Freelancing Life

I don’t think I mentioned this in my previous post but I’ve quit my day job and started to do some freelance work. Freelance design, drafting and authority liason work.

How has it been?

To be honest… It’s been an adventurous month and a month where I learnt alot about myself and working in one’s own time. For example, I found that I need to learn to balance work, family, volunteer work and KOREAN DRAMA time or else I end up trying to catch up on work in the middle of the night. Haha. So if you’re thinking of freelance, you need to work on balancing out your time and having the self discipline to reach your deadlines.

It took me awhile (although I should probably had done more research on freelance life beforehand) to realize that it’s not easy and it means having a pretty unstable life for awhile. Until you actually build up your client base, you may go months without income. So start planning!

How?

Well, some advice I found really helpful was:

  1. Tell everyone you know that you’re going freelance and what kind of jobs you want to take on.
  2. Advertise yourself / create a brand to market yourself.
  3. It helps if you have experience in the field that you choose to freelance in.
  4. Plan your days/ week ahead so that you are able to reach your deadline and have the time in between for other things.

I read up blogs online that gave awesome advice and especially loved the one on Career Foundry on Secrets To become a Successful Freelancer! It opened my eyes to some of the things I wish I had done before I started!

If you’ve been freelancing yourself or just started, I’d love to hear about your experience and tips! Leave them in the comments below!!

 

 

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Freelancing Life

Jerry Loke Bungalow

I’ve been working on a presentation board as part of our company profile for a project built in 2012. Personally I have always loved this project for it’s minimal yet elegant design.

It was built and completed before I joined but it was the first project that struck me when I first joined the company. It’s a single unit bungalow in Bandar Mahkota Cheras, Kajang.

Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect

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And some added images, just because~~~

Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Jerry Loke Bungalow

International Convention Personal Identity Card

A friend was going for an International Convention in Melbourne and wanted to have an identity card to give out to those she would meet at the convention. She wanted the main highlight of the card as the theme of the convention.

White was chosen as the card color to ensure the focus would be on the Convention theme which was blue. The concept was for the card to be simple yet memorable. The edges of the card were “sliced” for two reasons: to reflect that the owner of the card had her own “character” and the card would be used as tags for gifts.

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International Convention Personal Identity Card

Construction in Progress

The project I’ve been handling for almost 2 years as mentioned in the previous post “Life of an Architect” has been making some progress and honestly it’s an amazing feeling to see the facade coming up! During the design stage, we went through so many ideas and we were not even sure whether the ideas could come to life yet here we are looking at the actual building come to life. I can’t even begin to describe what an amazing feeling it is! Here are the latest progress photos taken with my humble iphone4s. 

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Site Progress - We are excited about the fins!
Site Progress – We are excited about the fins!
Construction in Progress