Not Just A Hobby: How to Make a Living as a Creative


How do you take your following from awareness to conversion, and from ‘likes’ to sustainable livelihood based on your craft? Is it just about pure grit and the painstaking process of ‘ploughing the land’ - or is there a smarter way to hack the process? Hear first-hand from the Founder of CreativeAtWork Pte. Ltd. and the Managing Director of GRVTY Media on how to differentiate yourself to secure and grow your client base – whether you’re a full-time freelancer, one-man business owner, or doing it as a side gig.

Session 1:

You are Only as Good as Your Last Job: How to go from ‘Vendor’ to Creative Consultant

by Jayce Tham

In 30 mins, learn about:

  • Landing your first client: how to get the ball rolling when you have little or no brand name
  • Why you are only as good as your last job: How to build up your reputation and portfolio locally and globally
  • How to go from mere executor to creative consultant – maintaining artistic integrity while delivering on the job
  • Why end-to-end project management always pays off: How to deal differently with MNCs vs. SMEs vs. Start-Ups

Session 2:

Show Up Everyday: Why Defining Your Brand Story Can Take You From Zero To Hero

by Jacky Yap

In 30 mins, learn about:

  • Using trial & error through a methodological approach to validate your market’s needs and hone your craft accordingly
  • Why your narrative matters: How storytelling and the can set you apart
  • Picking your battles: Drilling down to your niche and delivering on the job
  • Why consistency is king: Analysing which content assets will gain traction for your target segment
  • Why word-of-mouth wins: Making clients your advocates and forging well-aligned partnerships

Our Speakers


Jayce is the Chief Businesswoman of CreativesAtWork Pte Ltd which was founded in September 2012. CreativesAtWork is a media agency that matches media freelancers to potential project owners and provide project management services to ensure that the project owners are able to have high-quality creative products. Jayce oversees the business development aspect of CreativesAtWork.


Jacky is the Managing Director of GRVTY Media, a fast growing youth driven media group headquartered in Singapore, with a regional office in Malaysia. GRVTY Media owns and operates media assets such as Vulcan Post, Discover Singapore, Millennials of Singapore, and more. GRVTY Media inspires millions across Southeast Asia through our editorial and video content, and also provides micro influencer services and creative content solutions to brands and clients across Southeast Asia.


Thu Aug 17, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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