Mei Pak is a marketing strategist guiding and supporting small and creative business owners. She helps makers, artists and designers create more buzz for their business at Creative Hive Co. Business topics she is passionate about are PR and publicity, social media, wholesale, paid advertising, blogger outreach, pricing, branding, customer experience, web design and scaling up your biz without any capital. Mei also runs Tiny Hands, a line of handmade, scented food jewelry with her small team of assistants. Mei is an absolute foodie, loves chocolate, video games and adores wearing dresses.
At Midwest Craft Con 2017, Mei will be teaching sessions on Instagram Hashtag Research, Email Marketing for New And Repeat Sales, and Creating Profitable Membership and Subscription Products.
How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?
I’m a goofball, foodie and life-long learner.
What is your earliest crafty memory?
When you have to think so far back, the memories get kind of fuzzy! I remember having these “just add water” painting books with Disney princesses. I’d dip my brush in water and paint in the drawings and the colors would magically appear! It made me feel like I could paint like an artist!
What is your favorite thing about the Midwest?
Life in the Midwest moves at the perfect pace. I love that!
What would you be if you weren’t an artist/creative?
Tough question because I believe most jobs or occupations rely heavily on creativity! But if I had to wager a guess, I might have been a math teacher in an alternate dimension.
What three things would you recommend to makers?
- “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin
- “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini
- Tony Robbins’ “Unleash The Power Within” (get that in audiobook!)
What are your personal resolutions for 2017?
I would like to spend more time dedicated to self care. I want to be happier, healthier and have less stress this year!
What are your 2017 resolutions for your business/professional life?
I’m working on scaling up my businesses with strategy and intention.