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Zoe Waldron

April 27, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Sophie Kalmar from the beautiful village of Gams, Switzerland. She’s from Hungary originally. Sophie is trained as a biology and geography teacher! She’s also an avid hiker, photographer, and loves to take trips as often as possible. When Sophie’s not teaching or pinning, she can be found watching films, barbecuing with friends, reading or gardening. Sophie’s passion for photography, food, home decor, products, and travel has earned her over 4.2 million Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest in 2011 as far as I can remember. An acquaintance of mine at Facebook called my attention to Pinterest. I checked out the website and I was fascinated, so I started to collect pictures there.

Why do you like Pinterest?

Simply, everything that I like and that I’m interested in are all on Pinterest. It’s relaxing to me in my everyday life. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 20, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Astrid Campos from Torrance, California. She’s a designer and the founder of Aesthete Curator and Aesthete Journal. She has a terrier named Kip, her “comrade in crime,” and designs things for a living. When Astrid isn’t working or perusing the interweb, she works on some prints or posters, writes some poems, reads magazines and indulges in some sleuthing with a good cup of tea. Her passions for design, art, decor, photography and fashion has earned her over 1 million Pinterest followers!

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

I can’t remember if I got an invite, but joined in when Pinterest just started. I think it was still in beta and they were trying out their platform to few users at that time. I remember I very nearly deleted my account about five years ago, glad I kept it! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 14, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Pilar Blasco from Valencia, Spain, a city full of light, sun and art in the Mediterranean coast! She’s an artist and designer and enjoys being an influencer in the world of fashion and art, which she considers both a hobby and passion. She’s been married 30 years to Luis and they have two children, Marcos and Gloria. They love animals and have a lot of pets, including dogs, parakeets, turtles, hamsters, and a parrot named Dode that loves to squawk.

When Pilar isn’t pinning or working she likes to exercise in the morning when the city is just waking up and enjoys reading at night when silence takes over her home. She also loves to cook! Paella, stew, gazpacho, and tapas are their favorites. And she enjoys dancing to fun music. Pilar’s love for fashion, art, animals, food, and design has earned her over 1.6 million Pinterest followers!

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

Here in Spain, in 2009, Facebook and Twitter were very popular, but I did not really get into those social networks. When I discovered Pinterest I quickly knew that it was my site. I found the beauty of art, nature, fashion, and decoration. All things that I like were there. People shared with me and in turn I also could share my small finds with them! I felt so happy in completing my small collections of images. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 6, 2015

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Meet husband and wife co-pinners Ruslan and Olya originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. They just moved to beautiful Krakow, Poland with their daughters, Miroslava and Jaroslava. They are a very creative family. Ruslan loves design and photography. Olya likes everything related to crafting, food, and fashion! When they’re not working or pinning, they try to spend as much time as possible with their two daughters. Their love for everything from art and design to fashion and food has earned them over 481k Pinterest followers!

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

Like the most designers, I love to collect things that inspire me, such as cards, tags, labels, magazines, and books. Pinterest is a great place for me to collect images that inspire me. Olya didn’t have a Pinterest account until later on. Eventually we began to pin on the same account together. Now it is our common account on Pinterest! Some months ago, I created an account dedicated exclusively to design. This is the account for our future design studio United Untitled. So if you are interested in design – check it out here!

Why do you each like Pinterest? (more…)

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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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