We had the good fortune of connecting with Christelle Zeinoun and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christelle, why did you pursue a creative career?
I am a very dynamic person, which also means that I get bored easily. I need to take part in different activities, meet people, learn new things all the time.

Pursuing a creative career seemed the only possible choice, for me: my job doesn’t know what boredom is.

By working on many different projects, I get to collaborate with different teams and to listen to stories that are never the same and that always teach me something new.

On top of it, working in Post Production is extremely stimulating, as there are always new softwares to try out and technologies to experiment with. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
To get here wasn’t easy, first of all because I had to leave both my country and family behind to pursue a dream. I had to begin from zero and climb up, and that’s the most precious lesson I learned: to keep climbing because there’s a limit only if we decide to see one.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a fan of the Culver City stairs.

I love to get there, to see how steep they are, how endless they seem.
I challenge myself every time – to go up quicker, or to learn to take the time I need.

The beauty of the landscape once I get on top is breathtaking – and even if it never changes, it always looks different.

Eating a sandwich at Jackson Market, right after, is also the sweetest reward!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my Shoutout to my parents, who supported me when I decided to leave my country to pursue a dream even if they were scared to see me go.

To my dad – a great volleyball player and an even greater teacher – who has always shown me the importance of kindness, diligence and forgiveness.
To my mom – passionate and determined, she taught me to never give up, and the bright side of stubbornness.

Instagram: @christelle_zeinoun

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christellezeinoun/

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