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Meet Toby Vervaart

Toby Vervaart

Give us a quick rundown on your background?

I have a design focused background and learned to program in my spare time. I soon found that I was a better programmer than designer, so switched to programming full-time which I’ve been doing for the last 15 years. I’ve worked with a number of agencies and am currently leading the technical team at The Monkeys.

How did you get into the industry?

After studying graphic design I moved to the UK where my uncle worked in the creative industry. Luckily for me, he was able to introduce me to the right people and before I knew it I landed my first job as a junior designer.

What is the biggest difference in the industry since you were at university?

Digital is everything. It continues to disrupt so many industries that it’s hard to keep up.

What do you do when you are not teaching?

I spend a lot of time keeping up to date with technology and the latest coding techniques.

What do you enjoy about teaching at Macleay?

The small class sizes and the staff and students who are clearly passionate about what they do.

What subjects do you teach at Macleay?

App Development

What is the best advice you give your students?

Question everything and never stop learning.

 

Toby-Vervaart

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