About Dominic Ling Web Design

Summary

 

  • 10 years in this industry, will be here for at least the next 10 years
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  • Have a full time team providing support from Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm
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  • Starting a Web Design school to make this sustainable for the long haul. Come join us!
  • Timeline

     

    1999 – Learn html and css when I was 15 and amazed by the markup and publishing capability
     

    2000 – Started doing Web design for personal portfolio website
     

    2001 – Started doing Web design for mIRC channels
     

    2002 – Started doing Web design for school Taekwondo club
     

    2003 – Started doing Web design for school projects
     

    2004 – Started doing Web design for first paid client in Singapore
     

    2005 – Started doing Web design using Mambo, an early Open-Source Content Management System (CMS) for Nanyang Group, Okura, NYPGA, MedTech, Intellibiz, USGTF, BE-Global and Planet Buddy Web Hosting
     

    2006 – Started doing Web design for Army training wing on Mindef’s Intranet while serving 2 years of National Service in Singapore
     

    2007 – Started doing Web design using Joomla and WordPress CMS, and search engine optimization (SEO) for Scuba Diving and Transportation clients
     

    2008 – Started doing Web design for Ogilvy & Mather, OCBC Bank, Nokia, Asus, MOH, HPB, Sony, EDB and IBM
     

    2009 – Built 100 wordpress websites with a team over 2 years for Dive Travel and Equipment Distribution company
     

    2010 – UI/UX and Product Management for OneDiver, Dive Booking System in Singapore
     

    2011 – Program Manager for OneDiver Buddies, Dive Membership Program in Singapore
     

    2012 – Setup office in Philippines and hired, trained and managed 10 full-time web designer team for Jobsversity, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) back-office operations
     

    2013 – Product Manager for OneTransport, Limo Booking System in Singapore
     

    2014 – Started doing Web design for eCommerce website CartonBoxSupply.com
     

    2016 – Setup office in Malaysia and hired, trained and managed full-time web designers
     

    2017 – Started doing Web design for Cheng Hwa Scrap Aircon and Telimax Technology Pte Ltd
     

    2018 – Founder of Web Design School – providing Web design internships, courses and practical training in Malaysia
     

    Long Version

     

    In 1999, I started learning web design when I was 15 years old, coding html and css by hand on notepad and Internet Explorer.
     

    Having dabble full time in web design for the past 15 years, I have worked freelance, for small and large advertising agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather Redworks (LON: WPP), The Upper Story Isobar (TYO: 4324), Carbon Interactive and Tusitala, tech startups, and also started a few IT companies – some which have closed, rebrand or I have left.
     

    I am lucky to have great bosses, mentors, colleagues, investors, partners and clients who taught me many things about work, business and life along the way.
     

    From 2008 to 2013, I was sleeping in office for 5 years as there were many projects and I created additional time for work – 3,650 hours from 2 hours of daily commute time saved, and another 4,160 hours from weekends and public holidays distractions. I must have clocked my 10,000 hours in those 5 years. Mark Zuckerberg built the first version of Facebook in less than 2 weeks.
     

    Together with our current team and partners, we now run and manage about 10 sme companies of different size with a combine group revenue of SGD 5mm. I lead the Web Design company and Web Design scool.