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Erica Francis

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Erica is a Jane of All Trades and brings a diverse skill set to Trend Hunter. Education wise, she has earned a diploma in Fashion Business from George Brown College and a degree in Marketing with a minor in Law from Ryerson University. When it comes to careers, she's had the opportunity to work in fashion, analytics, banking, and marketing. She truly is both left-brained and right-brained.

Trend hunting came naturally to Erica. While in university she found a way to connect her love for fashion with her education in marketing. Recognizing the impact of social media in its early stages she capitalized on it in 2009 and launched her first blog based on fashion and lifestyle.

Although Erica is a Toronto native, after moving to the UK for half a year, she now considers England her second home. Her passion for traveling is undeniable and she loves discovering new places and cultures. In her down time you'll see Erica chasing fun experiences like taking dance classes, trying new restaurants or attending one of a kind events.

What is unique that's not in your bio?
My love for travel has taken me to every majorly inhabited continent in the world.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Being able to pay for my first car and my education, including my university exchange to the UK, and still graduating debt free.
How do you define cool?
I think the concept of "cool" is really subjective but the underlying aspect for me is a level of confidence exuded by a person or brand.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Curiousity.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
The insane amount of content that shows you how innovative and diverse humans are.
What is your favorite trend?
Divergent fashion
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Research! You need to take the time to understand your topic.
How do you reset to be creative?
Recently I disconnected myself from social media for a month and in doing so I found new ways to keep myself busy.
What inspires or excites you?
Seeing opportunities where I can be creative and be able to learn about topics I find appealing. Music, being with amazing people, traveling....really the list can go on.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Digital passports (one can hope)!
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Stereotype-Defying Healthcare Ads
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Humorous Innuendo Ads
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Coaching Basketball Sleeves
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Missing Letter Ads
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Soulful Visual Albums
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Forgettable Celebrity Ads
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Personified Food Pop-Ups
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Comedic Rap Releases - Kevin Hart's 'Chocolate Droppa' Character is Releasing a Real Rap Album
Comedic Rap Releases
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Daring Granny Documentries - Grandmas Smoke & Get Introduced to Youth Culture on This Channel 4 Show
Daring Granny Documentries
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Inconsiderate Donor Ads - 'Donate Life' Shows Even Rude People Can Save Lives with Organ Donation
Inconsiderate Donor Ads
'Donate Life' Shows Even Rude People Can Save Lives with Organ Donation
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Curvy Athlete Denim Campaigns
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Familial Fast Food Commercials - McDonald's South Africa Focuses on Sibling Love in This Commercial
Familial Fast Food Commercials
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Fast Food Luggage Ads
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Criminal Car Rental Ads - This Commercial Features Prisoners Escaping with a Rented Car
Criminal Car Rental Ads
This Commercial Features Prisoners Escaping with a Rented Car
Interactive Koi Ponds - This Digital Pond Features Dancing Fish Interacting with People's Movements
Interactive Koi Ponds
This Digital Pond Features Dancing Fish Interacting with People's Movements
Celebrity Storytelling Ads - 'Wild Turkey Bourbon' Shows Its History Through Authentic Short Films
Celebrity Storytelling Ads
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Floating Kitchen Installations - This Art Installation is Built Upon Pots and Plates
Floating Kitchen Installations
This Art Installation is Built Upon Pots and Plates
Earthquake Memorial Museums - This Landscape Museum Mimics the Wenchuan Earthquake Fault Lines
Earthquake Memorial Museums
This Landscape Museum Mimics the Wenchuan Earthquake Fault Lines
Abstract Beach Saunas - This Futuristic Wooden Sauna Gives Patrons Views of the Ocean
Abstract Beach Saunas
This Futuristic Wooden Sauna Gives Patrons Views of the Ocean
Deconstructed Desert Housing - Sanjay Puri Architects Developed LEGO-Like Housing Units
Deconstructed Desert Housing
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Artist-Inspired String Chairs - This Two-Seater is Based on Leonardo da Vinci Sketches
Artist-Inspired String Chairs
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Selfie-Inspired Cocktails
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Smart Home Wi-Fi Controls
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Fruit-Shaped Treehouses
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Anti-Abuse Beer Ads - 'Cerveza Tecate' Defines Men By How They Treat Women in This Commercial
Anti-Abuse Beer Ads
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Oceanic Audiovisual Exhibits
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Exam-Based Brand Activations
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Anime Hunting Game Features
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Multi-Use Sleeping Bags
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Sophisticated Athletic Wear
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Olympian 3D-Printed Shoes
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Giant Squid Art Installations
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Tribal Headwear Mirrors
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Oceanic Luxury Car Designs
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80s Feline Commercials
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