What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?
Creative Community means to our platform that the people who share the same renaissance as we do for San Francisco can come under one umbrella, share, discuss, and challenge each other's ideas. Our team of editors, contributors, and freelancers seek to expose the true San Francisco we all fell in love with at some point in time.
What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?
Our big break has a small magazine was putting our magazine in stores. We have to thank Fadi and his lovely shop, Smoke Signals Bookstore for being the first interested shop in carrying our first printed magazine. From their, we sold out in the first month.
What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?
My Bob Cut Mag tote always has a notebook for jotting ideas down, a pack of business cards, usually a stray receipt, the magazine I'm currently reading and a copy of the Bob Cut Mag.
Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession:
My top three tips would be, intern as much as you can. Always being willing to do other people's job when called to it. And find a mentor who see's the potential in you, their opinion makes the world of difference.
What are some of your favorite places/books/blogs/websites for inspiration?
Our team looks to local magazines such as 7x7, SOMA, SF Magazine, Dwell, and other international platforms such as Refinery29, Intothegloss, and urbanlike.
What would be your DREAM ASSIGNMENT?
We would love to photograph & interview the band Haim for the cover of any of our issues. Such a dream of ours.
Who are the people that have been instrumental in your success as a creative professional?
The editors at 7x7 — I interned there while I was still a student and they really taught me a whole lot of useful skill sets that I didn't learn in school. Completely grateful to Sarah Media, Chloe Hennen, and Natalie Wages.
What would be your Networking Do's & Dont's.?
A networking do is to acknowledge the awkwardness of having to network. For myself, I'll walk up to a group of people and just politely say, "Hi — I don't know anyone here but I would love to have a chat with you all about tonight." Completely boot the pandering game of natural conversation and just jump into the pool head first.
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