Freelance Exchange

CreativesAtWork

Freelance Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancers by freelancers. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.

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Starting a business with your friends is incredibly rewarding, but it comes with its own unique challenges. Style Atelier founders Joy Tan and Violet Chan shared how they set their ground rules for working together and how their strong friendship is the foundation for a business that continues to thrive in midst of a pandemic. The Style Atelier provides a full range of coaching solutions and personal services which are designed to hone your personal brand holistically in aspects related to appearance, behaviour and communication. SkillsFuture accredited programmes are also available. Visit www.styleatelier.com to find out more.  Follow Style Atelier on Facebook and Instagram.    🎧  Listen to us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w   For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/   🎥  Watch the main Freelance Creative Exchange series, a podcast about business of podcasting here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyEgcfzkuV7oC7Nl3njGLaVsG0aMXh96p   This is filmed in accordance with social distancing measures.   These episodes are recorded on the following Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) microphones.   AT5040: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/ebf915ca0e65db10/index.html AT4041: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b43bffe4d4295274/index.html

Sep 19

36 min

The world needs more women investors. From greater diversity to an emphasis on impact technologies, women can potentially transform the startup industry for the better. According to data from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), just 22% of angel investors in the U.S. are women. And the situation is more dire worldwide, including Singapore. Christina shares her mission to address this issue by serving as a bridge between corporates and startups through communities and angel networks.  Christina Teo empowers female #investorship through she1K, the world's 1st corporate executive angel network with more than 80% female representation. She runs a Women Changemaker networking series and just wrapped a second  season  of C-shark Tank recently.   🎧  Listen to us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w   For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/   Watch the main Freelance Creative Exchange series, a podcast about business of podcasting here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyEgcfzkuV7oC7Nl3njGLaVsG0aMXh96p   This is filmed in accordance with social distancing measures.   These episodes are recorded on the following Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) microphones.   AT5040: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/ebf915ca0e65db10/index.html AT4041: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b43bffe4d4295274/index.html

Sep 12

27 min

2020 is a year of unprecedented changes as our lives were upended by the global pandemic. In our new spin-off series, we want to highlight stories of resilience and creativity in our Singaporean women. We hear how they take charge and thrive as they find opportunities in their business and careers in this new normal. In this first episode, our hosts Fanny and Jayce speaks about what is like to run a creative agency like CreativesAtWork during this normal, what is the outlook like for their freelancers and how they are pivoting their businesses to take advantages of the new opportunities.

Sep 5

19 min

What will be the impact of the pandemic on our film industry? How will it change the way we make documentaries? We catch up with filmmaker and documentary storyteller OKJ who shares how his perspective has changed during this period and why he is pivoting to different platforms and methods to tell stories. Welcome to our new resilience series, where we invited previous Freelance Creative Exchange podcast guests to discuss how they are dealing with Circuit Breaker and if they have any advice or encouraging words for the rest of us during this challenging period. 🎥Watch our previous interview with OKJ https://youtu.be/UpDoaRy0MtI 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/ - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jul 18

15 min

What this pandemic has gives us is an opportunity to go beyond reacting to the current situation to building a more sustainable environment for freelancing. At a certain point, you want to be able to stop trading your hours for dollars and gain leverage by earning a passive income.  The work we do on our business and in tending to relationships and managing your finances will pay off in the future. We speak to Hariz about how freelancers can diversify their risks and build up different sources of passive income, including working on their intellectual property Hariz Maloy had his voic on almost any platform available; Musical theatre, Film, Radio, Emceeing events, even performing original music on the stages of the Esplanade.  However in the last few years, Hariz has transitioned to pursue his business interests in digital marketing, copywriting, and now finance. He manages the personal wealth of individuals and tours across South East Asia, promoting seminars and books to other financial advisors on financial advisory.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarizMaloy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hariz-maloy-34128b129/   🎥Watch our previous interview with Hariz:  https://youtu.be/r4PtGfl9wMc 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/     - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.    FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia   Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/ycp63j2q Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/ychkswc4

Jul 12

31 min

Experts warn the greatest economic casualty of the pandemic will be small and medium-sized firms.  We check in with Genesis Motion Design’s Benjamin Ang about impact of covid-19 on his business. How are local companies adapting to remote working? What can creative companies do to survive the economic uncertainty?   Welcome to our new resilience series, where we invited previous Freelance Creative Exchange podcast guests to discuss how they are dealing with Circuit Breaker and if they have any advice or encouraging words for the rest of us during this challenging period.      Benjamin Ang is a Singaporean creative entrepreneur and listed in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30. He is the Founder of Genesis Motion Design and Partner of Balance, both being Motion Design agencies.     🎥Watch our previous interview with  https://youtu.be/lup5FDRCmDk 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.    FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?    Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jul 3

24 min

Comics illustration have caught the eye of Singaporeans amid the overwhelming flow of virus related information. From the start of the pandemic, local artists and illustrators are using the medium of comics to document our collective experiences and educate the public. We speak to Evangeline Neo from Evacomics about why comics are such a great tool for public education as well as her creative process in engaging and educating her audience about the pandemic through her weekly comic strip. Welcome to our new resilience series, where we invited previous Freelance Creative Exchange podcast guests to discuss how they are dealing with Circuit Breaker and if they have any advice or encouraging words for the rest of us during this challenging period. Artists mentioned: Wei Man Kow https://www.facebook.com/WeimanKowArt/ https://www.comicsforgood.com/ Josef Lee: https://www.facebook.com/josef.lee Drewscape: https://www.drewscape.net/ Evangeline Neo has been drawing webcomics since 2007 about everyday life, yoga and cultural differences between Singapore and Japan. Her latest book "A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide" is released worldwide in 2019 with Tuttle, a publisher renowned for Asian inspired books. Watch her animation on covid-19: https://www.facebook.com/229709553314/posts/10157493477153315/?vh=e&d=n Download her new animated stickers: http://www.evacomics.com/EN/stickers.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/evacomics IG: https://www.instagram.com/evacomics/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/evacomics Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/evacomics Official Website: http://www.evacomics.com/ Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Evangeline-Neo... 🎥Watch our previous interview with Evangeline: https://youtu.be/jDAxODvOHtA 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/ - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jun 26

