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Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson is the E-Commerce Marketing Director and in-house photographer at cupcakes and cashmere. A native of the Midwest, Kelly lived in L.A. for over a decade before moving back to Minneapolis / St. Paul in 2022. She has a Masters in Marketing from USC, loves science fiction, and can often be found wandering the aisles of Target. If you love books, follow her on Instagram at @hey_kellyj.

Where do you live? Minneapolis / St. Paul
What's your day job? I lead the Marketing team at C&C and manage our Shop website, which basically means that almost anything you see or read on shop.cupcakesandcashmere.com, I wrote/photographed/planned/put it there!
Cupcakes or cashmere? Funfetti cupcakes, always

A Few Questions! ✨

What’s playing on your Spotify right now? A playlist I made called "Best of Taylor Swift"... obviously
What's one thing you never leave the house without? A destination in mind
What's one quirk only your best friend would know about you? I’m pretty good at breaking the tension in a room by interjecting with a funny voice and a weird facial expression
Describe your perfect Saturday. Reading for a few hours, eating guacamole, and working on a project of some kind
Are you a morning person or an evening person? Both. When I lived in L.A. I was definitely a morning person and awake every day by 7am, but now that I live in the Midwest but work West Coast hours (ish), I tend to go to bed much later and sleep in a bit.
What are your favorite things to talk about? Books, ideas, time travel, The Bachelor franchise
How do you wind down after a tough day? Take a long walk and watch something I've seen 1,000 times.

⚡️ Lightning Round ⚡️

Favorite food: Salmon sushi and donuts, but probably not together lol
Favorite item of clothing: Jeans, obvi
Instagram or TikTok: I'm trying to get into TikTok, but doubt I'll ever post something there...
Thing you could do for hours and never get sick of: Read sci-fi books, scroll Pinterest for interior design inspo
One word friends would use to describe you: Curious?
What did you go to school for: Marketing (both times!). I have a Bachelors from The University of Denver and a Masters from USC
Favorite book: How can you ask me that?!?! It's actually impossible to choose just one, but right this moment it's Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.
Favorite movie: Still a tie between Inception and Interstellar