Blowfish Malibu Spotlight: Carin Mazaira
Get to know Blowfish Malibu’s Marketing Project Manager, Carin Mazaira.
Thanks for taking the time to meet with us, Carin Mazaira! We’re excited to learn more about your role at Blowfish Malibu, what inspires you, and what future projects you are excited about.
Read on to learn more about Carin:
Tell us about your role at Blowfish Malibu.
I am the Project Manager for the marketing team. My job includes managing projects to ensure timing, execution, and quality is to brand standards. I am also the marketing point of contact for tradeshows and sales team requests.
When did you first become interested in Marketing?
I first became interested in marketing when I was in high school. My school offered Marketing electives and I became so fascinated in learning about the four Ps! I began going to stores and picking up random items to investigate the packaging, pricing, branding and overall feel of the product. I knew one day I would be behind the scenes working on product branding!
What did you do previously before joining the Blowfish Malibu team?
Before Blowfish Malibu, I worked at a creative studio called Powster, which made websites for movies! I was their Digital Producer and managed all the projects in relation to building sites for the studios.
How did you get started with Blowfish Malibu?
I bought a pair of Blowfish Malibu sandals, Bungalow, 6 months before applying for the role. I wore those shoes every day and insisted I needed to work for the brand! Karen, the VP of Marketing, and I connected via LinkedIn and the rest is history!
What creative projects at the brand have you been working on that you’re excited about? Can you tell us about them?
The 4Earth campaign is something I am very excited to work on! The 4Earth collection consists of styles that are made from recycled materials so the message behind the campaign is very relevant and powerful. We have worked on various interesting components of the campaign, like in-store displays, influencer strategy and overall messaging of the campaign. Such a fun collection to be marketing!
What do you like most about working in the fashion industry?
Trying on the shoes, of course! I love seeing the release of our new collections and seeing how our designs take rising trends and including them in our styles. Our team is really great in spotting what will be hot the following season.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is seeing the projects in action. One simple task can make a huge difference to a campaign. It feels great seeing how our team’s energy and momentum brings an idea to life.
The Blowfish Malibu offices are in LA. What’s your favorite thing about the city?
My favorite part about the city is how close I am to both the mountains and the ocean. As a snowboard and a surfer (well wanna-be surfer), I get the best of both worlds in LA.
Which is your favorite pair of Blowfish Malibu shoes?
My current obsession are my Raco boots! They are so cute and add a cool touch to any outfit.
What advice would you have for someone who’s trying to pursue the same career as you?
I would advise the person to gain as much experience as possible, working from the bottom up in different capacity. As a Project Manager, I have to understand all projects inside and out while also understanding all roles that are needed to complete a project. My diverse background has helped me break down a project to develop something amazing!
JUST FOR FUN
What was the last thing you were obsessed with?
My apartment! I just went through a phase where I redecorated and organized my entire apartment.
Where are you from and how has that shaped you?
I’m originally from Miami. I think the most important thing I have learned from living in Miami is how to understand diversity and working with different backgrounds.
What’s your dream travel destination?
I have yet to explore South America and would love to take a month or so to travel around countries like Argentina, Brazil and Colombia!
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Phil Knight, founder of Nike
When do you feel best about yourself?
After decorating my apartment!
What’s your personal motto?
What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know?
I have never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Probably because I am allergic to peanuts 😉
FILL IN THE BLANK!
I learn the most from: People around me
I can’t live without: Music
You can find me shopping at: Old Navy
My astrological sign is: Capricorn
I’m scared of: Sharks!
The last book I read was: Shoe Dog
Most people would say I’m: Easy-going
I’m currently listening to: Whatever is on Discover Weekly
My style mantra is: Avoid pants whenever possible! I am a skirt/dress person.
I feel most comfortable in: A cute, long skirt
When I woke up today I felt: Tired, I flew home yesterday from Denver on a late night flight.
Most people don’t know: I take magic classes at the Magic Castle.
I feel the most free when: I am at the beach on a sunny day.
Thank you, Carin Mazaira! We’ll catch up with you soon.