15 min

The shuttering down of entertainment venues in late March dealt a heavy blow to our local music scene. How can the industry recover from the impact of a pandemic?  We check in with DJ duo Paramercy to see what they have been up to since the beginning of Singapore’s partial shutdown and how they continue to keep making music and staying creative during this period. Welcome to our new resilience series, where we invited previous Freelance Creative Exchange podcast guests to discuss how they are dealing with Circuit Breaker and if they have any advice or encouraging words for the rest of us during this challenging period. ParaMercy is a duo group specialising in raw hardstyle and made up of Paranoid and Swave (per”suade”), two out of the hardstyle veterans in Singapore. ParaMercy Facebook: Facebook.com/paramercyhardstyle Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BcyoN0c6kZJkwXFWb5Fgu' Hard Ascension: https://www.facebook.com/hardascension/ DJ Paranoid: Facebook: Facebook.com/djparanoidofficial Soundcloud: Soundcloud.com/pforparanoiddj Swave: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/swaveemercy/swave-emercy-ke-sana-ke-sini-short-mix Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/swave_emercy 🎥Watch our previous interview with Paramercy: https://youtu.be/ClG-wY3T3HU 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/ - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jun 19

14 min

What should you do if you are struggling to pay your insurance premiums? Is there any insurance you consider giving up right now? Does your existing insurance has pandemic coverage? If not, how you purchase it? Our new series is a spinoff from our Freelance Creative Exchange series, where we invited previous guests to discuss about how they are dealing with Circuit Breaker and if they have any advice or encouraging words for the rest of us during this challenging period. We understand many of you are concerned about your insurance premiums, so we speak to Chan Pei Ling to get the lowdown on everything you need to know about personal and work insurance right now. The information shared in this video is for educational & informational purposes. Please check with your insurance adviser before taking any actions on your insurance plans.  If you have any questions on personal or company insurance, feel free to drop Pei Ling a message at https://www.facebook.com/Starlightmediaconsultants/. Should you wish to find out more about Starlight Media Consultants, please visit  https://www.starlightmediaconsultants.com/contactus. 🎥Watch our previous interview with Pei Ling: https://youtu.be/dEDeVhXBNCo 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/ - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/ycp63j2q

Jun 8

14 min

Are there opportunities to be found in a pandemic? This week, we speak to abundance coach Eugene Sean who shares how freelancers can develop multiple income streams and what they can do to protect themselves financially in the future. This content references a personal opinion and is for informational purposes  only. Please do your due diligence and seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.    Eugene is a life coach whose mission is to help others achieve abundance. He has personally experienced lots of financial disasters and heartaches as a freelancer, and managed to build a robust ecosystem with multiple streams of income.   Facebook & LinkedIn: Eugene Seah - Abundance Life Coach Sign up for his Zoom training:  https://cf.superbrandme.asia/membership-signup   The Season 3 episodes for Freelance Creative Exchange are recorded on the following Audio-Technica microphones. AT5040: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/ebf915ca0e65db10/index.html AT4041: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b43bffe4d4295274/index.html   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.    🎥Watch the full episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/kEMINvvdEzk   🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w   For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia   PS: This was filmed before the social distancing measures were implemented.

May 30

41 min

Unforeseen circumstances, such as a pandemic, can threaten a freelancer’s livelihood. 
This week, we speak to Sean who is a creative like us who happens to be interested in finance. He shares with us the basics of investing and why is it important for a freelancer to diversity their comes. Sean Li-wen Cheong has multiple income streams as a freelance  Director, Scriptwriter, and Producer for Television shows as well as corporate videos and commercials for more than 13 years. He runs a stock market and economy blog called THE AMATEUR TRADER. Facebook: @TheAmateurTrader: Twitter: @slwcheong This content references a personal opinion and is for informational purposes  only. Please do your due diligence and seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.  The Season 3 episodes for Freelance Creative Exchange are recorded on the following Audio-Technica microphones. AT5040: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/ebf915ca0e65db10/index.html AT4041: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b43bffe4d4295274/index.html - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  🎥Watch the full episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/gef4ANsLYio 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/ FOLLOW US  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatwork Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreatoveexchange Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia PS: This was filmed before the social distancing measures were implemented.

May 16

46 min

As content creators ourselves, we work with many actors in our projects and we have a strong appreciation for them and what they bring to our screens. Without actors, there won’t be movies or television. Despite their importance in the ecosystem, many actors find it a challenge to be recognised and rewarded for their craft. We speak to Kris Mavericko and Renita Kapoor, who have acted as a son and mother in After_Life, a short film developed under  STOREYS. They discuss what is it like to be a freelance actor in Singapore from attending auditions and finding gigs to getting paid, building a sustainable career and how they are coping with the current pandemic situation.   -STOREYS- STOREYS is a ground up digital initiative to tell stories that can drive a positive change in Singapore.  Watch After_Life here: https://www.storeys.video/watch/afterlife   Follow Kris and Renita on their Social Media!   Renita Facebook: Renita S Kapoor - Artist Instagram: Renita S Kapoor   Kris Facebook Artist Page: Actor Kris Mavericko. Instagram: actor_krismavericko. Check out his latest project Sacred Guardian Singa: https://youtu.be/ThJb1eKiyeA   The Season 3 episodes for Freelance Creative Exchange are recorded on the following Audio-Technica microphones. AT5040: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/ebf915ca0e65db10/index.html AT4041: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b43bffe4d4295274/index.html   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  We catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  🎥Watch the full episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/nRHmMYlqqKQ 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w For a trio podcast experience visit: https://www.freelancecreativeexchange.com/ FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia PS: This was filmed before the social distancing measures were implemented

May 2

37 min

Welcome to a brand new season of Freelance Creative Exchange! As the coronavirus spreads globally, local creative companies and freelancers start to bear the blunt of economic fallout with projects being canceled or postponed. We are excited to speak to Nicholas Chee, founder of  SG COVID-19 Creative/Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group, who has been active in bringing our diverse  creativity community together from painters, drama educators to cameraman and illustrators, as well as engaging with the media and government bodies to raise awareness of the plight.  How can we professionalise our creativity industry? Why is it important for us to look to regional markets to expand? What can we do to survive and grow our industry post cover-19?   About Nicholas Chee Nicholas Chee is an award-winning Film Director, Producer and Consultant for film and media projects. He graduated from Temasek Design School majoring in Photography in 2003 and in September 2007, he co-founded Singapore’s first independent theatre; Sinema Old School.  Nicholas was an Honouree in the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards in 2009 and in 2011, he started The Flying Kick Asia, an original and branded content production company based in Singapore, Kaohsiung and Seoul.  In 2015, Nicholas created *SCAPE’s National Youth Film Awards, a national platform to recognise and bridge emerging talent with the film industry and served as its Awards Director from 2015-2018.    He is currently also the Festival Co-Director for SeaShorts Film Festival, a short film festival focusing on Southeast Asian short films based in Malaysia.   Join the  group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sgcovid19cc   Sinema: https://www.sinema.sg/ Follow @Sinema on Facebook    The Flying Kick Asia: https://www.tfk.asia/ Follow The Flying Kick Asia on Facebook, Linkedin, Vimeo and Youtube   Watch us on Youtube: https://youtu.be/PtocpPn_bRk Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5EC... Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR...   The Season 3 episodes for Freelance Creative Exchange are recorded on the following Audio-Technica microphones. AT5040: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/ebf915ca0e65db10/index.html AT4041: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b43bffe4d4295274/index.html - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.    FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatw... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecr... Website: freelancecreatiiveexchange.com   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia    

