We are August

Like the month.
And the adjective.

A decade of digital marketing experience and hundreds of projects gives us the right to call it as we see it.

We’ve built a business immersed in successful digital marketing solutions. You know your business better than we ever can. Together, we can create something epic. Let’s build a relationship on collaboration, creativity and technical superiority.

We’re street-smart and we know our stuff but we also like to think things through. A strategic approach with effective tactical execution wins every time.

We love to execute smart strategies and build valuable business solutions. We’re proud to say that the quality of our work and the relationships we build, drives repeat and referral business. There is no better measure of success.

We love building useful solutions. Our values underpin everything we do. Our approach, clarity of thought, refinement of ideas, thorough planning, veracity and high-calibre execution show that we mean business.

If that sounds august, you’re right. We are.

We are independent. Our Directors

Co-founder Daniel Banik

Daniel takes a holistic approach to business – his own and that of August’s clients. A forward-thinking, quietly ambitious individual, you’ll find Dan reaching into his treasure chest of ideas to make August a better place to work. As a co-founder of August, Dan uses his leadership skills to partner with clients to create award-winning products that exceed expectations.

With a background in strategy, user-centred interaction, service and experience design, marketing, and brand management, Dan is a driving force behind August.

A thought-leader and dreamer, Dan is a strategic thinker and doer who is constantly asking the question: “How can we do it better?”

In his spare time, you’ll find him reading up on new technology, exploring the creative process, enjoying the great outdoors, or running through a national park. He has been known to talk about WODs, squats and burpees at the weekly team meeting.

Co-founder Zoë Warne

Zoë thinks, creates and delivers in pixels for August’s clients and their audiences. A fast-moving, quick-thinking creative with a deep communications background, Zoë chooses to meld her business nous with her philanthropic heart. In both worlds, she loves nothing more than engineering an organisation’s online presence to create meaningful touch points and conversations with its audiences.

As co-founder and director, Creative Services, at August, Zoë is one of the lynchpins of the August crew.

Her extra-curricular activities are many and include a regular gig co-hosting and commenting on all things digital for ABC Radio 774Melbourne, Radio National and other programs.

In the industry where she made her mark, Zoë feeds her soul by mentoring young talent. Zoë is program director of the V21 Digital Summit, ambassador for Yarra Valley Open Studios, a guest lecturer at RMIT, Swinburne and Monash Universities, Chair of the Swinburne University Multimedia Course Advisory Committee and Vice President for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA). She regularly writes and presents for organisations such as B&T, Australian Creative Magazine, Marketing Magazine, ad:tech, AIMIA National Industry Events and Sponsorship Australasia.

Zoe might live and breathe in a digital world, but the real world is her playground. In her spare time, she partakes in Melbourne’s vibrant food and arts scene, rescues animals for Wildlife Victoria and twirls fire (though not at the same time).

Technical Director Matt Agar

Matt takes a pragmatic, big-picture view of the technical aspects of a project. One of August’s founding members, he is a problem solver in every sense of the term. At his desk, headphones on, you’ll find him quietly analysing, creating and building things, looking for ways to make the complex simple.

Overseeing a talented group of front and back-end developers, Matt adopts a lead role in designing, developing and managing sophisticated web-based products for August’s diverse group of clients.

As the chief architect of August’s network and application-development structure, Matt has more than 15 years’ industry experience. He balances technical limitations with the best outcome for the client in all the solutions we build. When every project is different, it’s a role where out-of-the-box solutions collide with tailored outcomes. No development stone is left unturned under Matt’s watchful eye.

When he’s not building online solutions to help save water, redesigning an iconic Melbourne landmark, or ensuring websites are WCAG 2.0 compliant, you’ll find him building spaceships and animal kingdoms at home with his young family.

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Awards. Our achievements.

Guide Dogs Australia, CatchUp

Gold W3 Award for Community

Guide Dogs Australia, CatchUp

Silver W3 Award Charitable Organisations

Guide Dogs Australia, CatchUp

Silver W3 Award Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Guide Dogs Australia, CatchUp

Good Design Award Winner for Social Impact

Guide Dogs Australia, CatchUp

Good Design Award Winner for Digital Design, Web Design and Development

Guide Dogs Australia, CatchUp

Good Design Award Winner for Digital Design Interface

Animals Australia

Webby Finalist and Webby Honoree

Animals Australia

McFarlane prize Australian Web Awards

Guide Dogs Australia

Gold W3 Award

Animals Australia

Winner Site of the Year Australian Web Awards

August Privacy Policy

Finalist Clear Communication Awards:
Legal + Digital Categories

REA Group

Gold W3 Awards:
Real Estate Websites


Winner Melbourne Design Awards: Digital Community

St Catherine’s School

Honoree The Webby Awards: Mobile Sites and Apps – Schools/Universities

Victorian Public Sector Commission Capability Dictionary

Winner Melbourne Design Awards: Digital Government Services

Creative Partnerships Australia

Silver W3 Cultural Institutions Website

Guide Dogs Victoria

Silver W3 Charitable Organizations Website


Silver W3 Computer / IT Website

Flinders Street
Design Competition

Winner Aus Mobile & App Design Awards (Travel & Tourism)

Schools Water
Efficiency Program

Winner United Nations Association of Australia (Vic division) World Environment Day Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management

Flinders Street
Design Competition

Winner Inaugural Victorian Digital Government Award Engagement category

Schools Water
Efficiency Program

Finalist Sustainia 100

Flinders Street
Design Competition

Finalist 20th Annual AIMIA Awards Best Website & Online Services for Government & Non-Profit Best Digital Advertising or Communication for Government & Non-Profit

Schools Water
Efficiency Program

Winner AWA Innovation Award

Schools Water
Efficiency Program

Finalist 19th Annual AIMIA Awards Most Effective Best Government Best Education & Learning


Finalist Banksia Awards

Australian National
Academy of Music

Winner Melbourne Design Awards Best Digital Experience Website

Australian National
Academy of Music

Winner Sydney Design Awards Best Digital Experience Website

La Trobe

Winner Australian Mobile Awards Education category


Finalist 16th Annual AIMIA Awards Best Enterprise category


Winner “Best in Class” for Web Design & Development category in the Interactive Media Awards (Worldwide)


Winner Anthill Magazine 30 Entrepreneurs under 30 List


Winner Smart Company 30 Hot Entrepreneurs under 30 List


Finalist B&T Awards Digital Services Company of the Year category

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