The Wonderful World of Weed with Olivia Harris
Meet Olivia. She's a NYC based Creative Director and Brand Strategist now focused on the burgeoning Cannabis industry. She launched LEVO, the first premium kitchen appliance for infusing herbs in butter or oil at home, with it's founder, Chrissy, last September. We sat down with Olivia to learn a little bit more about the lessons she's learned, the risks she's taken and how she found herself in The Wonderful World of Weed.
Why do you do what you do?
I feel passionate about helping emerging + unique brands reach their audience. When LEVO came across my desk, I had no idea working in cannabis was an option! I immediately dropped everything and booked a flight to Colorado, and within weeks had launched our pre-order campaign. Bringing to market an easy option to infuse cannabis with at home is revolutionary in helping people treat issues like chronic pain & illness safely and easily.
What is one thing you hope never changes?
I never want to be a trope of Silicon Valley- I love working closely with a tight group of people and knowing what everyone is working on at any time. I like to run our social accounts and interact with customers. It allows me to stay very connected to the brand and product, even as we continue to grow.
When do you feel most alive?
This is a hard one! Let's say any one of the following:
1) Skiing through powder down a quiet, empty mountain
2) Rushing to the subway in a great outfit blasting St. Vincent
3) Playing hostess for a dinner party
What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you're so good at it?
I'm good at stalking people. If you can help me with a project, I'll find you and I'll slide right into your DM's (no holds barred).
What's the hardest lesson you've had to learn?
You can only control so much. No matter how hard you work on something, especially a physical product like LEVO, things can and will go wrong. Leave room for error and keep one foot in front of the other- refuse to lose momentum.
What's the title of the current chapter of your life?
The Wonderful World of Weed
You can follow Olivia on Instagram @TheBigOh