Apr 18

47 min

As the coronavirus spreads globally, freelancers start to bear the economic fallout with projects being canceled or postponed. How can we equip ourselves with the tools and knowledge to help us get through this challenging period? To help our freelancers cope with the pandemic fallout, we decide to start our new season earlier. This season, our focus is on finance as we interview creative and other professionals about financial planning, insurance, multiple income streams and other relevant topics. Watch out for our new resilience spinoff series that showcases our resourceful freelancers who offer specific tips on getting through the covid-19 period. If you are new to the freelancing, we have started a short video series that will help you get your business up and running. We run a film initiative called STOREYS, that aims to drive positive social action in Singapore: https://storeys.video/ You can also subscribe and watch the completed short films on the STOREYS youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWrid84d0O5pHMDcudICaHA A lot of you are asking about Freelancing 101 Bootcamp. We are coming back but in a potential new format so follow us on our social media for future updates. Listen to our past episodes on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE - The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Apr 18

2 min

Who have been hit on before by clients? 😱 Who have ever canceled a job because they have a bad feeling about it? Who has overslept and forgot to turn up for a meeting? Who has starred in a leading role as a romantic lead? 💕 Join us for a special episode of Never Have I Ever - The Creative Edition where we drink Christmas cocktails 🍸 to celebrate the festive season 🎄🎅🦃🎁 in this classic drinking game. 🕺💃🥂 Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia 🎥 Watch the full interview now on Youtube: https://youtu.be/hn920R5YRgw

Dec 2019

30 min

In our penultimate episode of the year, we speak to Alyne Tamir. The vlogger and creator of Dear Alyne, is currently living the dream of travelling around the world to create meaningful videos about the amazing people and places she meet on her journeys. Many freelancers aspire to be a digital nomad too, but how should we get started? We speak to Alyne about content creation, starting her podcast, growing your audience and community, and building a sustainable career around her passion. About Alyne Tamir Alyne Tamir is the creator of “Dear Alyne”, a Facebook page with over 1.2 million followers from around the world. She creates weekly videos that open conversations around topics like “The Pink Tax”, “The Visa Trap”, and other relevant social issues. She has a special spot in her heart for women’s rights and animals, and her favorite compliment was when someone once called her “a young Oprah”. Listen to How to LIVE with Dear Alyne now: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Q9rHIzkVVSbyVefiXBwyK Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia 🎥 Watch the full interview now on Youtube: https://youtu.be/uA4YdtobR50

Dec 2019

37 min

Zander Ng won the first ever MasterChef Asia in 2018 but his journey as a chef is only the beginning. He shares what he has been up since his win, initial challenges when he ventured into freelancing and building up a sustainable career around his passion for cooking. About Zander Ng Zander Ng, also known as Singapore’s first Masterchef winner, cooks from the heart. He won Singapore Masterchef 2018 after weeks of gruelling rounds, wowing the judges with his knowledge of Asian flavours fused with Italian Cuisine, two cultures closed to him as he has both Italian and Chinese heritage.  A homegrown Singaporean boy, Chef Ng is soon to publish a recipe book detailing his range of recipes, and he has just finished filming his first YouTube cooking series. Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia 🎥 Watch the full interview now on Youtube: https://youtu.be/LOgq1UkzSyk

Dec 2019

42 min

“You are never too old to pursue your dreams” At 62 years young, Beatrice Chien started a new career as a freelance actress. Since then the lively 78 year old retiree has acted multiple roles on stage, television and featured films, including a supporting role as the matriarch Ling Cheh in a Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians. She shares with us how she stays active for her age and why she wishes local writers will write meatier and more interesting roles for the older generation   About Beatrice Chia Beatrice Chien is a freelance actress, who has acted for the stage, television and movies. After her retirement from nursing, she decided to pursue her passion and started acting at the age of 62. She starred in feature film " Breakfast  Lunch & Dinner" by Karen Cai and has supporting roles in HBO’s  "Serangoon Road" and movies such as Ramen Teh by Eric Khoo and “Crazy Rich Asian" by Jon Chu   Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.    FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Dec 2019

31 min

Risk. A small word with huge impact. Taking risks involves change and the unknown, a concept that many of us are understandably not comfortable with.  As freelancers, how we think about risk affects how well we do in business and in life.  This week, we speak to industry veteran Tan Siok Siok, whose interesting career path from filmmaker in Singapore to entrepreneur in China reflects her appetite for risks and creating new opportunities. She shares the importance of taking calculated risks with our career and how we can build up our risk appetite to venture beyond our comfortable zone. About Tan Siok Siok Tan Siok Siok is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a honorary geek with a deep passion for great storytelling in the age of real time web. Siok is an entrepreneur who has built Kinetic ONE, a social video platform in China with channels focused on youth culture, fashion and lifestyle as well as parenting&pregnancy. She is also the director of crowdsourced Twitter Documentary, Twittamentary Follow Tan Siok Siok on Twitter & LinkedIn https://twitter.com/sioksiok https://www.linkedin.com/in/sioksiok/ Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Dec 2019

41 min

Imagine being your own boss and running a company at the age of 24! Benjamin Ang shares his entrepreneur journey about what is really like to build a company from scratch, from his first hire to his big break. What is your mindset shift when evolving from being a creative to business development? How can we freelancers develop leadership skills and learn to manage our team of employees? About Benjamin Ang  Benjamin Ang is a Singaporean creative entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Genesis Motion Design and Partner of Balance, both being Motion Design agencies. He also founded Form, a creative festival launching in Singapore soon. Follow Genesis @Facebook & @Instagram www.facebook.com/wearegenesis.tv https://www.instagram.com/wearegenesis.tv/ Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia 🎥 Watch the full interview now on Youtube: https://youtu.be/lup5FDRCmDk 🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.  

