart

BA, GradDipPublish&Edit, MCom

Juls is a Communication Analyst with 20+ years of experience as a web and print editor, web designer, writer, publication producer and project manager.

She is passionate about editing, design, accessible websites, inclusiveness and readability.

To connect you to your customers or audiences, Juls brings her knowledge of working with small business, government and universities. Her practical knowledge covers:

Juls is a professional member of IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors).

Jan Simpson

BSc (Biochem), BSc (CompSc), MBA

Jan is a Systems, Data and Spatial Analyst with a comprehensive background in the IT industry.

He brings a wide range of experience to your organisation including:

An eye for detail and the big picture, Jan understands management requirements and thinks like system users and staff across your organisation.

He has executive management and marketing experience for international IT companies, plus Australian local, state and federal governments.

Our Values

 Our Story

Julie-Ann and Jan met while working at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in 2006.

Julie-Ann was the web coordinator responsible for managing the USC website, growing the site from 400 to over 8,000 pages and implementing one of the first, comprehensive Content Management Systems in the Australian university sector.

Jan was the senior systems architect, directing USC’s digital presence for student management systems, including service provision for both intranet and internet services. After leaving the University, Jan returned to specialised database, geospatial and GIS consulting.

Prior to working at USC, Julie-Ann managed The University of Queensland’s student and course handbook publications, in both print and digital forms. Julie-Ann had also worked for several publication houses in layout, editing and production, including managing the production of 26 lifestyle magazines per month for the Federal Publishing Company.

Before USC, Jan’s career included roles as a systems analyst/programmer and technical consultant while working around the world pursuing his love of technical systems, GIS and mapping.

Six months after leaving USC, Jan bumped into Julie-Ann at a supermarket on the Sunshine Coast. Their serendipitous meeting lead to a collaboration in life, both professionally and personally.

They married and followed their work/life adventures to Western Australia — where Julie-Ann worked at the University of Western Australia as the senior information architect coordinating the amalgamation of over 600 separate websites into a unified brand and consolidated website while Jan pursued consulting work in GIS and database systems.

Their travels took them to Tasmania where both continued their chosen passions, Jan with the Office of the Valuer-General as a GIS and data specialist and Julie-Ann at the University of Tasmania as a senior business analyst before starting her own editing business, Connecting Words. After four years in Tasmania, they returned to Queensland.

Following various collaborations with clients around Australia, they decided to formalise their blend of aesthetically stunning website designs, extensive editing skills and a wealth of technical capabilities to form Hart Simpson Consulting.


QAssure number 13436. Approved QAssured Supplier for Queensland Government. QAssure is an accreditation process that seeks to connect, contract ready and qualified ICT suppliers with public and private sector organisations.