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Zoe Waldron

March 30, 2015

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Meet Mary Beth Eroen from Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California! After studying music therapy at Chapman University, she moved to Long Beach where she now works at an art based day program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I basically get paid to hang out and make music all day.” She also records videos with her students, which you can check out here!

When Mary Beth isn’t working or pinning, she can be found in the water in a floatie with a glass of sangria in her hand, baking, at a concert, or doing needlework. Her love for DIY, fashion, beautiful people, and beautiful things has earned her over 817k Pinterest followers!

 

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

Less than a month after Pinterest launched, my roommate told me about the site, explaining it as a ‘virtual corkboard for pretty things from the internet.’ I am a bit of a social media junkie, and I liked the idea of gathering the most beautiful, inspiring, silly, and useful things from all corners of the web and organizing them to my liking. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 23, 2015

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Meet Christy Denney from sunny South Florida! She’s the blogger behind the book and food blog The Girl Who Ate Everything. She graduated in computer science from BYU where she met her husband, who plays for the Miami Dolphins. They now have 5 kids, 3 boys and 2 girls.

When she’s not blogging or pinning, Christy can be found with her family. “I really believe in being present in whatever you are doing so all of my work waits until the kids are in bed.” Christy’s passion for cooking, blogging, family, and DIY has earned her over 135k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I was one of the first pioneers on Pinterest. I remember when there were so few pins that scrolling wasn’t even possible because there weren’t enough pins to fill the page. I initially thought Pinterest was a fad that wouldn’t stick and look at it now!

Why do you like Pinterest?

I’m a visual person. I get lost in long text so viewing ideas are perfect for my brain. Pinterest ignites creativity and pools the best of the brains from around the world.

You have gained over 135k Pinterest followers! That’s so cool! What makes your Pinterest unique?

I think a lot of people pin what they think people will like. I just pin what I truly want to make and what makes me drool. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 16, 2015

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Meet Elizabeth Yong from Melbourne, Australia. She studied visual art and philosophy in school and later went back to train as a textile designer. Elizabeth started the clothing label Primoeza in 2009, which she named after her two cats at the time. “It’s a small label with a simple, understated aesthetic and everything is handmade (by me) or produced locally in small runs.”  She has customers from all over the world, many of which she considers to be good friends. She also works in the shop and gallery Mr. Kitly, which is stocked with beautiful, interesting pieces from all over the world. “…it’s a great place to spend time in – it almost feels like the hub for Melbourne’s design community.”

When Elizabeth isn’t working or on Pinterest, she can be found doing things like walking in the park in the middle of the weekday when there’s no one else about. “I balance out my work and solitude with sharing a nice meal and wine with friends, which I enjoy equally as much.” Elizabeth’s passion for fashion, design, art, textiles, and photography has earned her over 3.6 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

It feels like another lifetime ago when an online friend in Brooklyn sent me an invite to join Pinterest. I remember being quite perplexed by the whole thing at the start because I was a die hard scrapbook/visual diarist but after trying it out I became hooked, especially since I was looking increasingly for inspiration online and it also meant I didn’t have to tear pages out of my magazines, which always felt quite sacrilegious! I now use Pinterest largely as part of my research process and to tag things I want to remember and go back to. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 9, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Whitney Taylor from West Fargo, North Dakota! She’s a mom of three and is passionate about painting. Whitney met her husband 10 years ago in college, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio arts with an emphasis in painting. The two have lived in Utah, Colorado, and now North Dakota together. “We will eventually move again and again, because we like living in new places and meeting new people. We love not knowing where we will be next or what will take us there.”

