Talent Diaries
April 26, 2024

Talent Diarist #12 Tetiana: A Day in the Life of Creativity and Inspiration

Explore Tetiana's journey as a multi-talented creator in Houston, balancing modeling, photography, and more. Get inspired to pursue your passions with dedication!

Introducing Tetiana Strilets, a dynamic talent hailing from Houston, Texas. With expertise in modeling, content creation, photography, and videography, Tetiana's journey embodies creativity, resilience, and adaptability. Read on to find out how Tetiana shares insights from her diverse career, inspiring us with her unwavering determination and commitment to excellence!

Name: Tetiana Strilets (@st.tat

Talent (for e.g. model, actor, influencer, videographer etc): Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, UGC Creator 

Occupation (for e.g. Teacher/Model): Photographer 

Location: Houston, Texas USA

How long have you been a talent on TRF: 6 months & counting!

1. What inspired you to become a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator and how did you get started in the industry?

My journey in this industry began with a love for creativity and a desire to share it with the world. This also paired with showing people the true beauty of the products that I use, while experiencing the happiness that emanates from every brand I collaborate with is incredibly rewarding.

2. Can you walk us through a typical day in your life as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator from start to finish? 

7:00 - Wake up, morning routine, ensure my daughter is ready for school.

8:30 - Breakfast to fuel both my body and mind.

9:30 - Gym!

10:00 - Create content for brands. Each project is an opportunity to weave my perspective into captivating visuals in alignment to the briefs I’ve been given. 

1:00 - Editing is where the magic truly happens. I meticulously refine each piece of content, ensuring it meets the highest standards of quality and authenticity.

2:00 - Lunch 

3:00 pm - Spending time with my daughter.

5:00 pm - Start making dinner.

6:00 pm -  More editing/networking .

7.00 pm -  Eat dinner.

8:00 - As the day winds down, I adhere to my evening routine.

9:00 - Book/Movie/Cartoon.

10.00-11:00 - Bedtime!

3. Are you a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator full-time/part-time, or casually? And how do you manage your finances and what strategies have you found most effective?

I am currently in between doing this full-time & part-time. 

4. What types of brand partnerships have you worked on in the past, and how do you decide which collaborations to take on as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator?

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of collaborating with over 50 brands, each offering unique opportunities to explore my creativity. Some of these well-known brands are PAYOT, IGK, MDO, MAXAROME, and many more.

5. Can you share any tips for negotiating rates with brands, and how do you determine your own value as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator?

Negotiating rates with brands requires a delicate balance of confidence and professionalism. Personally, I determine my value by doing what I love with a big heart and a passion to never stop; while letting my work speak for itself. Emphasizing the quality and effectiveness of your work is paramount when negotiating. 

6. How do you stay updated with industry trends and best practices as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator, and what resources do you rely on for education and inspiration?

In an ever-evolving industry, staying ahead of the latest trends and best practices is paramount to success. I use platforms like Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram to stay inspired.

7. Have you faced any challenges or setbacks in your career as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator, and how did you overcome them?

Sometimes it’s difficult collaborating with brands that are uncertain about their needs or provide vague briefs. In these situations, effective communication and collaboration are essential. My approach when facing this challenge is to openly discuss and work towards the best solution for the brand. By ensuring alignment and clarity, we can meet expectations and deliver results that exceed them.

8. How do you achieve work-life balance as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator, even when life throws unexpected challenges your way?

I love life and firmly believe that every experience, whether challenging or joyful, serves a purpose. Each moment has contributed to my growth, making me not only stronger but also wiser.

9. How do you see the Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator industry evolving in the next 5-10 years, and what changes do you anticipate?

I would love to see more people in the industry prioritize authenticity, genuine connection and honesty over just solely selling products for the sake of it. This would elevate the integrity of content and transparency in the industry. 

10. Can you share any upcoming projects or partnerships that you're excited about, and how do you plan to continue growing your brand as a Model, Influencer, Photographer, Videographer, and UGC Creator?

I'm thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many popular brands, and I'm committed to ongoing self-improvement and upskilling. While no-one is perfect, I believe in striving to come as close to it as possible through dedication and continuous growth.

11. What advice would you give to aspiring Models, Influencers, Photographers, Videographers, and UGC creators who are starting out and looking to build a successful career in the industry?

Move a lot, watch a lot, work a lot, and never give up.

Tetiana’s remarkable journey, balancing the realms of modeling, content creation, photography, and videography exemplifies the potential of dedication, authenticity, and adaptability. Their story encourages us to pursue our passions, maintain unwavering determination, and forge our own unique path.

Are you inspired by Tetiana’s story? At theright.fit, we're committed to empowering exceptional talents like Tetiana and connecting them with brands and opportunities that align with their vision. Whether you're a talent ready to embark on your journey or a brand searching for the perfect model, content creator, or influencer, we invite you to become a part of our vibrant community

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