FEATURING: Jenna Teeson
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?
Inspiration! I am so inspired by the work that my fellow creatives are churning out. I work closely with artists, designers, art directors, creative directors, art producers, stylists...and they each inspire me in different ways. I'm lucky to work as a liaison between these folks to help make creative concepts come to fruition.
How did you discover your creativity?
I was never very good at math...but early on was obsessed with visual storytelling, photographing everything and anyone I could.
Name the biggest challenge you have had in growing your business. How did you solve it?
I miss some of the resources that come with working for a big company, especially an IT Dept and Human Resources. Coding a website and understanding the intricacies of insurance policies are not things I am good at or particularly enjoy. I've learned to outsource tasks like this and spend time on the things that I am good at, things that I can do to grow my business.
What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?
A photo editing internship at National Geographic, during college, was immensely inspirational and it was then that I realized my passion for working alongside photographers.
What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?
I never go anywhere without my laptop...or my Trish McEvoy lipgloss and of course promo cards for each of my artists. Oh, and, there's always a handful of Legos rattling around in there; I have two young kids.
Who are you following right now on Instagram for inspiration and why?
The three photographer's I represent, of course! I love how each of their feeds are so perfectly indicative of who they are as artists and that inspires me when I'm out selling their work. Did you know that more than 19,000 other people follow Susan Seubert?! You can find them at @kteig @susanseubert @davidbutler_photography
What is your MOTTO in life?
I saw this recently and think they are words to live by..."Stay humble. Hustle hard."
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I make my husband do all of the accounting for my business. Thanks, honey!
What do your parents think you do?
I think my parents (finally) have it figured out but my 6 year old daughter is another story. She recently said "I think you probably take pictures of the people who work for you." Huh?
What would be your Networking Do's & Dont's?
Remember names and faces. There's nothing worse than that moment someone introduces themselves to you for the second (or third!) time. Remember, people love to talk about themselves. Be kind and respectful to everyone you meet. You never know who might be in the position to become your next client.
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