We’re excited to announce an addition to the J&R team, Chloe Twist! Chloe joins us as a recent graduate of LJMU’s English & Creative Writing programme. Brimming with ideas and creativity, Chloe will be taking up the role of Content & Social Media Intern. Expect to see her popping up on the J&R Journal more and more, offering top tips & tricks for small businesses as well as keeping the J&R social channels up-to-date with all of our latest happenings, digital marketing advice and unicorn gifs.
I asked Chloe five quick-fire questions so you can get to know her a little better. Welcome to the team, Chloe!
1. What are you most looking forward to about your internship at J&R?
As well as being eager to learn much more about content marketing and furthering my creativity in this area, I’m mainly looking forward to learning more about J&R’s clients. I resonate completely with the importance in promoting small businesses and women in business, and I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to learn more about such inspirational people.
2. Where do you go when you’re looking for inspiration? Give us 3 sites.
- Goodreads: I find that reading different descriptions of novels as well as browsing through their cover art helps me to dream up my own ideas. I love the process of viewing other people’s work as it makes me feel frustrated that I’m not working on my own at that given time, and flings me into creative mode.
- Pinterest: I adore the variety of images that come up in just one search of a theme, and the ability to create boards; it’s like Etsy without feeling the need to buy anything. I recently printed off most of the pictures from one of my boards and created a physical mood board to help me with one of my Creative Writing assignments. It did wonders.
- Rainy Mood: has guided me through many creative slowdowns. Similarly to having a mood board in front of me, I feel that having some kind of auditory atmosphere through music or sound is equally as important to my mood when creating things.
3. What are three crucial lessons you learned from your degree?
- How to critique others work as well as my own.
- To never be too proud or precious about my work, and to accept that there is always room for improvement.
- How to overcome bursts of imposter syndrome that I might encounter. My tutor was particularly helpful in highlighting the fact that everyone feels this from time to time, especially those who have creative careers. Prior to this realisation I hadn’t put a name to it and thought it was only me experiencing this feeling!
4. What are you reading at the moment? Tell us about it.
‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy by Philip Pullman, as a post-university treat (I haven’t had much chance to pick what I want to read for the past three years). I’ve really been enjoying the idea of fantasy being mixed in with our reality, and the books have really been helping me to get some inspiration for my own writing. Don’t let ‘The Golden Compass’ film put you off.
5. What’s your go-to gif on social media?
It’s got to be this one of Alyssa Edwards from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.