Nov 2019

39 min

Self doubt can hit anyone, but it is especially pervasive in creative careers where success can often come from subjective works. Has the impostor syndrome ever held you back? What challenges do you overcome to feel worthy of getting paid for creative work? We speak to filmmaker Kew and VFX artist José about what it like compete against the best in the world, as a creative couple living and working in London. Kew Lin is a writer-director who is currently based in London. He has most recently co-written British feature film Love Possibly, which premiered at Raindance Film Festival and notably receiving the Best Screenplay award at the Sochi International Film Festival. Fluent in Mandarin and the local culture, Kew often travels to China to make ethnographic documentaries. His credits as visual effects artist include Interstellar, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Bridge of Spies, Spectre and The Hunger Games series. Kew’s fourth fictional short film just had its world premiere at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany. Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/magicalmiserytour Instagram: @_spacebarman José Nieuwstad (pronounced Yo-seh) has freelanced for the past 5 years in various aspects of the film industry (vfx, editing, production assistant), She just landed a full-time job at motion capture studio The Imaginarium Studios in London (co-founded by Andy Serkis), where she is in charge of facial capture and body/props scanning. Instagram: @josenieuwstad Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE - The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Nov 2019

39 min

Esports is about to be a $1 billion industry and Asia is at the heart of it. Come November 2019, 20 athletes would represent represent Singapore in e-sports at the SEA Games. Is this the best time to break into Esports? What are the different job roles available in the industry? We speak to Lysander Xonra about the fledgling Esports scene in Southeast Asia, challenges faced by the freelancers and how the local industry is helping to upscale the athletes and professionalise the Esports landscape in Singapore About Lysander Xonora Lysander Xonora, as he is known in-game, is an Esports commentator as well as the producer and host of The Knightley Show. Follow @LysanderXonora on Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and Twitter Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -  The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.  Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.  Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?  Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Nov 2019

34 min

Is it true that creatives are bad with money? What does it take to sustain a creative life financially? How much should freelancers invest in passive income? In this episode Hariz and Ryan discuss the creative hustle and how freelancers can learn to manage their finances better by having the right mindset and attitude towards earning, saving, and investing their income.   Ryan Ong has been a freelance writer for over 15 years and achieved super freelancer status. Currently he is working as a a editor at 99 co and helps his clients to devise content strategy to drive conversion and lead generation. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.ong.71465 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-ong-97204771/   Hariz Maloy tells people he was born in KKH, but many believe his mom gave birth to him literally on a stage, because he's been there for as long as he can remember.    He's had his voice on almost any platform available; Musical theatre, Film, Radio, Emceeing events, even performing original music on the stages of the Esplanade.    However in the last few years, Hariz has transitioned to pursue his business interests in digital marketing, copywriting, and now finance. He manages the personal wealth of individuals and tours across South East Asia, promoting seminars and books to other financial advisors on financial advisory.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarizMaloy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hariz-maloy-34128b129/     Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -   The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.   Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.   Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?   Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Oct 2019

41 min

Creating your intellectual property is just the first step. How do we protect our ideas from being stolen? This week we speak to successful comic artist Eva about going viral in Vietnam and how her community came rallying around her, after an overseas magazine published her illustrations without her permission. She shared about her journey to get her comics books published and offer insights on how content creators can engage their community and make a living from their intellectual property. Evangeline Neo has been drawing webcomics since 2007 about everyday life, yoga and cultural differences between Singapore and Japan. Her latest book "A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide" is released worldwide in 2019 with Tuttle, a publisher renowned for Asian inspired books. FB: https://www.facebook.com/evacomics IG: https://www.instagram.com/evacomics/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/evacomics Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/evacomics Official Website: http://www.evacomics.com/ Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Evangeline-Neo/e/B01LB70Y56 Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE - The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia  

Sep 2019

39 min

Do you need to go to film school to become a successful filmmaker? Director OKJ shares why studying business helps him in his documentary career and how he crave a niche for himself with storytelling. OKJ is a director and documentary storyteller, who is known for his works such as TRESPASS: STORIES FROM SINGAPORE’S THIEVES MARKET. He hopes to produce works that provide audiences with a sense of "being in the moments" and create empathetic connections to universal values featured. He has just completed his 2nd short documentary of 2019. He is nominated in the documentary category at the National Youth Film Awards 2019 for his film, Trespass: Stories from Singapore’s Thieves Market.   The Conservation Conversation is now available on the stream platform HOOQ: https://www.hooq.tv/sg/movies/the-conservation-conversation-772c1a9f-e81c-448e-a787-0a67bd460da8   Check out his website: okjworks.com and follow him @okjworks on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIN Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE - The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Aug 2019

40 min

Freelance Creative Exchange S2E6 Launching A New Business with Ruxian Hu & John Mathis How do you know when you are ready to start your business? Dressmaker Ruixian and relief printing artist John share how they take the leap of faith and why they couldn't have launched their businesses without their previous experience working as full-time employees. Ruixian Hu is a dressmaker and founder of Studio HHFZ, known for their handmade, modern-style cheongsams. Instagram: @studio.hhfz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studio.hhfz   John Mathis is a relief print marker and founder of Tatsu Maker Works. He started out producing limited edition prints of this daughter’s imaginative stories. Currently he is working on a new series of prints focused around Singaporean food and hawker culture. Website: tatsumakerworks.com   Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -   The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.   Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.   Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?   Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia    

Aug 2019

38 min

Ever think about designing and selling your original toys for a living? This National Day, meet toy designer Sarah who has found the right balance between creativity and business. #MadeinSingapore #Supportlocal Ever think about designing and selling your original toys for a living? This National Day, meet toy designer Sarah who has found the right balance between creativity and business. #MadeinSingapore #Supportlocal   Sarah Isabel Tan is a character designer and visual development artist. She runs her company Firestarter Design where she does her own illustrations, toy and product designs. Her clients include Disney, Warner Brothers and Bigshottoyworks.    Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onibi_art/   Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE -   The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.   Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.   Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast?   Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia   Ever think about designing and selling your original toys for a living? This National Day, meet toy designer Sarah who has found the right balance between creativity and business. #MadeinSingapore #Supportlocal     🎥 Watch the full interview now on Youtube: https://youtu.be/0Fxedj1b7tI   🎧 Listen to Freelance Creative Exchange on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.

