Behind The Lens #119: Marketing and Wellness Creator Emily Ryu

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Meet Emily Ryu, the founder of Emily of Ryu Creative, a full-service social branding, PR and marketing boutique that supports both emerging and established ventures. Emily is also a certified holistic health coach. She is deeply passionate about personal growth and well-being. She shares her love for marketing and wellness on her social media platforms. Read on to find out about her incredible work and journey!

What did you do in college?

I majored in Human Development and was planning on becoming a children’s occupational therapist but quickly realized after finishing an OT internship that it wasn’t the right fit for me.

What are the things that matter to you the most?

Family, my husband, and our two cats.

What does a typical day in your week look like?

I’m up by 6:30, and I start my day with a guided meditation and try to avoid using my phone until after I’ve had my daily green juice. Then I’ll have my double shot of espresso with collagen and cinnamon after about 30 minutes while simultaneously checking my email for my creative agency. Since quarantine, I’ve been having a lot of conference calls, so I’m in and out of calls pretty much all day while taking mini walking breaks in between. Lunch usually consists of 8 cups of dark leafy greens with whatever I’m feeling that day. I’ll finish up my workday around 6 pm.

Are there key people or books that have moulded you?

Yes, Michael Pollan. I have such a brain crush on that man and his philosophy on food.

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Tell us something we don’t know about the creator’s work?

I started my creative agency with the knowledge and skills I’ve garnered from working as a social media intern at a creative studio in Tampa, FL. At the time, I was overqualified because I had worked in the social media industry for over two years. However, because I had moved out of Los Angeles and in a small town where there was a lack of opportunity in the digital sector, I took whatever I could because it was better than not working. Looking back, it was the best decision I have ever made!

How has your experience been in building your community online?

It has been a beautiful journey. It is a positive online community where people can be vulnerable and know that whatever healing journey that they are going through, they are not alone.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

Perhaps a bakery owner. Maybe living overseas, one year in Italy and one year in Korea. I love putting myself in uncomfortable situations to grow.

We hope you enjoyed it and we thank Emily Ryu for this interesting interview.

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Instagram: @ryucreative

Website: RycCreative

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