When Whitney isn’t on Pinterest, she can be found raising her three kids, painting, or painting with her kids. Last year my five year old and I started doing a collaborative series of paintings together. Children have such a natural intuition with art that I find very inspiring.” Whitney also loves being outdoors, when the weather allows. Her passion for family, art, photography, design and decor has earned her over 355k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I was the first of my family and friends to have a Pinterest account, back when it was a new thing. I mainly started so I could bookmark art that I found inspirational.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love being able to bookmark things that inspire me and having that online scrapbook to turn to whenever I’m in a creative rut. I love the ideas and creativity that come from Pinterest. It’s such an awesome way to be inspired and to inspire. I also really enjoy curating. It’s enjoyable to sort through inspiration found on the web. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 2, 2015

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Meet Celine Navarro from Montpellier, in the south of France. She works in scrapbooking, her dream job, and teaches DIY workshops all over the world. She also blogs – in both French and English. Travel is another one of her passions. Celine has been to over 35 countries and 5 continents. She got married last August and she and her husband have two cats, Elvis and June.

When she’s not working or on Pinterest, Celine can be found knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, journaling, reading, cooking or taking photographs. Celine’s love for scrapbooking, travel, fashion and DIY has earned her over 166k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I joined Pinterest back in spring 2011. Yes, that long ago! I remember hearing about Pinterest online, then I checked the website, it was by invitation-only and it took months before I actually got an account. It was like the Holy Grail when I got the email! I wanted a place where I could make some kind of visual storyboard of inspirations.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I’m a visual and creative person. Pinterest gathers everything I love in one place, from travel to food,  memory keeping to fashion, and DIY to tattoos. Career-wise, Pinterest is the number one tool to grow your business and popularity on social media.

You have gained over 166k Pinterest followers! That’s amazing! What makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

February 23, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Megan Gilger from Raleigh, North Carolina. Megan and her husband Mike work together to produce the The Fresh Exchange. “Mike loves taking photos, I love creating videos, we love to travel, and we love to be inspired together it has meshed into our personal project of The Fresh Exchange for over 5 years now.” As a ‘husband and wife creative team’ behind their brand building studio Wild Measure, they work together to help brands from all over the world build full brand experiences.

They moved to Raleigh only a year ago from Traverse City, northern Michigan near where Megan grew up. They live with their two dogs, Tucker a Cavalier King Charles and Nellie a Golden Retriever. When Megan isn’t working or on Pinterest she can be found working out, planning wholesome meals, cooking, or gardening. Megan’s passion for travel, blogging, the outdoors, brand design, and fashion has earned her over 766k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I began pretty early on. I remember having to ask for an invite and waiting weeks for it. I was so excited to begin using the platform because I loved that I could store all the things that inspired me in one place. A friend told me I would love it and the moment I saw how it worked I was sold. Since then it has been a complete love affair. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

February 16, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Helena Casanovas from Barcelona, Spain. She’s the blogger behind Petit & Small, which is devoted to kids’ design: interior, fashion, crafts and toys. “If you look for inspiration to create your own child’s room, the coolest toy or a craft to spend the weekend working with, you will find it all here.” She also regularly collaborates with the kids’ fashion brand lötiekids and considers herself a social anthropologist. For fun, Helena is a devoted reader. “I have a big library at home with novels, art books, essays…”

When Helena isn’t working, blogging or on Pinterest, she can be found traveling, reading, discovering new places, going out to dinner with friends, or spending as much time as she can with her family. Helena’s passion for design, kids, travel, decor, and style has earned her over 442k Pinterest followers!


When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

It all began in 2010, when it was still necessary to get an invitation to have access to Pinterest. I gathered a lot of information about decoration, kids’ design, links to interesting blogs, etc… and Pinterest was the perfect tool to catalog my inspirations. I am a curious person and I have always enjoyed learning, being immersed in the news & trends, and jumping from subject to subject and link through link, so Pinterest was a big discovery! It not only allows me to organize and keep all this information, but it was the perfect place to find unlimited ideas and to get great inspiration – all while having a great time. It’s fun! Joining Pinterest also gave me the opportunity to discover great artist creations and interesting designers, and to be in contact with people from all over the world, or even with people from my own city/country, whom I did not know before. There is no distance or borders with Pinterest! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

February 10, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Mari Richards from St. Paul, Minnesota! Mari is the blogger behind Small for Big, the creator of the printables website Smallful, and works as a freelance toy and product designer. Mari has a BA in Studio Art, a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, and an MFA in Visual Studies.

