Steven Tan

Coming from a multimedia, software development and design background, I have spent the last 15 years in the web industry creating sites and applications for education, e-commerce and connected sensors. I enjoy crafting good and useful digital products, focusing on the interface, interaction and experience of using them. I will enjoy working with like-minded clients who understands the value of good design and the collaborative process of getting there.

my core skills

UI

UX

JavaScript

CSS

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

Best thing is I am still doing work that I enjoy.

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

Usually the first 3-4 days are intense work and 1-2 days of admin/prep/learning.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

I will do at least 5 hours in a co-working space at the Commons (Collingwood) which is airy and bright. All I need there is a laptop (keyboard, trackpad) and a notebook which I scribble my thinking on, and some music in my ears to help me focus. Home office is never tidy enough (gadget addict). 😉 But it has a door and a HomePod.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

The experiences I had designing and developing for different industries over the years. Also as both a designer and developer, I can provide solutions that can actually be done well within the project timeframe.

What are the tools of your trade?

Hardware: Macs (Macbook Pro atm), iPhone X, iPad Pro. Good pens and notebooks. Software: VS Code, Sketch, Bear (note-taking), Linea (iPad sketching), Things/Trello (for personal and project management), Calendar.... and more.

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

Yes. We catch up once every couple of weeks to work through project scope and then the rest is all done via Slack for daily comms.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

That my time is actually flexible.

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