It’s been awhile since I shared the group members who work behind the screens with me at The Small Issues. I launched you to them awhile again, and wished to share a bit extra about what they do right here, in addition to congratulate Taylor on turning into an worker with a brand new function!
Amanda began working for The Small Issues within the Spring of 2019. She was employed as an assistant, however was promoted the Inventive Operations Director on 2021. She is concerned with practically each shifting a part of the enterprise, handles many of the communication between my supervisor, manufacturers, and different companies. Past the skilled expertise and abilities she brings to this function, she’s additionally only a pleasure to be round! The road between me as “Kate Bryan” and me as “K8_smallthings” is skinny, and Amanda understands that and helps that so properly.
I requested Amanda to share a bit about what she does in her function as Inventive Operations Director, and here’s what she shared:
-I’m behind the entire operations of the Small Issues enterprise and over all of the touchpoints of the model’s weblog and social media, working with each natural and sponsored content material.
-I’m in control of the calendar and organizing the main points of what we need to see occur every month.
-I work with Kate’s expertise company in LA/NYC to solidify contracting with dream manufacturers.
-I talk with The Small Issues neighborhood and hopefully am useful in answering your questions and passing alongside nice content material concepts from you on to Kate.
-I edit Kate’s weblog posts for readability and grammar in addition to hyperlink posts to make it simpler so that you can discover the gadgets she references.
-I arrange photograph and video shoots and am obtainable throughout them for any wants which will come up, together with wrangling Grits. He loves me.
-I pull insights and work with the analytics of the enterprise.
-I be certain Kate has all the pieces she wants when creating sponsored content material together with any authorized or logistical concerns. And when content material is accepted, I be certain she has the entire info she must submit.
-I assist brainstorm content material concepts and assist Kate work by her ideas to assist nice concepts come to fruition.
-I handle Taylor, our pretty and gifted Inventive Assistant.
-I make a imply lunch order for our group and love getting us all collectively for enjoyable nights out!
And like I discussed earlier, Taylor was initially our graphic designer who labored as an unbiased contractor that began within the late summer time of 2018. In January of this 12 months, I shared that I used to be seeking to rent, and we realized of some shifts in Taylor’s life that meant she could be obtainable for an even bigger place! We have been thrilled to regulate that function to suit Taylor’s abilities, and he or she was introduced on as an worker! Taylor remains to be making all of the collages, and every other graphic/digital artwork for the positioning and socials, in addition to aiding in components of content material creation! She’s such a constructive, onerous employee and has completely match this place that serves each Amanda and I so properly.
I requested Taylor to share a bit extra about her function as Graphic Designer and Content material Assistant at The Small Issues, and here’s what she typed up:
-I create on-brand graphics which can be shared throughout numerous platforms such because the weblog, LikeToKnow.It, and Instagram tales
-I’m accountable for creating, posting, and linking the weekly ICYMI sequence
-I assist handle The Small Issues Weblog Fb web page by responding to messages, answering questions and scheduling content material
-I help in scheduling LikeToKnow.It posts and linking merchandise
-I replace hyperlinks of things which can be out of inventory or unavailable as wanted on the weblog
-I pull earlier content material from the weblog to share throughout Instagram tales and Fb
-I analyze Pinterest insights and create pins for the Small Issues accordingly
-I share style and sweetness gadgets within the hyperlinks + small issues month-to-month e-newsletter
Once I began this weblog in 2011, I didn’t have a roadmap of what the potential consequence might be. By no means in my life did I think about it turning into what it has, and I imply with all sincerity that it wouldn’t be the place it’s immediately with out the talents of Amanda, Taylor, and the considerate engagement of readers.
I might be remiss if I didn’t additionally point out the extremely gifted photographers and videographers I’ve labored with all through the previous 10 years as properly. Jordan Maunder has labored with me since 2013, and I’ve just lately had the pleasure of working with Joanna Sue Images as properly. Right here recently, I’ve labored with Large Canine Little Mattress on a handful of video tasks and am all the time amazed at how easy they make it look (after I know full properly it’s NOT easy to shoot/produce a video). In case you are ever in want of images or videography providers, I can not suggest these gifted folks sufficient.
pictures by Joanna Sue Images