Aug 2019

37 min

“At the end of the day you know that you've got bills to pay, you've got eat, you've got things to pay for and then it's like money is running low. So, that was the struggle.” Meet the founders of The Maker Girls Studio, Lyn and Vanessa who share their journey going full-time with their side hustle and vision for building a local community of makers and supporters that appreciates quality, artisanal works. Special thanks to co-working place MOX for hosting us. Lyn Ng is the founder & owner of Studio MU / YU, an artisanal woodcraft brand encompassing slow-made jewellery, bags, and lifestyle products. Shop: https://muyu.co/ Follow her @muyu.co on instagram Vanessa Kumar is the founder & owner of 3 ODD DUCKS,  a cement and concrete design art studio in Singapore. Shop: https://www.3oddducks.com/ Follow her @3oddducks on Instagram & Facebook Founded by Lyn and Vanessa, The Maker Girls Studio is launched with the intention to build a culture of appreciating handmade pieces, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing fellow makers and people together. https://themakergirls.com/pages/our-movement MOX is a co-working space and a community for creatives to gather, collaborate, share and create. Its flagship space at Katong Point is located within the quaint neighbourhood of Joo Chiat and Katong, occupying three floors in the building. So if you are a a creative-preneur, an established brand or a hobbyist looking for a co-working place, come check out this amazing venue! https://www.themox.co/ Schedule a tour and free day pass: https://calendly.com/tour-mox Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE - The Freelance Creative Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jul 2019

36 min

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for freelancers. Makeup artist Beno and designer theKang share how they use social media to effectively engage with their audience, demonstrate their talent and build up their business and reputation. Beno Lim is a celebrity makeup artist, specialising in fashion, creative, bridal makeup. Follow him on Instagram @benolim Heng Kang Yong aka theKANG is a freelance artist and designer specializing in upcycled and unconventional materials to create one-of-a-kind and bespoke fashion accessories.  Follow him on Instagram @thekang.sg Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jul 2019

44 min

Being a DJ sounds like the coolest job. But there’s more to it than just playing music at a rave, as we found from the hard style duo act Paramercy, made up of ParaNoid and Swave Emercy, two out of the hardstyle veterans in Singapore. They have performed with popular Hardstyle event labels and organisers such as AfterDark Singapore, Hard Ascension  Hardsoundz Nation. We speak to Paramercy about the business behind being DJs and what it is like to market and build up your brand and label, as individuals and as a dual act. See them live at the Hard Acension Live for Paramercy birthday on July 13! https://www.facebook.com/events/647897529012567/ Follow ParaMercy: https://www.facebook.com/ParamercyHardstyle/ Listen to ParaNoid: https://m.mixcloud.com/paranoidsg/ Listen to Swave Emercy: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ekBsqV9DmkyVcqt8xGS2D?si=647caCiVRoS7dbR6-cExPg Hard Ascension: https://www.facebook.com/hardascension/ Hard Style: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hardstylesg/ Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jun 2019

37 min

Welcome back to a brand new season of Freelance Creative Exchange!   Meet Hui Lian, Chen Chen and Jason, three entrepreneurs who took their side hustle full-time. Join us at MOX as these crafters and makers share their journey from freelancing to setting up their businesses as crafters and 3D. Special thanks to MOX for hosting us at their co-working space.   Chen Chen and Hui Lian are co-founders of Craft Atelier, a craft studio and learning space that offers a wide range of paper- and fibre-related equipment, including full floor looms. Chen Chen is also a co-founder of tinkermind. tinkermind is a 3D printing solutions company that offers courses and workshops.   Craft Atelier: https://www.craftatelier.sg/ Follow  @Craft Atelier on Facebook and Instagram   tinkermind: https://www.tinkermind.sg/ Follow @tinkermind on their Facebook and Instagram   Jason Loo is a character designer as well as a Co-Founder and Creative Content Lead at tinkermind. Shortly after the recording of this podcast, Jason announced his decision to leave tinkermind to pursue another opportunity that he felt is better aligned to his personal and professional interest in creative development.    tinkermind and CreativesAtWork wishes him the best in his future endeavours.   MOX is a co-working space and a community for creatives to gather, collaborate, share and create. Its flagship space at Katong Point is located within the quaint neighbourhood of Joo Chiat and Katong, occupying three floors in the building. So if you are a a creative-preneur, an established brand or a hobbyist looking for a co-working place, come check out this amazing venue! https://www.themox.co/ Schedule a tour and free day pass: https://calendly.com/tour-mox     Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-creative-exchange/id1401167998 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZyZWVsYW5jZWV4Y2hhbmdlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&ep=5&at=1558090806636   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES -   The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers.   Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic.   Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jun 2019

48 min

As 2018 comes to a close, the team comes together to reflect upon the year, share their goals for 2019, freelancer mindsets and discuss the trends affecting the freelancing landscape in Singapore such as AI and Data Analytics. From all of us at CreativesAtWork, we like to wish all our viewers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all your support and feedback and we look forward to returning again with Season 2 next year. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/6DJwgdTB3xg Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Dec 2018

41 min

  How is NTUC helping the freelancers with its existing initiatives? How do we change both employers’ and freelancers mindset and make freelancing a sustainable and viable career for everyone? We speak to Ang Hin Kee, Assistant Director-General for The National Trades Union Congress’s (NTUC) and Director of NTUC's Freelancers and Self-employed Unit (U FSE) to find out more. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/iqSSnQSRPSA Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2     - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.  FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Dec 2018

48 min

It’s the young vs. veteran! 👊 Food stylist/photographer Alicia and writer Wayne share their creative journey and how they develop their personal brand and style in their photography and writing. What impact do Teenage Mutant Teenage Turtles have on Wayne’s writing career? How do family recipes influence Alicia’s decision to freelance? Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/vyVzEhE0afE Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 Alicia Chow is a food stylist/photographer/recipe developer. She is also running a blog to share her recipes and travel guides https://www.instagram.com/poutandchow/?hl=en http://www.itsaliciatingchow.com/   Wayne Rée is the author of TALES FROM A TINY ROOM and co-creator of the YELLOW PRINCESS kids series. His short story, MR MEMPHIS, was adapted and remixed into a comic by Benjamin Chee, and he has contributed to LONTAR: THE JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST SPECULATIVE FICTION and PULP TOAST. https://waynereewrites.com/   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Dec 2018

51 min

How is blockchain changing the way the way we look at advertising and contracts? What is its potential impact on the Singapore media industry?  This week we speak to VIncent Lim, a media & entertainment Maverick about how his video-sharing app is using blockchain to change the way videos get monetized and connecting brands and influencers directly. He is also the CEO of Fanfare Global, the world’s first Blockchain-Powered Social Commerce Community Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/g_WUuqKaueo Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2     - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Dec 2018

