Topcoder for me is a Design community that lets me help clients to achieve their goal in design.
Being freelancer might not be 'the greatest career accomplishment' but I really enjoy it and hopefully will develop myself on this field in later years.
I love taking pictures and collecting camera. I usually do my photography hobby if i got spare time. I also love making film.
Work hard, Never give up. But most important is that to always read the brief carefully. (and ask question if you have in mind via Topcoder Copilot)
Mostly I design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as graphic designer. I've been doing freelance for a few years now and at that time I accidentally found Topcoder site while searching. I decided to register on the site. My first impression is that the website is simple and has 'community' feel to it.
I keep track of the contests that interest me on Topcoder. Then, fortunately after competing on several contests, my first win was on an 'iPhone application icon design' contest. Then I start designing on other contest for Topcoder.
After more than a year, I love it more than any other design community site that I have been to, and I'm hoping to continue doing design on Topcoder in the future.