Creator High Fives is a series of interviews with real life content creators and influencers where they answer five quick questions about their influences and challenges. Get a real insight into what it takes to be a successful content creator.
This month we chat to one of my favourite creators of all time, Nick Makrides from The Scran Line. Nick is a pastry chef with an extraordinary aesthetic and over 1.5 million fans across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. His video and social output is tied together with carefully stylised, psychedelic imagery, lux production values and community engagement that is unparalleled.
Nick's first coffee table recipe book Sugar Rebels is available for pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/SugarRebels
Nick's Creator High Fives:
1. The best thing about being a creator is…
Creative freedom! I love that I can create the thing that I love and then share them online with my audience who will love them just as much!
2. I feel most inspired when …
I’m listening to music! In the car, in the shower, on my bike. Music gets my creative juices flowing and gets me pumped and excited for ideas that pop in my head!
3. My greatest challenge is…
Motivation! Working for yourself is amazing! You get to get out of bed when you want, take a day off when you want, its great! But with that comes keeping yourself in check! You have to make sure you’re not taking too many days off, not sleeping in too many mornings, that you’re keeping yourself organised and prepared for the day/week/month. You have to stay creative, stay relevant, push and challenge yourself and keep your audience interested. Staying motivated at times can be a bit of a challenge, but most of the time it’s just so much fun!
4. My dream collaboration would be…
Oh! Rosanna Pansino or Laura Vitale. Laura is an Italian American youtube cook who inspired me to start my youtube journey and Rosanna Pansino is an American Youtube cook who is just all round amazing at what she does. Even meeting them would be great!
5. If I wasn’t making videos I’d be…
The owner of a bakery. May still do that some day…
You can find out more about Nick, his cakes, his community and his incredible videos and images below. Go and be inspired!
Nick's book Sugar Rebels is available for pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/SugarRebels