Remote Work Story of Lucy Pagan who moved to Full Time Remote

Remote Work Stories
8 August, 2021
Lucy Pagan

Key Highlights

  • Lucy Pagan did freelancing for several years before transitioning to full-time remote.
  • Lucy Pagan is a Senior Instructional Designer at Medable Inc.
  • Remote work helps Lucy Pagan to manage work-life balance very well.

Can you please introduce yourself?

My name is Lucy Pagan and I am a Senior Instructional Designer and Digital Creative. I hold a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology from Full Sail University, as well as a Bachelor's in Management from Mercy College.

What company do you work for? Are you a freelancer or Digital Nomad?

Medable Inc.

How did you start with a remote work journey?

I began freelancing while working a traditional brick and mortar role several years back. Eventually, I made the transition to go fully remote and I have not looked back since.

What do you think are the main benefits of working remotely?

More productivity. I find I am much more productive and creative working remotely. Additionally, I no longer feel torn between my home life and my work life. Also, being able to connect globally provides more opportunities for professional success.

Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?

Some people may feel disconnected from the world at large and they prefer the in person connection. However, for me personally,  I never feel isolated. I am consistent in communication with my team and network.

Discover Remote Jobs and Get Hired Today To Work Remotely

From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favourite countries or cities to work from?

The US and a few Caribbean islands.

From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, co-working spaces, coffee shops, or others?

Home office, shaded outdoor seating.

What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?


What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience!

It can be challenging to manage meetings where everyone is in a different time zone. Flexibility is key.

What tools do you use to improve productivity and manage work efficiently?

I like to keep it simple. I use google calendar, slack, and my notepad.

What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely?

Do not get caught up in thinking you need a "perfect space" to work. A good computer, headphones, and internet are all you need to get started. You will find what works best for your needs over time.

Instructional Designer Learning Experience Designer eLearning Developer
Instructional Designer Learning Experience Designer eLearning Developer

LinkedIn Profile URL:

Keywords: remote work success stories, live remotely, tips working remotely, work from home tips, working from home tips for success, wfh tips, work from home productivity tips

View all remote work stories
Get exclusive remote work stories and fresh remote jobs, weekly 👇
Onkar By: Onkar