Matthew Kwong | Melbourne

Name: Matthew Kwong

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Do you work/volunteer for any organisations featured on TOWNHALL?

Co-Executive Director at Charity Tap

What’s your role within the above organisation?

Alongside my co-director, Jess, we run a social enterprise called Charity Tap. Seeing as it’s just the two of us at the moment, we run everything from customer relations management down to the design of our posters and marketing material for charities. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with hospitality business across Australia and empower them to join our new and exciting way to donate to local charities!

A bit about yourself:

I’m currently studying a double degree of Business (Finance) and Industrial Design @ Monash University. Besides from studying (and Charity Tap), I’m the National Marketing Lead for UNIHACK Australia and an entrepreneurship ambassador at Monash University’s startup initiative, The Generator. My passion lies within using my design and business expertise to create positive social impact, whether it’s through developing meaningful products or making services more accessible to those who need it. My goal in life is to start my UX/UI career in the United States and then explore ways I can maximise my impact, whether it’s through entrepreneurship or helping large organisations realise the potential they have to make a difference!

Work/Volunteer Experience?

Work:
– Co-Executive Director @ Charity Tap
– National Marketing Lead @ UNIHACK
– Entrepreneurship Ambassador @ Monash Generator
– UX/UI Freelance Designer @ PEA Legal
– Marketing and Digital Design Intern @ Conscious Creative
– Marketing and Logistics Intern @ MakerBay

Student Organisations:
– Marketing Director @ Computing & Commerce Association (prev. Graphic Designer)
– Marketing Director @ Socio-Economic Engagement and Development (SEED) (prev. Creative Designer)

Volunteering (Tech):
– Volunteer @ Pause Fest 2017
– Volunteer @ Future Assembly 2016

Volunteering (Social):
– Participant @ Live Below The Line (2015)
– Fundraising Volunteer @ Christina Nobel Children’s Foundation (2013)

What’s your ‘why’?

I was raised by two parents who taught me that I should help others without expecting anything in return. My father, who studied law, had the potential to become a big corporate lawyer but decided to join Legal Aid and seek social justice. His hard work is a constant reminder that social impact isn’t just for charities and volunteers – you can make a career out of it. My mother grew up with a passion for graphic design and in her pursuit for creativity, studied in three different cities before finishing her course, defying the cultural norms and definitions of success in her household. I guess the two of them together have encouraged me to strive for what I’m passionate about but their stories have led me to where I am today.

What skills do you have?

My passion mainly lies within the design realm so the things I can help with are:
– User Experience / User Interface Design
– Branding Design
– Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, XD)
– Laser Cutting and 3D Printing.
– Design theory (in general?)

If you need help with anything startup-related (or a sudden urge to learn how to do a breakdance freeze) I’m happy to try my best!

Are you happy to be contacted for volunteer/work opportunities or collaborations?

YES

TOWNHALL Interests

  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Food
  • Friendship
  • Clothing
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Economic Development
  • Women’s Health/Rights
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Also see our other posts

Operation Blue | Adelaide

Everybody in this world deserves access to clean drinking water, it’s a basic human right, and unfortunately, there are many still out there without access to this luxury. We live in a country, where clean drinking water literally falls from the sky, and it’s up to us, those who have access to clean drinking water change the game for those who don’t. Our vision is to continue building this platform, in a manner where it is easy to fund and distribute water filters to communities which need them most. We use Sawyer Filters, a quick, easy, simple yet effective filtration system which can provide water for families without access.

Read More »

One Small Step for Equal Education Opportunities: From me to PNG build two functional school libraries and learning hubs in Papua New Guinea.

From me to PNG is a charity built around the belief that every kid is filled with their own unique fire and potential, and every kid deserves the chance to release this potential into the world. Education is the key to this and that is why we want to ensure every school has adequate learning facilities and environments.

Read More »

Tech 4 NPOs | MELBOURNE

We are a Monash University funded student-led organisation that connects undergraduate IT students with metropolitan Melbourne non-profits and charities. We improve access to technology solutions for these organisations to improve reach and impact.

Read More »

© TOWNHALL PEOPLE

Scroll to Top