I am Michael Vachmiel.
I am an Independent Mixed Media, Multimedia Artist and Assistant Producer. I am also a Massage Therapist.
The House of Vachmiel is my company. I am a freelancer as well.
I created my own company selling my aromatherapy products. Then I became a freelance massage therapist. Following those journeys, I explored acting, modeling, and public speaking. I am currently exploring freelance assistant producing.
Personal freedom of expression and the raw creativity of remote work can not be understated. When you are not confined in traditional group think methodology, you are able to quickly and professionally respond to challenges. You are able to adapt to situations quickly, such as implementing new technologies, with minimum cost and maximum speed.
Disadvantage depends on each individual or career. Fixability of chose may work well for artist, but not so much in where policies and procedure are in place to safeguard business interests. Also, having a core team and a home base for support can be an amazing asset to draw upon.
Los Angeles is amazing! Dallas and San Antonio are fun! So far my current travels have kept me in the States.
Coffee shops are a goto. Chill vibes, good music, and amazing coffee! I do a surprising amount of work out of restaurants and nightclubs, coordinating events, arranging vendor spaces, making sure events go off without issues.
I would love to incorporate more artist studios into the professional mix. You get a feel for the passion of a person when they are working on their art in their own space.
Communication in field is always a challenge. Sometimes the signal is just not there. Understanding the lay of the land is vital. Know where you coffee shops are, they offer free internet for customers. Batteries go out - invest in good car chargers. Cables vanish or break - always have a spare cable and wall charger.
I learned to split my daily planner and project planner into two different books. Not apps and voice recording apps for meetings are amazing. Google calendar is such a powerful tool.
Record your mileage daily. Enter your mileage and receipts weekly. Order your supplies and materials base off a weekly inventory count. Coming up short for production or getting buried in paperwork kills time, your most precious tool in remote working.
You have to treat remote work like work or you will fail. It nice to play your music in the background. It great to take your laptop to wine bar and have brunch with clients. Working from the beach in spring is amazing. It is still work with amazing benefits. Cherish that.
I am assistant producer to The Vampire Ball and Beauty Pageant in Galveston Texas.
Please share if you can. Public speaking on our projects at Comicpalooza in Houston Texas was an amazing experience. Dressing up as a vampire persona and speaking about subculture and projects we created while surrounded by so many enthusiastic people was amazing.
Another event took me to the Guadalupe River for a music festival where as a massage therapist I had the please of meeting some amazing people.
Michael's Website: https://www.thehousev.com/
Michael's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelvachmiel/
Michael's Twitter: https://twitter.com/VachmielVampire