Why Aesop Should Hire Me
For the Brand Marketing Coordinator, Americas possition
I am a professional photographer of 4 years located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I work with small business helping with brand development and strategy through visual media. I've used Aesop for a source of inspiration and direction for years. I stepped into my first Aesop store a few weeks ago while visiting Paris for work. My obsessed transformed into a goal: to one day work for the Aesop HQ.
Aesop is a brand that let's the product do the marketing. No flashy packaging, no neon storefront lights, simply consistency and quality. The Aesop company had a small batch essence with word of mouth raves. Your hand balm, for example, has been a source of creative inspiration for customers that demands the need to tell others about it. That is what sets Aesop apart.
I have been working as a photographer and creative director for the past 4 years in Minneapolis. I am fueled by collaboration, challenge and the art of visually storytelling. Working with small businesses, I have had the opportunity to be hands on in the brand development and strategy aspects of marketing. I believe those years of owning my own business and working so closely product launches as prepared me for a position of Brand Marketing as Aesop.
One thing I love about owning my own business is that hard work directly effects how many projects I book or clients that return to me for work. My enthusiasm, energy and skill are dependent on a success. I have never been one to passively wait for opportunities or projects to arise, but chase them down with an eagerness for excellence.
Minneapolis Community Technical College
Design & Layout '13
BethCath, Photographer & Creative Director , 5 years to date
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