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With 10+ years in digital marketing, Brittney Mason’s love of the Internet has snowballed into a lifelong career. From her 10-year-old blog, The Pretty Plus, to her regional community group, Indy Creator Society, Brittney is hands-on in the creator space. She is also the Director of Digital Strategy at 1909 Digital and a member of Indy Maven’s Editorial Board. Brittney and her husband Brett are parents to their daughter Clara, three, as well as one-year-old twin sons Pierce and Beck. Brittney says she loves “treating herself to fancy things, iced lattes, live concerts, and John Mayer.” It’s your turn now, Brittney!
My Maven Superpower is … Keeping it all together.
A fun fact about me is … I’ve played the violin since I was 11! I’m not active currently, but I plan on a resurgence once I force my children to play as well.
The best book I’ve read lately is … “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music” by Dave Grohl.
My first job was as … At an ice cream shop! The Milky Way in Frankfort — still the best ice cream around.
The skill I most want to learn is … If I had unlimited time and my brain could function past work, home, kids, and life, then I think I’d learn to code.
My favorite nonprofit to support is … United Way of Clinton County.
Self-care habit I swear by is … Just leaving. Three kids aged three and under means that my house is a hot mess, I am always making food, needed by everyone, ON TOP OF my 9-5 job, my two businesses, my extra work … so just leaving is self-care in itself. And I’m a fan.
The best career advice I can offer is … Be your own biggest fan, find others who appreciate you and want to see you accomplish big things, and keep working toward doing what you love, because there’s nothing better than that!
Favorite purchase lately is … I’m trying to make small changes in our home that get us to use less one-use plastic items. We go through A LOT and some just feel inevitable. I decided to switch to shampoo & conditioner bars and bars of soap, so we grabbed some from Plum in Nashville, IN. I got the “Man” shampoo bar and it smells SO GOOD. Kind of like man, but not in an old spice way. I love it and the way it makes my hair feel!
I feel most confident when … my 3-year-old gives me a compliment.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Buttermilk Cobb Salad + Blackened Chicken from Bru Burger Bar.
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … Love Island UK.
A Maven you should know is … Micole Davis, my best friend of almost 20 years. She’s just the best, but not so loud about the things she does like I am. (HA!)
The thing I’ve achieved lately that I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … I’ve felt a great sense of pride and success with work I’ve done for some amazing museums and cultural organizations at 1909 Digital. I love the creative work I do there, which is why my job feels like second nature to me instead of a “boring old desk job.”
What’s next for me is … I wrote a children’s book! I am currently looking into options for publishing, but I keep coming up with more and more ideas. I’ve always wanted to be a published author, so I’m surprised and excited that my first move is in children’s books.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven.
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