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MONTAGUE MONRO

WEB DESIGNER AT DIGITAL 8
" The lecturers and teachers made the biggest difference for me. They were easy to talk to, helpful, relaxed and fun "

Bio

SAE Design (Web Design) graduate Montague Monro has taken up a position with web development company Digital 8 in Brisbane.

What inspired you to enter into the career you’re in?
I started doing web development to complement my designs. During the time I spent working with front-end I began to transition towards it more and more as I realised it offered a more objective foundation for me. I have a habit of getting lost in something that may start out as a hobby and as I spend more and more of my spare time doing web development, I became inspired to make it my career path.

What are your fondest memories of your time at SAE?
My favourite times at SAE would be running the Anime Association during the first years of study. The people I met through that are still close friends today.

Are you able to shed some light on how studying at SAE lead you to where you are now?
The lecturers and teachers made the biggest difference for me. They were easy to talk to, helpful, relaxed and fun. Having a teacher like that makes the stress a lot easier to manage during student life. They helped me whenever I needed it, They helped me get an internship and work experience, and they also gave me breathing room when I wanted to move some of my focus to include web development as well as design.

What advice would you give to students aspiring to become successful in their field?
I want to give some advice to others that was given to me by a student/friend who graduated from SAE. Start your portfolio early. Like as early as you can. If you are doing design then record speedarts in your spare time, or if development then try recording some tutorials and putting them on youtube. When you graduate, one of the hardest things you may face is getting your foot into the door and landing your first job. If you start your portfolio in first year you will have a huge asset towards getting hired. I followed this advice, and i’m glad I did.

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