Paul Thelen

Paul graduated from Minnesota State Mankato with a BS in History and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. His passions include movies, writing, music, books and sports — he’s a perpetually downtrodden Chicago Bears fan. Paul has an orange cat named Marquis who is rather charming when he’s not causing mayhem around the house.

How did you come to be at Snap?

I was looking for another opportunity to continue gaining experience in the content marketing world and found myself attracted to Snap’s awesome company culture and exciting list of clients.

What do you do for Snap?

At Snap I work as a Copywriter. The day of a copywriter entails writing and editing content for clients. In doing so I also conduct a lot of research to anticipate potential topic and user behaviors.

What do you like most about your role?

I enjoy the wide array of clients at Snap. Learning about new clients and discovering their unique voice is a true joy in working as a copywriter. Another part of my job that I love is learning more and more about SEO. I’m a bit a data nerd, so breaking down search analytics and and conducting keyword research is always fun.

What do you like most about Snap?

We have delicious cold brew coffee and our office is dog friendly, so there’s all sorts of cool pups running around the office. Everyone is genuinely kind and always willing to help out. It’s a great team full of like-minded Game of Thrones nuts like myself!

What inspires you?

I find inspiration in the path that people take to find success. I’m especially inspired by great individuals who achieved their goals despite repeated failures and discouraging events. Their gritty determination paired with their unrelenting self confidence is something I aspire to.  A few examples would be Einstein, FDR, Winston Churchill, F. Scott Fitzgerald and LeBron James.

What was your first concert?

The first concert I saw was a lineup of Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Chingy. I was 13 and almost certainly too young to be there, but it was a memorable experience to say the least!

What can you never leave home without?

I’m a bit of a cliche Millennial when it comes to my cell phone dependency. When I don’t have it I have a fear that something enormous has happened in the world, and that I’m the only one who isn’t in the know. Hi, my name’s Paul and I’m addicted to my cell phone.