36 min

Making the decision to leave a full-time job to freelance is intimidating—and it’s not the right choice for everyone. Why do some of us choose to freelance ever the stability of a full-time job? What are challenges we faced as we transition into a freelancing career? Most importantly, is the switch to freelancing worth it? Join us for another episode of Freelance Creative Exchange where we ask Joline and Melvin how they found the courage to make the leap from their established careers to becoming their own bosses. They share what they have learnt in hindsight and how full timers can equip themselves to switch to a freelancing career successfully. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/Y_ZUVN8EIDo Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/  Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2   Joline Lim is a passionate designer who specialises in Fashion Design by training, and self-taught in Graphic Design. Aside from design projects, she also strives in her quaint studio, managing her accessories brand, KLACE. https://www.wearklace.com/   Melvin Sng joined HP as their employee in Asia Pacific to help launch their Partner Portal and eCommerce platform globally. He also won the CIO award during his time with HP. He has moved on to be a freelance digital strategist at Lean Brewery. He now manages, wireframes, prototypes and develops web and mobile applications for his clients. https://leanbrewery.com/   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia  

Nov 2018

36 min

How you manage talents, crew and partners in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual production? Back in August, we presented a panel called “Your Worst Nightmare”, as part of our podcast party and it was well-received by our audience. We have conducted many surveys with our freelancers in the past and working with clients always comes at the top. This special episode is a sequel to the panel, featuring CreativesAtWork’s crew Fanny and Kyle. They share their worst nightmare stories about challenging clients and managing freelancers, especially freelancers from around the Southeast Asia region. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/axXbhyGn4mU Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancecreativeexchange/ - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia  

Nov 2018

40 min

At our recent podcast party on 30th August 2018 we invited back three of Singapore’s top performing independent creative professionals, now business owners who rely heavily on freelancers, (Shawn Toh, Alex Oh and Satya Purna) to share their experiences as a freelancer with the next generation. Here are some of the top words of wisdom shared: “Impress yourself 10x or more” – Fanny Tham, Chief Worker It can be disheartening when you’ve worked so hard on something to experience an unimpressed client. Fanny discovered the power of this simple technique after working on 40 revisions! “You are only as good as your last job?” – Jayce Tham, Chief Businesswoman Referrals and repeat work are critical. Jayce suggests rather than disappointing a client by missing a deadline, ask for an extra day to finish up or polish the work. “Make sure they know what they don’t want” – Shawn Toh, CEO & Design Director Despite our best efforts, it can be difficult to meet the client’s expectations, especially when they don’t know what they want. To avoid this, Shawn finds he can get a clearer picture by asking clients what it is that they don’t want. “If you can do within 1 minute, why not?” – Alex Oh, Film Composer While none of us wants to be working on 40 revisions and 3-revisions is indeed the industry norm, at the end of the day we are all in client servicing. When deciding if you should work beyond the scope of your agreement Alex suggests giving your best or more. For the benefit of a returning customer, he suggests asking yourself this simple question. “Charge 20-30% above average” – Satya Purna, Founder & Brand Strategist, ZAG Studios It all boils down to money, we all have to make a living. You’re not getting CPF or employee benefits and you deserve to be paid for the benefits you can deliver to a client. Satiya suggests charging above average and then providing exceptional level service to prove your worth. “No public shaming” – Fanny Tham, Chief Worker Unfortunately, there might be times when situations escalate. Fanny suggests always seeking mediation during these difficult times and to avoid public shaming. The community is small, and you’ll be admired for taking the high road. “You can fire the client” – Shawn Toh, CEO & Design Director Perhaps one of the best privileges of being a freelancer is the ability to fire the client. You deserve to be treated with respect and paid on time for your services. Shawn recommends avoiding repeat work with clients who don’t meet their end of the deal.

Nov 2018

42 min

  Inspired by all those nature documentaries you watched on BBC or National Geographic? In this latest episode, Jayce and Fanny speak to wildlife photographer and videographer Tim Plowden and find out what it is really like to be one. What kind of qualifications and training are needed? How is it like to travel the world to work on different projects? What kind of danger has he faced?   Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/OVPwPwGp37o Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2   Tim Plowden is a wildlife photographer, videographer and author of wildlife, conservation and travel narratives.  He is current working on the photo essay for OBW on wildlife conservation and a video for an international NGO about illegal wildlife trade.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimPlowdenPhotography/ Saving the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey: https://www.gofundme.com/SavetheTSNM   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelancing by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creative professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/ - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia  

Oct 2018

30 min

INSURANCE FOR FREELANCERS | The Freelance Creative Exchange (#9) CHAN PEI LING   What kind of insurance should you get when you first start freelancing? How do you insure yourself for sick days and equipment? Who is responsible for your insurance when you are engaged for an overseas gig? As a freelancer, you are responsible for insuring yourself. Unlike being an employee, there is no employer to cover you for illness and injury. But what kind of insurance do you really need?   We speak to Pei Ling in this episode to answer all your pressing insurance questions.   Chan Pei Ling is a Media Risk Consultant at Starlight Media Consultants, where she advises companies and media freelancers on good business practices, as well as coverage needed for feature films, documentaries, TV series, as well as corporate formats.   Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/dEDeVhXBNCo   Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2      - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/ - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Oct 2018

30 min

“I don't even know how to work a PowerPoint, and now I have to do Instagram.” Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/mIHYZAw1usU Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 In this episode, we speak to funny women Judee Tan and Nicole Lee about creating comedy content for the digital platform, how traditional theatre is affected by digital disruption, the differences between the online audience from Singapore and Indonesia, working with Gen Z and hitting the big 3-0 Judee Tan wears multiple hats as an actress, director, writer and host. She has been one of Singapore’s funniest comedians for years – whether she’s reporting from North Korea as The Noose’s Kim Bong Cha, or playing nervous TCM practitioner Dr. Teo Chew Moi in Happy Ever Laughter. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judeetan/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Judeelicious/ Nicole Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Fix Productions, a production house that specializes in comedic digital content. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fixproductions Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChrlVF-GdHm4X1tykEMmL5g - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/ - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Sep 2018

51 min

“At the starting stage you may do things which you don't really want to do, but you have to do it because it's a job. So, I think being able to accept that is important, putting your dreams aside, just for a moment, and learn the skillset required.” Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/MutbGB9fIG4 Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2  When you promise to love a person 'till death do us part', what does it really mean? On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share Yasuo’s story, “I want to go home” was a documentary about the strength of human resilence and the power of love, with an accompanying book.  In this episode, we speak to director and author Wesley Leon Aroozoo on the process on conceiving both works, his filmmaker journey and what it is like to be selected for Busan International Film Festival after years of trying. What are his insights about the media industry and its future from teaching the next generation of filmmakers? Wesley Leon Aroozoo is a filmmaker, writer and a LASALLE College of the Arts lecturer. His first full-length documentary, I Want To Go Home, made its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival and was one of 10 entries shortlisted to compete BIFF ’s Wide Angle Documentary Competition. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/231733790 Book: https://www.booksactuallyshop.com/products/i-want-to-go-home - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/ - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Sep 2018

