Forbes endorsed Instagram Queen & accomplished creative Crystal Schreiner stops by the podcast! We talk the early days of GoGeddit and her experiences at NYFW, shooting music videos in LA, how to find your creative peak and more!
Crystal Schreiner is a multi-disciplinary visual alchemist- a rather quirky but poetic creative entrepreneur, director, and a Forbes endorsed Instagram consultant, leading her online Instagram academy ‘Insta on The Rise.’
Translating and weaving a brand into a vibrant, emotive culturally rich story and into ‘form’ through various multi-media in sound, film, pictures and copy is her craft of obsession. Her inspirations stem from her experience in the hyper-creative coastal industries she immersed herself into – the fashion photography scene of NYC and the music video world of Hollywood.
Originally from a small village with no stoplights called Athens, WI, Crystal took a leap of faith to see what the world had to offer ( originally dreaming of becoming a composer). Much of her inspiration comes from her world travels, as she actually once lived in 6 cities in one year and holds a place in her dancing heart for the discotecas of Espana.
She is a seasoned New York Fashion Week photographer, having worked alongside legends like Bill Cunningham and Cara Delevingne, shooting the fashionable streets of New York for Refinery29. Her viral New York Fashion Week social campaign work and photography has been seen in national publications ELLE Magazine and Sports Illustrated. Over the years she’s also had pleasure to be part of creative editorial productions teams with brands like Vouge Italia, Glamour Magazine, mega girl-band 5th Harmony and superstars like Ciara.
After obtaining a degree in advertising from Maquette University – Post-college, Crystal skipped the ‘real world job system,’ choose uncertainty and dove into entrepreneurship at the ripe age of 21. She first spent her senior year of college helping launch the original ‘GoGeddit’ business, as the creative director. She later moved to Los Angeles for an intensive director’s apprenticeship working under internationally renowned music video director Hannah Lux Davis learning and refining her craft in filmmaking, orchestrating visions for popstars making music video treatments.
Crystal is the co-founder of her production company Bast Pictures and the movement BeautyEverywhere.co. She is currently focused on teaching the art of Instagram Influence, in her online training and academy ‘Insta on the Rise’ and dedicated to living an abundant life as a creative leader, visual storyteller, and a spiritual mentor to women who want live and create from the rhythm within their awakened hearts … or as she sums it up: women who want to experience #BEAUTYEVERYWHERE.