Blowfish Malibu Spotlight: Cameron Swier
Get to know Blowfish Malibu’s European Sales and Operations Coordinator, Cameron Swier!
Tell us about your role at Blowfish Malibu.
I am the European Sales and Operations Coordinator for Blowfish Malibu. I help with everything from production at the factory to getting the shoes to the customer! One of my largest roles is entering factory and customer orders.
What did you do previously before joining the Blowfish Malibu team?
I graduated college in 2021 and then did an internship at a Marketing agency. After that I did freelance marketing up until starting with Blowfish Malibu.
How did you get started with Blowfish Malibu?
My boss, Kim Grabow, hired me after I was recommended to her by a professor, we both had during our time at SDSU (South Dakota State University). We both graduated with the same major, Fashion Merchandising!
What projects have you been working on that you’re excited about? Can you tell us about them?
Right now, Kim and I are working on growing the business in Europe and bringing on some new customers!
What do you like most about working in the fashion industry?
Ever since I was little, I have loved fashion! I actually was made fun of in my small hometown in the Midwest for my outfits and caring so much about my appearance. It’s cool to see it has come full circle and I get to work in the industry. My favorite part is seeing the product from the very beginning (sketches) to in the store. The designers are so talented, and I love seeing their ideas come to life.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Getting to be in touch with other countries on a daily basis! I love that I get to talk to all our sales reps in Europe and the factory in China while living in SD. I also like learning about what is going on economically in Europe and how it impacts our business.
The Blowfish Malibu offices are in LA. What’s your favorite thing about the city?
I have only been to LA twice for work so I am still fairly new to the city BUT I am a real foodie so that has to be my favorite thing! Oh, and the warmth! When it is freezing in South Dakota it’s warm in LA 😊
Which is your favorite pair of Blowfish Malibu shoes?
Right now, I am obsessed with the sneaker style Forever!
What advice would you have for someone who’s trying to pursue the same career as you?
It is all about connections and putting yourself out there! Meet people and do not be afraid to reach out to others. Also, do not be scared to just go for it! I have had several jobs in the past I didn’t think I would have a shot at but just applied anyways. Applying never hurts + interviews are always great practice.
JUST FOR FUN
What was the last thing you were obsessed with?
Mid Century Modern furniture. Let’s hope my style doesn’t change because decorating my home has been an investment.
Where are you from and how has that shaped you?
Dakota, a small-town of 1,200 people in the middle of nowhere (literally- we have no stoplights).
Living there taught me the value of people and how to treat those around you. I can’t think of single time I got something to work in my favor by being rude or mean to someone. It also taught me a strong work ethic. I’ve had a job since I was 10 and my family taught me that if I wanted money to spend, I had to work for it!
What’s your dream travel destination?
Oooo this is hard but probably Japan! I want to go to Tokyo when the cherry blossoms are blooming.
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
One of my great great grandparents. I want to know more about where I come from and what makes me who I am.
When do you feel best about yourself?
Killer outfit + tan…. And a few margaritas in!
What’s your personal motto?
“Be a bird.” Birds don’t worry about tomorrow or what will come next. They also can fly anywhere (for the most part). I think a life full of travel and without worry sounds like one I want to live.
What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know?
I got married at 20 and my husband was 19. We spent 3 out of the 4 years in college married. Crazy young, I know, but when you know you know. Plus, there is nothing better than growing up with your best friend.
FILL IN THE BLANK!
I learn the most from Podcasts
I can’t live without Espresso and Glossier Boy Brow
You can find me shopping at Urban Outfitters, Free People, H&M, and Overstock
My astrological sign is Taurus
I’m scared of Spiders and disappointing people
The last book I read was It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Most people would say I’m happy and bubbly
I’m currently listening to Matt Maeson’s new album Never Had to Leave
My style mantra is Levi Jeans, doc martens, and a sweater!
I feel most comfortable when surrounded by my people (close friends and family).
When I woke up today I felt annoyed that it was time to get out of bed
Most people don’t know…I lived for a semester in Manchester England and traveled throughout Europe during this time.
I feel the best when: I take care of myself both mentally and physically! Big health girly.
Thank you Cameron for answering our questions! We can’t wait to see you in the LA office soon!