Creative Co-Director + Project Planner / Blogger
I provide clients with creative partnership, project management, and one-on-one attention and support. Through my service, “Project: Podcast Launch,” I help creative professionals plan and launch podcasts that align with their business and brand. I’ll be rolling out other services in the near future, but this is what I’m focusing on at the moment. Along with my business, I host a podcast called Dear Creators, which is a weekly show that explores the theme of living a creative life.
WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
In college, I was the student who waited until the last minute to pick a major. I ended up graduating with a B.A. in Economics and a variety of media internships under my belt (e.g. copy-editing, social media marketing, graphic design, etc.), because I had trouble picking just one thing. So when I decided to pursue a career in media and entertainment, I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do in that field. Cue the so-called “quarter-life crisis.”
For my first job out of college, I worked at Viacom’s headquarters in New York City and scheduled commercials for Spike TV, CMT, and Comedy Central. After a little over a year of working there, I decided to leave my job and spend some time exploring my interests, traveling, and working on my own personal projects. Since then, I’ve taken numerous online courses and done a whole lot of soul-searching in between.
Over the past few months, I’ve worked really hard on my own online business and officially launched it on November 1, 2017. What I love about my business is that it allows me to merge my left and right brain, wear multiple hats, and be creative on my own terms. Through this opportunity, I want to help creatives move their projects off the back-burner and feel less overwhelmed. Ultimately, I want to help people share their stories and ideas.
FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?
Not everyone has the ability to be methodical and organized with their creative or artistic pursuits. I try to always have a clearly-defined purpose and a well thought-out plan for every project that I work on.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Right now, I’m focused on spreading the word about "Project: Podcast Launch" and recording the last few episodes of the first season of my podcast. I’m also creating content for my personal blog at amillionmusings.com, where I talk about travel, inspiration, creativity, and self-improvement. The aim of this blog is to inspire and connect with other multi-passionate creatives and to showcase a few of my own personal projects.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
For the most part, I would describe my style as clean, simple, and modern. Maybe a little playful? Not sure. I feel like it's always evolving!
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
I wish I could focus more on video production and audiovisual content creation. I’ve always been drawn to TV and film, so I would love for the opportunity to explore this interest a little further. Maybe I’ll find a way to incorporate video into my current business, who knows?
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
I’ve been frustrated by the administrative aspects of running my business, my podcast, and my blog all by myself. I like wearing multiple hats and being my own boss, but the downside is that I can’t work as quickly and as efficiently as I would like to. There aren’t enough hours in the day, and it would be nice to focus my attention on what matters most.
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
Hands down, social media. If someone could handle the marketing aspect of social media for me then that would make my day significantly easier and less frustrating. I would appreciate legal advice on running a business and would also considering hiring someone to edit my podcast episodes. Not now, but definitely in the future.
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
If I had to choose one specific time frame, I would probably go back to senior year of college and tell myself to stop hesitating and go after my dreams. I'd tell the younger me to create my own opportunities instead of waiting for them to show up at the door. It took me a while to figure this one out, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Side note: as long as the time machine doesn’t take me back to high school, I'm happy.
IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
I would love to gain more insight on the production side of traditional entertainment, since most of my work deals with digital media and online content creation. I would love to find a way to incorporate traditional media into my online business and have a good mix of both new and old.
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
At the moment, I would like to work with professionals one-on-one. I am looking for opportunities/projects that allow me to help others share their unique stories and ideas—be it through a podcast, a blog, a video, or any other digital platform.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
My ideal client is someone who is willing to hold their end of the bargain and be clear about what they’re looking for in a specific project. My ideal collaboration is with someone who takes the work seriously but doesn’t take herself too seriously. I’d love for the opportunity to bounce ideas off of each other and be able to create meaningful experiences for other people. Ideally, we would work together to tell moving or downright funny stories that allow people to get in touch with their humanity.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
Currently, the entire package for “Project: Podcast Launch” is $150. If you want to work with me on a project that is not detailed on my website, I will come up with a cost that’s based on the value of the project and the specifications of your proposal.
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
A hello email with details about your project or collaboration idea. Then perhaps we can follow that up with a Skype or phone call!
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Observe, learn, travel, reflect, sing, shower (it helps).
This member profile was originally published in November 2017.