It’s been some time since I shared the staff 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 position!
Amanda began working for The Small Issues within the Spring of 2019. She was employed as an assistant however was promoted to the Inventive Operations Director in 2021. She is concerned with practically each transferring 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 position, 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 position as Inventive Operations Director, and here’s what she shared:
-I’m behind all the operations of the Small Issues enterprise and general the touchpoints of the model’s weblog and social media, working with each natural and sponsored content material.
-I’m accountable for 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 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 objects she references.
-I set up picture and video shoots and am accessible throughout them for any wants that will come up, together with wrangling Grits. He loves me.
-I pull insights and work with the analytics of the enterprise.
-I be sure Kate has the whole lot she wants when creating sponsored content material together with any authorized or logistical issues. And when content material is accredited, I be sure she has all the data she must put up.
-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 proficient Inventive Assistant.
-I make a imply lunch order for our staff and love getting us all collectively for enjoyable nights out!
And as 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 yr, I shared that I used to be seeking to rent, and we discovered of some shifts in Taylor’s life that meant she can be accessible for an even bigger place! We have been thrilled to regulate that position to suit Taylor’s abilities, and she or he was introduced on as an worker! Taylor remains to be making all of the collages, and some other graphic/digital artwork for the location and socials, in addition to helping in components of content material creation! She’s such a optimistic, 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 position as Graphic Designer and Content material Assistant at The Small Issues, and here’s what she typed up:
-I create on-brand graphics which might be shared throughout varied platforms such because the weblog, LikeToKnow.It, and Instagram tales
-I’m liable 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 might 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 objects within the hyperlinks + small issues month-to-month publication
Once I began this weblog in 2011, I didn’t have a roadmap of what the potential final result could possibly 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 right this moment with out the talents of Amanda, Taylor, and the considerate engagement of readers.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t additionally point out the extremely proficient 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 lately had the pleasure of working with Joanna Sue Images as properly. Right here these days, I’ve labored with Massive Canine Little Mattress on a handful of video initiatives and am at all times 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 pictures or videography providers, I can’t advocate these proficient individuals sufficient.
photographs by Joanna Sue Images