Emmie Strommen

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Emmie Strommen

Copywriter / Brand Strategist / Blog Content Creator / Squarespace Designer

New York, NY

www.emmiestrommen.com
www.tbhbyemmie.com
instagram @emmmie.s

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I’m a freelance copywriter, part brand strategist, part blog content creator and Squarespace fanatic.

 

WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?

What started as a career in equestrian studies, evolved into a lot of things before it was copywriting. 

Things like; studio art seminars, graphic design school, becoming a professional makeup artist, directing and producing short films with friends, starting a small business and eventually falling into writing. Ultimately each of these experiences have given me a holistic understanding of my own creativity.

Now, after having worked at both large and small advertising agencies on a wide range of clients, I've decided to be a freelance writer. 

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FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?

I've been lucky enough in my career to surround myself with people I really respect. 

Something they don't lack, but that I make a priority, is gratitude. I am gracious with my ideas, thoughts, energy and time. In return I find a much more seamless collaboration process and a more rewarding experience for everyone.
 

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

I’m working on a large alcohol brand currently, but everyday is different!
 

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS? 

Yes! I have a blog that will give you all that good stuff.
 

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WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?

Art! I absolutely love working with charcoal because it can be such a forgiving medium while also having the ability to get really detailed. I find it so liberating. 
 

IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?

An assistant who wants to be a creative—eager to learn and helps me with my day-to-day. Or a personal stylist, because HOW FUN. 
 

LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?

In third grade a group of people made fun of my new shoes. They were awesome shoes—they knew it, I knew it, the shoes knew it. 

I wish I would have told them, “these are great shoes and you know it.” I wish I would have told myself, “It doesn’t matter.” 

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IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?

Gosh, I want to know so much!! Today, I want to know more about adaptogens and their health benefits. But ask me again tomorrow. 
 

WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

I’m here to be of service with my creativity and expertise so any project where I can truly help.  I want nothing more than for people to feel confident with their brands and be successful. 
 

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.

I live in NYC, so ideally you’d be here! But I’m very capable of phone/skype/google hangout—everything. In terms of the work, this is a collaboration. No one knows your brand better than you do. I’m here to bring out the best in it and make sure people see and feel what you do. 

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WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE? 

My hourly rate is between $75-100 depending on the nature of the work and time frame. Project rates are based off that as well. 

With that said, if there is an amazing opportunity for both of us, things are negotiable. 
 

HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?

Feel free to email me at emmiestrommen@gmail.com

Let me know what you’re working on and how I can help!

HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?

Expect nothing and the Internet. 

 


This member profile was originally published in January 2018.