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Zoe Waldron

May 25, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Rowena Murillo, a writer, artist and teacher from St. Petersburg, Florida! She was born and raised in New York City and moved to Florida a few years ago where she now lives with her two kids and their dog, Sam Hill, and their cat, Fluffy the Fuzzinator.

Rowena spends her days embracing her creativity and is currently working on a novel. When she isn’t pinning or writing, Rowena can be found managing her blog, developing new products, painting, drawing, and spending time with her two kids. Rowena’s passion for writing, art, DIYs, photography and style has earned her over 1.6 million Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest in 2010. I remember having to wait to get an invitation. Once I got my Pinterest account, it was immediate love… okay, obsession.

Why do you like Pinterest?

One of the great things about Pinterest is that it is so intuitive. I can just click the button and choose a board. My brain can sometimes be a chaotic place, with all the information floating around in there, and Pinterest offers a way for me to organize all those thoughts, ideas, inspirations and images. I have frequently made or done the things I’ve found on Pinterest. I also use Pinterest as a search engine. Whenever I want to explore a topic, I come to Pinterest. I like the way all of the subjects are already curated. It cuts through the nonsense of the internet. I also like Pinterest because it’s so visual. It’s a place I can be without words. As a writer and teacher, words are my business, but sometimes I get tired of talking, writing and reading. I like letting the visual inspiration take over. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

May 18, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Julie Soudanne from Paris, France! She was born in Versailles and now lives in the capital with her boyfriend where she is studying at École de Communication Visuelle (ECV),  a visual communication school.  She is about to get her master’s degree in graphic design and typography.

When Julie isn’t working, studying, or pinning she can be found out for drinks with friends, at local art exhibitions, surfing the web, or finding new books for her library. “Even though I don’t really have the time for photography anymore, I like to keep with me the old film camera of my father when I take walks in the Parisians’ streets or when travelling.” Julie’s passions for art, design, typography, style and photography has earned her over 1.6 million Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest in 2013. It was at the end of my second year at school. Pinterest was a new social network that came from the United States and it spread quickly in my design class. Creating an account on Pinterest gave me the power to pin my graphic inspirations, in order to feed my own projects and share them with everyone! That convinced me immediately.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I still like Pinterest for the same reasons I originally created my account. Currently I use Pinterest as some sort of visual notebook if you’d like – but now it’s also a job, thanks to my fantastic followers! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

May 11, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Amy Sia, a freelance fashion and textile designer and licensed artist. She’s originally from Melbourne but has lived in London for the past four and a half years. Amy loves traveling and her husband works in the travel industry so they are often exploring new places. The two of them also like throwing parties and having people over for dinner. Amy enjoys creating designs for her homewares and accessories brand or for licensing partners.

When Amy isn’t working or pinning she can typically be found out and about in London. “I love to see plays, gigs, musicals and exhibitions and there are always lots of options in London for that kind of thing!” Trying out new restaurants is also something she really enjoys. Amy’s passion for prints, home decor, design, art, nature and style has earned her over 175k Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest about three years ago when I moved to London. My best friend from Australia, clarac, thought I would love it so I decided to try it out. I was so excited to use a site to collect things that inspired me, no more saving images to create collages or printing out masses of grainy images! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

May 4, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Holly Menard from Austin, Texas! She has her BFA in visual art and she studied interior design, photography, and printmaking in college. Holly lives in Austin with her husband, their two-year-old daughter, and their pups, a Great Dane, Chihuahua, and a Brussels Griffon.

When Holly isn’t working or pinning, she can be found reading or at a local used book store. Her favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. She also loves shopping at flea markets for quirky things and attending local events. When she’s at home, her whole family loves watching movies together. Holly’s passion for home decor, fashion, photography and design has earned her over 3.1 million Pinterest followers!

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

I believe I created an account around 2011. Pinterest was something I randomly discovered while online. I liked the idea that you could visually arrange images that you wanted to remember. I immediately requested an invite. Since joining, pinning is something that has been a part of my daily activities.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I often forget words, but images stick with me. So the idea that I can pin pictures to my own personalized boards is very appealing to me. I had a million bookmarks that I’d forget about having. With Pinterest, all of my favorite finds and likes are in one spot. The most interesting thing to me about the process of pinning itself is the curating element. I enjoy the process of adding a pin to the board which has the best aesthetic fit. (more…)

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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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