Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-Mahatma Gandhi

I’m a firm believer of the growth mindset, that if you put in the hard work and time, you can become good at something.

That’s how I ended up speaking four languages (English, Mandarin, German and  some Spanish). That’s how I picked up Photoshop and ended up doing freelance design work. That’s how I started writing about entrepreneurs even though I had no prior journalism experience but just wanted to learn from them. That’s how I started learning how to code and pick up HTML, CSS, Javascript, ROR by myself and ended up teaching others.


Design has a special place in my heart. I enjoy pushing pixels and have worked on a few freelance mobile apps and web projects. You can click on the image and check out my portfolio on

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The written word is one of the most powerful mediums in the world. Writing is my first love. I’ve found it hard to distance myself from it. I tend to write about my travels, entrepreneurs I’ve met and designing for the web. Articles I’ve written have appeared on Tech in Asia, Vulcan Post, Yahoo Singapore and

Here are some of my personal favourites.


Looking back on a year of travel around the world

How To Start Saving For Your Own Round-The-World Trip Or Just About Anything


Now Showing: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Into The Real Time Web

Build a minimum viable product, then test it at a coffee shop

Social Enterprise 101: Five lessons from an experienced social entrepreneur


Web design for beginners: a crash course in appealing to the brain, eyes and heart

If I can help you with your business, be it writing or designing, please feel free to connect with me at joycehliting[at]gmail[dot]com or tweet me @joycehliting