Art junkie, Sea lover, Spiritual Soul, Growth Seeker & Tech enthusiast.
“As I grow through love, so grows my joy. Ever more present, ever more constant.”
I have always been a creative for as long as I can remember, passionate about many things; Painting, reading, photography, playing the guitar, picking up any skill I could. I wanted to do everything.
I grew up being the 'artist' in the family, regularly experimenting with projects any chance I could - growing my love for problem-solving and creative brainstorming. I was also always highly sensitive to my surroundings - in sound, sight, taste, smell and touch. My hyperattention to detail in observing my surroundings allowed me to imitate realistic-like images on my canvas.
Overtime, I would choose more and more difficult subjects to draw, and more complicated projects to create - pushing the limit of my abilities. This led me to experiment with more challenging things, like creating life-like images with the Adobe Illustrator Mesh Tool, Digital Art, App-making and eventually, coding.
I graduated college with an Associate's Degree (Malaysian Diploma) in Graphic Design in 2015, and went on to work with Breeze Magazine in Kota Kinabalu, where I got to explore the social side of Sabah and had the chance to meet several notable figures - including Bobby Taylor (Founder & Mentor of The Jackson 5)! I then also worked with event companies (Lumiere Creativo, VM Creative Consultants) in Kuching, Sarawak - being involved with events in Empowerment and Innovation for the Youth.
About 3 years later, I suffered a complicated pneumonia (and a lung collapse) where I was bedridden and in-and-out of the hospital for about 6-8 months. I'm pretty sure I lost my mind. I had to re-train my body to do normal everyday things again; walk, eat without assistance etc. I couldn't work, make art, do anything. This period made me greatly appreciate just being able to get out of bed every morning. By the Grace of God, I healed well.
After a-year-and-a-half-long recovery (and flight trips my doctor told me I could never take again!), I took on the challenge to work independently - helping creators, small businesses and corporate agencies bring their creative ideas to life, alongside my own entrepreneurships and more personal projects.
In 2020, when the pandemic hit the globe, I learned how to code - earning myself a Front-End Web Development Techdegree certificate from Treehouse, and experience in moderating & guiding other students as a Slack Champ Moderator while I studied. This was where my journey transitioning into a Front-End Developer began, and I'm still incredibly in awe with the world of possibilities web development has opened me up to.