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Hi there, I'm Lovelli Ariesti Fuad, a full-stack freelancer.

Some of my favourite tools are post-its, pens, pencils, thick lined journals, iPads, desktops, and headphones. I like to have things in threes, and I’m good with my hands. Let's build something great together! Or, you can read more about my life.

Where am I?

I currently work, study, and play online. So technically, I could say I'm all over the web. But it wasn't always like that.

I was born in Riau, a province in the eastern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. I lived in a secluded city, where there was only one theater for an entire neighborhood! There was no internet 'till my college years. So my internet journey only really took off in 2013, when I started taking my freelancing online—roughly 30 years after migrating to Jakarta.

I hold a bachelor's in liberal arts from the faculty of humanities at a state uni here, where I had a short-lived academic career.

At this point in my timeline, I firmly believe that both work and labor are a natural part of a balanced life. I take conscious measures to balance and re-balance mine. A large portion of my time is spent calibrating myself: acquiring digital skills, learning languages, testing things, coding, attempting to make things work.

And so, I've dipped my toes into the entangled world of digital humanities.

I web, therefore I am

I work remotely from Indonesia as a full-stack freelancer—not to be confused with a full-stack developer. This is just to say that instead of focusing on only one limited function, I leverage digital technologies and online platforms to manage a regimen of income streams.

I explore, learn, and grow. I question, challenge, and create. I educate.

I'd like to share with you my top digital skills, tips, and tricks to survive the age of the internet, lessons learned from the everyday programming that I normally do. A little bit of everything. From making sense of open data to navigating the social media blogging scene to ordering takeouts.

But today's blogging environment is changing and good content is already not enough. It is as important to build and grow an audience who love to read and share the content we create. So if anything on here helped you or inspired you, please share it, give it a like, and leave a comment or feedback, so that I can continue to provide relevant and useful content.

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Experience


  • ’02: Recruited as assistant lecturer, UI
  • ’03: Graduated, lectured in the humanities
  • ’04 – ’06: Managed the marketing for the center for language studies, became a certified teacher of English as a foreign language, and a language test admin
  • ’06 – ’07: Assisted at the center for health research, UI
  • ’07 – ‘08: Left to learn print journalism
  • ’08 – ‘09: Launched a radio show
  • ’10: End of radio dj-ing
  • '11 - '12: Interpreting and translation intensive
  • ’13: Started coding
  • ’14 – ’15: Studied data science
  • ’16: Took up web dev & UX (manual testing)
  • '17: Adopted 4 kittens
  • '19: Launched first Gig on Fiverr

Milk and IT Cookies @Christmas

Connect with me?


Of course you should, but please read my frequently asked questions first.

I've been very keen on connecting and collaborating with others. Hence, if you're thinking of inviting me for a collaboration, thank you for thinking of me. Working together with fellow creatives is a super rare opportunity! You might want to check out my work-with-me page to get an idea of how it will look like.

The best way to reach me on Finger Tip-Top is by using the contact form. Leave your phone number if you need me to return your call.

Social Media

Like it or not, we are already living the web 2.0 life. You'll find me on social media, and here are my handles.

Facebook: @lovelli.fuad

Facebook owns Facebook, and Instagram, and Whatsapp, and Oculus VR. Yes, I am on Facebook, but please do not ask me where my data product is.

Twitter: @lovellifuad

Yeah, at times it may seem like magic, but Twitter didn't pop out of a wormhole (or did it?). It's a popular social media and digital news platform with millions of users. A great starting point for creators, especially if you need to watch protests in real-time, comment on sports and TV shows as they air, or tell leaders and politicians in real life what you think.

Instagram: @lovellifuad

People go to Instagram to look at photos and videos mainly, and then to research products or services before buying anything—especially if the product is food. You can find me on Instagram, and you can certainly message me about my works. It is a great place to showcase one's visual creation and to participate in creative challenges.

Pinterest: @lovellifuad

Pinterest is basically an idea tracker. It's a place to hold all your ideas, including but not limited to accepted ones, rejected ones, validated ones, raw ones, secret ones, interesting ones. I do collaborations and accept invitations to pin to interesting group projects occasionally.

YouTube: @lovellifuad

One definition of social media is a platform that allows people to connect. Many need more than just words and photos to build a meaningful connection. If you require your people connections and values to not be hidden, YouTube works well. It helps make the connections between people visible.