Emerline Ji

I'm a writer, producer, user researcher, and freelance consultant. For the past decade, I've been working with creative communities and companies in the areas of brand, consumer, and product. My work is focused on helping businesses create delightful and resonating experiences for their audiences.

In 2021, I joined Somewhere Good, a startup and social platform reimagining the internet, as Consumer Strategy Lead. You can learn more about us by joining our waitlist for early access, exploring our critical essays, and reading our TechCrunch piece.

I'm the Co-Founder of Flourish Code, a strategy & brand shop for creative entrepeneurs. We'll be launching Fall 2021 as a consulting service and podcast. When I'm not working, I like to update and create for Seoul Tribe, listen to city-pop, travel, research hi-fi speakers, and collect furniture pieces.

Contact Info: hi@emerline.xyz

∎ CURRENTLY
I work at the startup Somewhere Good as Consumer Strategy Lead — leveraging user research and consumer development to help solve timely product challenges. I also facilitate the SHIFT Fellowship, a program designed to inform innovative frameworks for safer social platforms.

∎ PAST LIVES
I was at CreativeMornings for five years where I served the world's largest face-to-face creative community as the Head of Content & Brand. I also worked on the PR & Communications team at Squarespace. My career got its start in Seoul as an intern for Prain Global, S.Korea's leading PR firm.
  

 ∎ BACKGROUND
I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Literary Journalism and Political Science. From 2012-2013, I worked and studied at Yonsei University. 
A native of California and a proud descendant of Korean immigrants, I've been based in NYC since 2016.

Work Experience

2020–Now
Consumer Strategy Lead at Somewhere Good
(New York, NY & Remote)

2019–2020
Head of Content & Brand at CreativeMornings
(New York, NY) 

2019–2020
Senior Manager, Content at CreativeMornings
(New York, NY) 

2016–2020
Partnerships, Creative Analyst at CreativeMornings
(New York, NY)

2016
Communications Internship at Squarespace
(New York, NY)

2015
Community Media Host at Impact Hub LA
(Los Angeles, CA)

2013
Global Communications Internship at Prain
(Seoul, South Korea)

 

Past B2B Collaborators
Mailchimp
Skillshare
WordPress
Adobe
InVision
Harvest
Basecamp
The Creative Group
Shutterstock


Past Freelance-Only
AvidXchange
Galvanize Worldwide
Givonehome
OKREAL
Greater Stories
MySuspire

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