We had the good fortune of connecting with Josselyn Partida and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Josselyn, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I’ve always enjoyed creating, whether it’s creating photos, creating scenes, or creating content. Being creative lights my day and helps me see the world through a different lens- literally. Working in this creative field has helped me grasp the idea that anything is possible. It might take some time and lots of imagination, but where there’s a will there’s a way!
My work is about creating content, both written and visual, that appeals to a predetermined target audience. I thrive when I’m creating and producing content out of the norm.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Absolutely! I’m a social media manager and I help businesses create the social media presence they need. From creating content to directing a photo shoot to creating the copy, I do it all. Check out my website where you’ll learn more about me and take a look at some of my recent work!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Showing my family and friends all through Los Angeles is one of my favorite activities! I’m a born and raised Angeleno and I’m the go-to girl for this!
Here’s a short breakdown of where we’d go.
Day 1: Start the day with some breakfast at Crave Cafe on Sherman Oaks. Then make our way to Rodeo Drive for some dessert and drive by some celebrity homes in Beverly Hills. Hang out in West Hollywood and grab some sushi or pizza along the way.
Day 2: Begin the day with some vegan homemade breakfast in the Valley and make our way to Downtown Los Angeles for some ‘gram-worthy pics and adventures. Grab some ice-cream at Little Damage and continue on. We’d go on a hike at Runyon Canyon or Griffith Observatory and dinner could be any spot they’d like to eat at.
Day 3: Kick-off the day with a trip to Santa Monica beach and grab some bites along the way. We would then shop around The Promenade and stick around for dinner at Malibu with an ocean front table.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Books, books, and more books! When I turned 24, I so desperately wanted a change, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it. I was a Regional Marketing Manager in Los Angeles and enjoyed my job, but I knew there was more. I started reading self-development and business books. Two of my all time favorite books are “No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline,” by Brian Tracy, and “The Little Red Book of Selling,” by Jeffrey Gitomer- both books changed my life. I refined my marketing skills and learned that nothing was going to magically come into my life. We all think we’re special and unique, but there is no substitute to hard work. My goal was to take my marketing skills and apply them to social media. Those two books taught me to take control of my life and create the life I wanted. From there, I continued to read, grow, learn, and three years later, here I am.
Shot by: Issac Partida