Sales Have Ended
Sales Have Ended
That is the first thing that freelancers talk about when asked why they became a freelancer. Why work in an office when you can work from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and an Internet connection? While the benefits are many, the challenge is managing clients, money, time, copyrights and yourself.
Join us, for a one-day bootcamp to learn from seasoned professionals – Patrick Gan, Michael Ng, Faizah Rahim and Rukshan Perera, how to survive freelancing in the creative industries.
· Freelancing basics such as contracts and invoices,
· Managing yourself,
· Managing clients and projects,
· Understanding what it’s like managing freelancers from the client’s POV.
We will also have the first of it’s kind - portfolio sharing sessions and 1-to-1 portfolio clinics with mentors, to help develop your portfolio to best represent your skills set to potential clients.
Lastly, of course, we have networking – it’s not what you know, it's who you know :))
Speakers & Mentors
Patrick Gan, Black
Patrick Gan is an award-winning entrepreneur and the co-founder of BLACK. He has consulted for various multi-national brands, including Discovery, Ferrari, Heineken, IBM and many creative projects across the globe. He collaborated with W Architects to develop the famous Peranakan Museum in Singapore. He sits on the advisory committee for the Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Design. He pioneered the “Creative Enterprise” classes for design students and has been invited by organisations such as SPRING Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Innovation in Australia to lecture on topics of creativity, branding and enterprise. He authored “36 Design Actions” that was published by the DesignSingapore Council and has been featured over various publications, press and television. He has also been a judge for various creative competitions, including the Promax Asia and Creative Circle awards. He is currently working on a new generation of technology and hopes to re-define the way people interact with outdoor advertising.
Michael Ng, Mindflyer ( 昵称 - "小人" )
Michael Ng aka Mindflyer (b. 1964) is a self-taught visual artist based in Singapore. Using the moniker "Mindflyer", he has been creating his art since 1989. His practice is embedded in concepts related to flight and escapism. Using a crazy mix of interesting aeronautical forms, bright colours, a mad dose of retro sci-fi and references to Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s "The Little Prince", he attempts to make everything "fly"! Some of his recent work includes commissioned artworks for the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board, Samsung, IBM, Starbucks, The Elephant Parade, Tangs, Starhub, Jetstar and Kalkitos. Besides painting, exhibiting his work, he is a founding member of the illustrator group OICsingapore (www.oicsingapore.com) where he is actively involved in engaging and challenging young illustrators.
Faizah Rahim, Machinest
Design director Fizah Rahim is a big advocate of personal work, and that is the reason why her partner Rezaliando and her launched collaborative partnership called Machineast in 2014. Machineast work has been featured in art and design publications as well as social media around the globe. Boasting a rich portfolio of innovative imagery, Machineast offers website visitors a masterclass in free-flowing 3D illustration, neon typography and strangely sensual ribbon artwork and it’s why big-name clients like Nike and Heineken are increasingly knocking on their door.
Born in 1983, Fizah Rahim grew up watching vibrant and dynamic animated title sequences and music videos which influence her colour palette in her designs today. Fizah has worked in well-known boutique motion graphic studios as an Art Director since 2006 before setting up her career path as a freelancer. Her clientele includes some of the world’s renown channels and brands such as IBM, Ubisoft, FOX Sports, HBO, BBC, Disney, TIME, Nickelodeon and MTV. Fizah has collected Promax/BDA World Gold Awards for Animax Pupil music video as well as Finalist for New York Festivals for her notable work on Astro Hitz Lightbulb.
In her free time, she enjoys hand-lettering, listening to slow jams and imagining different visual art that goes with it, and sipping a good latte.
Rukshan Perera, Director of Business Transformation and Operations for TBWA \ Group Singapore
A problem solver with over 17 years digital marketing and advertising experience, gained from leadership roles within agencies. The first decade spent in London, building digital capabilities across small, medium and large network agencies. The last few years have been spent in Singapore working with agencies helping them to restructure, stabilise and gear operations for the future.