39 min

"So, as a freelancer, you have to be responsible to the project, you can't double book stuff, if not, you just don't have the bandwidth. I mean, pitching is good, knowing how to sell is great, but you can't oversell as well. Then obviously, from the other end, please be fair to your freelancers, they're only human, they're not going to pull off X amount of work in Y time, that kind of thing. You work in the industry, you know what's humanly possible. Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Click here for full video: https://youtu.be/cM6x2J9Nhg4 Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 What do employers look for when they hire freelancers? What are the opportunities for freelancing in gaming and Virtual Reality industries? How do they create a portfolio that will get them hired? How can they market themselves to employers? What can fresh graduates do to find jobs in these industries? Can creative professionals upscale themselves and switch to this industries? Join us as we switch sides to speak to Ashima Thomas and Shawn Toh and learn about the hiring process from the perspective of the employers. Ashima Thomas is the Co-founder & CEO of Warrior9 VR, an immersive content company that specialises in CG animated VR from Singapore. She is also the Chair of AsiaVR Association www.warrior9vr.com www.ThePhoenIXvr.com https://www.meetup.com/asiavrsg/ Shawn Toh is a CEO and Design Director of Battlebrew Productions, a gaming company which specialises in mobile strategy games. www.battle-brew.com www.battleskybrigade.com - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/ - Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asi 

Sep 2018

52 min

"It’s not like, I do a gig here and a gig there, it's really more about how do I show up as an expert who can add value every single day? How can I really inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs?" Bonus episode about future of freelancing with Anne-Laure Herrezuelo and Satya Kothimangalam! Catch up on all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/N9_rAwGHe0I Listen to the full episode on Spotify or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2

Aug 2018

8 min

“There are so many people out there who have a problem they want solved. So, if you can just be that person who can solve that problem for them, they'll happily pay you to solve it.”  Watch all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 This week, two amazing badass ladies Anne-Laure Herrezuelo & Satya Kothimangalam discuss the importance of knowing how to charge, networking and self-care while running your business. Anne-Laure is an artist, facilitator and community builder. She helps individual or university organisations identify and align with their big vision through collectve art experiences. Satya Kothimangalam is the founder of ZAC Studios and she helps service-based businesses create brands to stand out and create messages that will help them get their best clients really quickly,   Anne-Laure is an artist, facilitator and community builder. She helps individual or university organisations align and build together the relation to this vision through collectve art experiences.   [00:26:43] Anne: Every time you meet a client, what I'm trying to do, and a lot of people would advise the same, ask this potential client, “Hey, can you recommend me someone else to meet with, just to have a coffee and get some feedback and understand?”   [00:32:08] Anne: So that's a tip that you never leave, and if the person is busy or something, or they say, “I will follow up later.” And they don't, you do follow up, until they give you a contact.   [00:28:56] Satya: Definitely go out there and be useful, and the second this is, understand that you have an inherent value, just because you have time, passion and interest in a certain topic.   [00:38:54] it's important to reverse engineer how much you should be charging, because think about it from the perspective of, “How much money do I want to earn every month?” And then break that down into, “How much time do I have available to work on client projects?” And then come up with the project fee.   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.   FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ Instagram: . https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/ Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Aug 2018

48 min

“We must paint a realistic picture of what freelancing is. I think freelancing is tougher than as a full-time employee.” Watch all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 More millennials want freelance careers instead of working full-time. CreativesAtWork Loh Yen-Lyng and Kyle Ong talk about what it is like to be the next generation of freelancers.   [00:26:38] Yes, because I think a lot of us do want to become freelancers because we don't like being told what to do. I mean I can relate, right? But at the same time, it's the respect of elders, it's the respect of people who have been through things that you haven't been through before and knowing that there's wisdom over there and learning from that. [00:27:38] I also feel that for younger freelancers, it's always good for them to actually experience corporate life. I mean, especially for Singapore, because the truth is in Singapore, most likely you're working at corporate jobs versus…Your own film. [00:29:15] Freelancing is harder, because you need to manage your client, you need to manage your invoices, you need to manage your texts, you need to manage your own CPF, everything. And on top of that, if you're not getting representation in the union, you're not getting representation anywhere, it makes it harder. Like what you said for the employment thing, the thing that you ticked for the form, it makes it harder, so I cannot imagine what people endured 10 years ago. [00:30:53] willingness to learn, because it requires you to be humble. It requires you to always be improving. You fall down, it doesn't matter, you stand up again. [00:40:28] Yen Lyng: Be patient is a very important thing that I think I would like to tell myself if I had the chance, it was always the race to go to the next level. A race to grow up, a race to start doing something, “How come other people are doing it already, and I'm not?” [00:41:27] one's career should be based on one’s failure. The lessons you learn from the failure, it shouldn't be based on your success, because the moment you start thinking about much success you have, you become drunk on it and then you stop learning, you stop listening, because the ego gets in the way. - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. - FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/?hl=en Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia

