Quip + Ivy is in the business of optimizing social media. They help beautify clients Instagrams’ in order to drive more traffic to their accounts and ultimately help them attain more customers! IM Boston sat down with the mastermind behind it all, Jennifer, to learn what inspired her to create Quip + Ivy.
I grew up in Carlisle, MA which is 45 minutes outside of Boston. When I was 23 years old, I moved to Seattle, Washington and lived there for 5 years (with a quick stint in England for a year). In 2013, I moved back to Boston.
Three words is tough. Creative, Witty + Energetic.
Thank you! I’m so glad you like it! It took me awhile to come up with it. I wanted to pick two words that both held their own, but also sounded good together. I wanted one word that had to do with my business, which is how I came up with quip. It means a witty or funny remark made in the spur of the moment, which I feel has a strong connection to social media. I wanted the other word to have something to do with nature because it’s always such an inspiration for me. Originally, I thought of ivy because of how it grows and grasps to things; I thought of it like networking. When I researched ivy more, I found adjectives like strong, vibrant, loyal, true + wild. Ivy seemed like a perfect fit and quip + ivy stuck.
This one is hard because I’ve been lucky enough to have incredible and inspirational people around me my whole life. I think “believe in yourself” is the best advice I’ve gotten and that anyone could give you. Building self-confidence allows you to convince others to believe in you and therefore sets you closer to your goals and continuing success. In most cases we don’t know exactly what we’re capable of, but believing in yourself is the what pushes you to find out.
This is easy because the answer hasn’t changed since I was a toddler. People and Food have ALWAYS made me happy. Those two things have been a constant source of excitement and enjoyment in my life and something that won’t change.
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