Hi, I’m Monica Taing. The arts have been a big part of my life. I started piano lessons at age four with the Royal Conservatory of Music. At the age of nine, I developed an interest in website design through my peers in middle school. I began learning HTML, CSS, and the graphic design program, “GIMP”. I created my first website, “Simply M” in fourth grade, and created a subdomain, “monicagalaxy” shortly after, in 2011. I learnt about graphic design and completed graphic requests for others on my websites. In 2013, I purchased this domain in to continue sharing my art projects.
In high school, I expressed my interest in the arts as a commissioned designer for posters, website layouts, and illustrations. I also drew and designed pieces for fun on merging
[social media art platform]. The process of creating art and learning about software was very fulfilling.
I continue to create drawings, illustrations, and explore graphic design software to integrate with studies. In August 2017, I revamped my portfolio and renamed it “monicagalaxy by Monica Taing” to include my explorations within photography. I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at McGill University with hopes that it will enable me to explore, innovate, and create exciting projects in the future: one that combines my love for the arts with psychiatry, neuroscience, and child health.
Monica Taing – hobbies
- Swimming, hiking, outdoor activities
- Music – piano, ukulele