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Tabata (Tab) Gordillo
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers | Sun Sign: Pisces
My favorite hobbies include doing yoga in my sunny living room, painting female silhouettes, dancing underneath a disco ball, and surrounding myself with folks who make me laugh.
I’m inspired by those who aren’t afraid to speak their mind. Vulnerability is so beautiful to me. I’m inspired by color and patterns, by the golden hour sun reflecting on the side of pink colored buildings. By all things green. I’m inspired by music, art, fashion, and anything that was created as an individual’s purest form of self-expression.
What do you do at Ciel?
I’m the marketing coordinator at Ciel. My primary focus is supporting my team in promoting our company’s brand through our social media platforms and our weekly newsletters. However, I get the chance to wear various hats at Ciel. From greeting and touring new clients and making sure our creative sanctuary’s aesthetics are on point, to helping produce editorial shoots, I get the opportunity to expand my palate and strengthen my skills, all while being exposed to all of the incredibly creative individuals that come in and out of our space!
What are your goals with this role?
My goals with this role is to nurture a warm, inviting, and supportive environment for anyone who walks through our doors. I also aim to strengthen our company’s brand, making us a household name within the creative community while also highlighting those creatives and sharing their inspirational stories. I believe the most impactful messages are those where humanity, vulnerability, and creativity intersect, and it’s our job as humans to keep those stories alive. With that being said, I want to make sure that all of the work I am doing is making a positive impact in our Bay Area community. By collaborating with local creatives and vendors, my goal is to curate events that elevate up-and-coming female identifying, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ artists, ultimately cultivating a safe space for folks to self-express with absolute freedom.
How do your past life experiences play a part in what you do at Ciel?
I have always found myself in spaces that celebrate humans and the arts. From my job as a multimedia journalist for the Arts and Culture section of my university’s newspaper, to my time working at a media nonprofit rooted in social justice, I always want to shine a light on the beauties that humans are capable of. I’m also an extremely extroverted person and human interaction fuels me! I love making connections and learning about people’s experiences.
Anything else you want the public to know about you?
One last thing I’d like to note is that I am a first generation Peruana. My parents brought me up celebrating my Peruvian heritage and I take so much pride in those roots. Community, good food, and musica Latina are at the forefront of my life. Catch me listening to reggaeton at all hours of the day.