“I spent 12 years working full-time as a senior toy designer, with over 30 industry designs and 400 products brought to market, before I figured out I’m happier working for myself.”

When Mari isn’t working or on Pinterest, she can be found at family movie night, reading, playing the piano, napping, researching for her websites, or making just about anything – especially with her 6-year-old daughter Wren. Mari’s passion for DIY & crafts, family, blogging, decor, and fashion has earned her over 349k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I started using Pinterest in the very early days – when it was still in beta. I’m a bit of a hoarder in all aspects of my life. The ability to make my vast and unorganized list of bookmarks more visual had me hooked immediately! I’m such a visual person, browsing images instead of links is much easier.

Why do you like Pinterest?

Though I love to read, I really do understand things visually first. As a designer/artist, it’s the best way for me to search for new ideas, inspiration, shopping, style. So Pinterest suits my process perfectly. I go to Pinterest before I go to Google! It’s also become a great tool to show clients what I’m capable of, and what my style looks like.

You have gained over 349k Pinterest followers! That’s truly amazing! What makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

February 2, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Adela Keen from London, UK. She’s originally from Prague, Czech Republic but has lived in London for nearly 15 years. She trained as a product designer, worked as a retail architect, and now teaches yoga. She lives with her rescue kitty Poppy and shares that her life at the moment mostly revolves around yoga, travel, and photography. Adela is the blogger behind Serendipity Loves.

When Adela’s not doing her daily yoga or pinning she can be found taking photos wherever she is. “…mainly with my iPhone but occasionally use my trusted Lumix LX7.” She’s always trying to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee or dinner and loves some ‘me time’ snuggled up at home. Her passion for healthy living, yoga, nature, beauty, and design has earned her over 2.7 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I think it was in 2011 when you still needed to get invited to join. I am a visual person, I come from a design background and I always struggled to keep my inspiration material clearly and well organised… Pinterest was the perfect solution!

Why do you like Pinterest?

It’s a seemingly infinite well of visual inspiration where I can be both surprised and also easily find and access specifically what I am looking for.

You have gained over 2.7M Pinterest followers! That is so awesome! What makes your Pinterest unique?

I know, right! I am still amazed by the size of my following… I can only assume that it’s my own unique blend and sense of aesthetics that makes my Pinterest what it is. It comes from the heart, I don’t think about it much. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

January 26, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Claudio Boguma from São Paulo, Brazil. Claudio is a graphic designer who’s passionate about movies and comic books and dreams of working with illustration and animation soon.

When Claudio isn’t working or pinning, he can be found reading books and magazines of all kinds, especially those that are design and art related. “I’m a huge fan of comic books and nerdy stuff too… One of my favorite hobbies is cosplaying with my friends in fan conventions.” Claudio’s passion for design, animation, comic books, movies, advertising, and architecture has earned him over 1.6 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I’ve been a Pinterest user for almost two years, I think. When I first joined I was immediately hooked by so many beautiful and unusual images. It’s really inspiring and gives me a lot of fun and professional resources too.

First photo credit: Willian Dobler Mendes / Otaku Company

Why do you like Pinterest?

On Pinterest I can find beautiful, inspiring, unique images that stimulate my imagination at any given time. It makes me feel good and helps me to see beauty in unexpected places. I learn so much every time I get on. It helps me to be a better creative professional.

You have gained over 1.6 M Pinterest followers! That is so awesome! What makes your Pinterest unique?

I think many of the images I share have a kind of unusual, unexpected, not-so-obvious view of some subjects that I really enjoy. Maybe that quality gets people’s attention in a way that images that are only ‘beautiful,’ don’t. (more…)

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