Dear community,

We are happy to introduce you to a creator that has joined us less than a year ago: frida_walstrom. Give her a warm welcome! This Swedish soul loves solving problems, and she likes to put her talent to good use: as she likes to say, "Creativity is always the solution"! Let's read more about her and get inspired!

Tell us a bit more about yourself…
I’m Frida, a self taught content creator and copywriter (in Swedish, so don’t judge my grammar mistakes here please!). I run two small agencies: Pepp o’clock https://www.peppoclock.com/ and iver http://iver.nu/

I live in Stockholm, Sweden, with my husband and our cute rescue dog Millie – a lurcher from Ireland. I work as a freelancer, mostly with social media content but also SEO writing, regular copywriting and creative campaigns when I get a chance. I’ve worked with huge companies and small start ups, I’ve worked with everything from wine to baby food. My strength is creativity.

How did you find out about eyeka?
Through Google. I think the search term was “creative contests” or something like that. I love contests!

Do you have a creative process? If so, can you share a bit of your secret with our community? Where do you look for inspiration?
I brainstorm and write down all of my ideas. Then I try to see which ideas are not out of the box enough and throw those away and focus on tweaking the ones that are left. I usually try different styles of design for the various ideas. My goal is to submit at least two ideas for every contest I enter.

When submitting an entry, how do you keep positive if it is rejected or not selected as a winning entry?
I don’t, LOL! As a creative person (and a competitive person) I think it’s impossible to be positive all the time, especially when you put your heart and soul into something, and you get a rejection in return. HOWEVER, I only allow myself to be disappointed for a day or so. Then I look through all the winning entries and try to learn from them. And get on with the next challenge.

You joined eyeka on July 2019, so less than a year ago. In September, you won 4 prizes: how does it feel?
It feels amazing of course. When working alone from home, you don’t get much validation on what you do. The prize money is really helpful, but the validation is almost more important. My first two “wins” were rewards, so not a lot of money involved, but it helped me get the motivation to continue on. And then bigger prizes came along!

What would you like to achieve (or have already achieved) with the prizes you will win/have won?
Renting a cabin somewhere in the woods and go there to finish the novel I’m writing.

If you had to describe eyeka in 3 words, what would they be?
Creative, rewarding, exciting.

Finally, is there anything you would like to share with our creators (secret, tip…)?
Try to learn something new with every submitted idea. It can be small (“how do I create vertical text in Photoshop?) or something big (a new software). Even if you don’t win, you’ll have knowledge that will help you in your career and future contests.

Thank you so much Frida!