John Monte / Digital Designer

John Monte runs an independent design studio in the Philippines, collaborating with clients worldwide to grow their businesses through technology and good design.

Purveyor of fine handcrafted digital goods since 2009

I’ve been in the web industry for quite some time and I've had the privilege to work with startups, businesses, and agencies trusted by a few big names. I’ve collaborated mostly on visual design and interactions, but my experience has taught me how all the digital pieces come together to form a whole.

The know-how I learned in diverse fields can be employed interchangeably. What I do is so much more than crafting code or pushing pixels around until they look pretty. I think about the big picture, the small details, the people using the product, the technology, and the business.

Work file 01 / 03Monte TV — inspiring design fellows through knowledge sharing and curated videos

  • Filed under: Side project
  • Status: Published 2019
  • Role: Designer + Developer
  • Launch project ⟶

Monte TV is an online television for designers and non-designers who work with designers—showing videos about UX, UI, interaction, branding and product design. The idea started when I was creating a simple video playlist to share and I ended up turning it into a constant stream of design videos randomized with YouTube API and laid out in a TV format.

Work file 02 / 03Remote Workmate — matching busy people with virtual assistants from the Philippines

  • Filed under: Website
  • Status: Published 2019
  • Role: Designer + Developer
  • Visit website ⟶

Remote Workmate is an Australian-registered virtual assistant company helping entrepreneurs outsmart their competitors by leveraging the skills and productivity of Philippine-based remote workers. After its much-needed overhaul, the WordPress site got a fresh new look, faster page load time, hardened security, and at least 5 times increase in monthly inquiries.

Work file 03 / 03Wegacha — helping small businesses grow and entrepreneurs start new companies

Wegacha was born out of an idea to deliver peer-reviewed services by pre-vetted professionals. I was entrusted with everything creative and technical—from logo and website design, to front-end coding and CMS integration. Launched in 2017, Wegacha became one of the top marketing companies in Miami and Florida's fastest growing businesses in 2018.

For the last 10+ years I have been helping brands use digital to drive business outcomes, and I would be delighted to discuss how I can help yours.

John Monte
Digital Designer
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