Jul 2018

45 min

“If I think back about every conversation I’ve had with HR people and they say to me that, “We only hire culture fit,” then I would like to challenge that. If you only hire culture fit, do you usually hire people who are just like you? And if you hire people who are just like you, it’s really great to find agreeable people, but does that take your business further? Watch all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 Karoli is a TEDx speaker and founder of Jobbatical – a marketplace for international career adventures. She founded her first company at the age of sixteen (officially becoming the youngest inventor of Estonia). Karoli successfully lead the launch of seven television channels in Northern Europe (including National Geographic Channels, MTV, and Fox entertainment). She was named one of the 20 most promising young entrepreneurs under 25 in Europe by the prestigious international business magazine BusinessWeek and one of 50 Most Influential Women in Tech of Europe in 2016 by EU-Startups. [00:01:24] I actually became an entrepreneur when I was 16, from a student company. I grew out my first company. I became the youngest inventor in my country. It was a very inspiring experience, realising that as a 16-year-old, you can invent something that will change people’s lives and you don’t have to have a PhD to do that, but you can be a simple girl. [00:11:20] Karoli: Our headquarters is in Tallinn, Estonia, where we have people, now I think it’s 42 people from 19 nationalities. They all came through Jobbatical, or most of them came through Jobbatical and they flew in to build our vision. So, I think that’s really inspiring, and I think that’s where the world will be. Like your career shouldn’t be defined by where you were accidently born and live, but maybe for the best team, you have to circle the world and then you get there. [00:18:30] After several discussions around this topic, the Estonian Ministry turned to us to help to figure our the digital nomad visa. So, their plan is to get it launched. Basically, make it effective from the beginning of next year and basically, we are together, putting together the criteria. But the idea of that is that basically you can be a freelancer, a contractor, servicing different kinds of clients. You can be an entrepreneur who has a small agency and working as a freelancer. Location independent. Basically, then initially, the visa will be one year and the goal for Estonia is that those people would actually want to stay there and make it a very easy transition if they want to stay there later to get either a work permit or to extend the digital nomad visa, but that visa would also give access to Schengen, but with a limitation of 90 days then. [00:33:28] Karoli: So, I think the future of work, in that sense, will be much more global and so attracting people will be, like a big thing that the countries will have to start focusing on. That means, also, again we were talking about user experience and I think the countries will definitely have to start thinking about the user experience of a country, because if you create barriers, I mean, look at America right now, we have seen the decline of international interest, even to go and travel there, not talking about studying, which has dropped enormously. So, if you create barriers or fear, that will mean that people won’t want to come here, so they will go somewhere else. - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. - Jobbatical- https://www.jobbatical.com - SUBSCRIBE - iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgpc3wRVbypvM9pzYeGvVBQ - FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/?hl=en Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/ Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia  

Jul 2018

40 min

“The one thing about freelancers, because you do everything yourself, means you are marketing yourself. If you're stuck in a project, most of the time your brain just focuses on what you're doing, and you forget about your networking, your marketing. So, in a sense, freelancers, as good as it sounds, you have your flexible hours, you'd be surprised to know that you actually sleep very little. In fact, you do a lot of work, sometimes more than people who are working in offices or have regular jobs.”   Watch all Freelance Creative Exchanges episodes here: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/tbIRwzBKL0o   Listen to the full episode on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2   Alex Oh, a film composer, producer, and pianist, with more than a decade of experience, is one of Singapore's most prolific and versatile film composer. His latest project is A Simple Wedding, a romantic comedy about a bride having cold feet at her wedding. In this episode we speak to Alex about his freelancing career, from starting out in Shanghai to establishing himself as a pioneer in the Singapore film industry and how he recently pursued further studies to become a better film composer. We discussed why it is important to set aside time and budget for music score in a film and the challenges of balancing our love of craft versus making a living.   - THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. - Alex Oh Website: https://www.alex-oh.com/ - SUBSCRIBE - iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/podcast/freelance-exchange/id1401167998?mt=2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgpc3wRVbypvM9pzYeGvVBQ   - FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/?hl=en Website: https://creativesatwork.asia/fce/   Have some questions, or want to be a guest on Freelance Creative Exchange Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia  

Jun 2018

46 min

For our pilot episode, we speak to Kevin Ou, Development / Executive Producer” of The Lumenere Group. An entrepreneur with the heart of a philanthropist, Kevin Ou is on a mission to create beauty and incredible change in the world. Kevin has transcended his vision as a Celebrity photographer to developing business ventures that expand boundaries and provide innovative progress around him. Kevin’s intuition for developing companies, lead to the birth of The Lumenere Group. Originally launched in Los Angeles, the agency quickly became Asia’s definitive Celebrity Marketing firm. Tapping on personal investments as an early investor of Cryptocurrency, Kevin lead the expansion of The Lumenere Group’s portfolio into Business Development of Blockchain (ICO) organizations. Freelance Exchange is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond. 5:50: If you are excited, you know what you can do and you’re just excited to apply it, then really, there are so many different outlets where you can apply yourself. So, it really just starts with that mindset. 9:23: Creativity can manifest itself in many different ways. Even in business, in terms of structuring different business deals, creativity and thinking outside of the box is very crucial as well. 12:44 “There are two types of photographers in this world,” and when I use photographers, they can be very interchangeable to designers, architects, any other positions. There are people that are very skilled, very talented, but without a business sense, no one knows who they are. Or, you could be a mediocre talent, but with a lot of business sense, and funny enough, these are the people that succeed. 14:44 You can either complain about it or you can figure out a way around it. I think the first step is to realise that all this is happening. If you refuse to believe that all of this happening and you keep on that same path, you’re not going to get anywhere. If you understand this and you can understand, then you can come up with that creative model on how to solve it. 17:48 So, really that value is what a lot of freelancers need to be focusing on. If they can figure out what value they can provide, figure out how they can benefit a company or help a company grow. 21:46 Forget about technology. Technology will always keep changing and there will always be a lot of competitors. But if you are very effective in what you do, instead of a viewer taking ten seconds to digest a message, if your shot if very clear, you know exactly, and that same message is told effectively in one second, they can tell it, that’s where your value comes from. 30:57 I think with photography, creating something out of nothing, and then having a final picture that you can show the world, I think that excites me. 32:09: There were so many different failures that have hit me along the way, but I think the drive and passion, you know what you want to make happen and you still keep going. 33:28 A lot of failures. The first clients happen after, let’s say 100 people turn you down, the 101st client that you get, that is your success. 33:42: I think a lot of the students that I meet nowadays, the younger generation, I think they kind of take things for granted and they think everything is kind of given to them. So, when they hit that little bump of failure, they kind of give up. So, I think that is a mindset that you have to kind of get over. 36:49 If I disappear, no one’s going to miss me. But if I can create something bigger, that impacts a lot of people, so let’s say if I go at least I had value or a mark I made on this world. That is what keeps me driving. 38:54 Don’t give up, because failure is imminent, you will always hit failure, Success is the enthusiasm to hit every challenge without losing any enthusiasm. So, to me, if you can do that, that will eventually lead to success. 42:15 Ask outrageously. I think a lot of people are very scared to ask for favours or ask for certain things and once again, there’s a lot of different stories. 44:12 Don’t be too comfortable in where you are at, because, I mean, more than ever, technology, your base skillset is always growing. 45:27 Take action despite fear. - KEVIN OU - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevinou/ - SUBSCRIBE - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgpc3wRVbypvM9pzYeGvVBQ - FOLLOW US - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativesatworkasia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativesatwork/?hl=en Have some questions, or want to be a quest on Freelance Podcast? Reach out to us at contact@creativesatwork.asia.

Jun 2018

46 min

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