It’s that time again — let’s play Get To Know Your Community Coordinator!
In case you need a refresher, here’s the 411: community coordinators are Hearters just like you who are responsible for planning events and promotions in their country, identifying regional trends and potential brand partners and making sure the We Heart It love is spread far and wide.
PS — Think you have what it takes to be a We Heart It community coordinator? We’d love to hear from you! We’re currently looking for college campus coordinators all over the US, and community coordinators in Miami and Houston. Check out our jobs page for more info!
Hey Anka! So excited to chat. Can you tell our members a bit about yourself? Where are you from, are you in school, what are your hobbies — anything you think we should know!
Hi there! My name is Ann-Katrin and I’m 22 years old. I am a fashion management student and live in Berlin, Germany. In my free time I enjoy reading books (especially poetry) and going to art exhibitions, as there are always plenty of them here in Berlin. I also love being creative myself. Painting and sewing are some of my favorite hobbies.
It’s so great to hear from people who have interesting, hands-on hobbies — good for you! Let’s talk a bit more about Berlin, though. What is life like in your city? What do you think We Heart It users might like to know about where you live?
I like living in Germany, even though the winters are a little too long if you ask me, but the summers are really nice, so you just get used to it. Berlin is a very exciting place to live because it is such an inspiring and creative city. There is always something to do here and loads to see. I couldn’t imagine living somewhere else right now. If you want to get out of the city, there are loads of lakes and the nice countryside of Brandenburg after a little drive, too.
How did you first hear about We Heart It and when did you join?
A few years ago, in 2010, a good friend of mine discovered We Heart it and told me about it. I was addicted from the first moment and have spent time on the platform nearly every day since then.
It’s easy to get obsessed, I know What is your favorite type of image to heart? Any collections you recommend our members follow?
I am really into pastel colors, so a lot of my hearted imagery is in that tone.
In general my canvas always reflects my interests — art, fashion and poetry, or everything else I find inspiring. Furthermore it is a great place to express my feelings and current mood, or find funny and cute pictures to send to my friends on We Heart It.
Here is a link to my favorite fashion collection. I put a lot of love into it every day.
I love the pastel colors — it’s always super impressive to see a canvas that has a definitely theme. Now, everyone here in San Francisco is curious — what is your favorite food from your country?
As I am a vegetarian and German food is kind of meat-based, I actually prefer Asian or Italian dishes! Nevertheless I really like our German bread. We have so many different types of bread and I couldn’t live without it (every time I go to a foreign country I miss our bread diversity!). I could eat a pretzel (we call them Brezel here) every day!
I love pretzels too! YUM! So, getting back to what inspires you (besides bread…!) — what is your favorite way to be creative in your everyday life?
I always try to pay attention to the little things around me. So I wander around in some very arty quarters of Berlin, for example Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain, and find little interesting pieces of street art and take pictures of them. Or I really enjoy painting, sewing and decorating my apartment. In addition I have always used fashion to express creativity. I love to get creative with outfits!
Has anything surprised you about working with We Heart It so far?
There are so many different things and projects to work on all the time and I can always be creative. The community spirit is wonderful, too, I didn’t expect to be inspired this much. The community coordinator program definitely exceeded my expectations.
What advice would you give to any girls out there who might be interested in a community coordinator role?
If you get the chance to apply for the job in your country or city, definitely don’t hesitate. I feel like I am growing with what I do every day. The team is so nice and welcomed me with open arms.
And girls, always stick to your goals, you will be astonished of what we are capable of!
Seriously, how cool is Ann-Katrin?