Meet Your Pocket Partners
Mae Claire Cosico
Founder & CEO
I am the founder and very first Pocket Partner. In the midst of all the data-driven algorithms and analytics involved in small business and digital marketing, I am an artist and storyteller at heart.
Before starting My Pocket Partner, I hopped around all types of jobs related to marketing, social media, SEO, website development, design, PR, and sales (Heck, I even had a license to sell life and health insurance at one point!) until I really settled into my position as a project manager for a digital marketing agency. I was able to gain even more marketing experience in other niche industries such as food, beauty, entertainment, technology, medical, health, and real estate.Read More
So how did I get into this crazy world of starting small businesses? Well, my first high school t-shirt business venture, BABY♡DOLL. was a flop. I got my first real taste of entrepreneurship when I started 愛Ichigo Latte Made & Butler Cafe. Working with a team of eclectic, talented individuals who helped me create a brand from the ground up for almost 3 years, the cafe became my pride and joy. Alas, we all went to college and collectively made the decision to disband. After initially going for a 6 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Sciences, I spent most of my days fuming over chemistry equations and drug interactions although my heart had always belonged to telling stories.
I switched to the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business program while attending an acting conservatory at Playhouse West. I also worked as a freelance singer and model and built my own brand from the ground up just to get a little bit of money here and there while taking on several internships related to my newly-minted degree choice.
Now, I am growing My Pocket Partner to its fullest potential while pursuing my dream of becoming a working actor. Interested in keeping up with my acting career? Check out maeclaire.com and you can see how I put all my experiences to the test!
Co-Founder & COO
I am the Co-Founder and COO for My Pocket Partner. For the last 4 years, I have dedicated my time in corporate logistics with one of the world’s largest retail companies and building start-up facilities from the bottom-up. After having a taste of the corporate world, I’m determined to create something of great value that will allow me to choose how and when I want to work.
I pride myself on my abilities in leadership, strategy, team-building, and producing data-driven results while creating strong organizational infrastructures. Critical thinking and problem-solving are my favorite aspects of business development. My determination in seeing something through from start to finish is unrivaled.Read More
Additionally, I have pursued a variety of small business ventures with the founder of My Pocket Partner. Since I have a heavy interest in the digital and electronic arts, I hope to pursue my passion of becoming a voiceover artist and taking on a larger role in the e-Sports community. Under the name Ace0fClubs0001, I have amassed over 1 million views being involved in several animation/video game voiceover collaborations, and have been included as a top finalist in local East Coast Tekken tournaments.
Partner & Paid Media Specialist
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 and have been building my career in marketing ever since. After serving as the Chief Operating Officer for NXTFactor, I started my own creative marketing agency, True Blue Creatives.
Our Official Partner
True Blue Creatives opened in 2020 with the goal of helping businesses of all sizes reach their full potential. My Pocket Partner works hand-in-hand with TBC to recommend services that we believe will maximize our clients’ growth. Through branding, digital marketing, website development, and paid ads, TBC’s team is a one-stop shop for businesses to grow their brand and customer base. http://truebluecreatives.com/
Web Developer & Designer
I am a graphic designer based out of Southern New Jersey and I’m here to bring your creative ideas into reality! I specialize in illustration, graphical design, and web design and have experience in animation and interactive design. I’m capable of producing a variety of design styles ranging from cute hand-drawn illustrations to marketing materials for corporate-style businesses. I am always open to new creative projects and expanding my skills and knowledge.
I am a second-generation Filipina and grew up with conservative parents who have always wanted me to pursue a career in the medical field. Whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always confidently answer with “I want to be an artist!”
It wasn’t until I entered middle school when I found out about the digital design industry and was determined to be apart of it. During high school, I learned there were a few different paths I could take with graphic design and struggled with what I wanted to specialize in. I decided to go to college for graphic and interactive media design, graduated at the top of my class and earned a Bachelor of Science in Media Design. I’ve since grown into a creative professional and currently work as the Digital Communications Manager at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing leisurely video games, working out, watching anime or trash TV and spending time with close friends.
Hello, Yumi here! Originally born in Hong Kong but raised in Vancouver, Canada since I was 3 years old. My pronouns are she/her. I have a huge love for animals – hence why I have 4 dogs at home! My career background was mainly in Veterinary Technology which I did for 11 years and also an educational background in HR Management as I always wanted to tap into business.
I had a fair share of the 9-5 lifestyle, but after doing that for over 10 years, I soon realized I had to take matters into my own hand. This is where my path in entrepreneurship began. My biggest goal in life is to make a difference and to be able to change my family’s legacy to leave an impact on others’ lives. Outside of My Pocket Partner, I’m a Virtual Assistant – also known as a jill of all trades and super excited to officially be working as an Project Manager for My Pocket Partner!Read More
The one quote I live by is: ” You are the creator of your own destiny.” There is no limitation in life, it’s you who limits yourself. Take everything you have learned and show off your skills because you never know what is waiting for you on the other side. Learn more about me at www.yumitsui.com.
Social Media Manager
Hello, I’m Sophia! I’m a graphic designer based here in the Philippines. My pronouns are she/her. I specialize in illustration and layout, and I’m currently learning UX/UI design as a side hobby.
You can usually find me working on my Notion dashboard or making layouts for planner printables for my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/
Born and raised on Ramaytush Ohlone land (San Francisco), Katie Quan (she/her) is a third-generation Chinese American. She is an artist, community advocate, and educator. Born into a family who found joy through the arts, it was no surprise that Katie, too, developed a love for drawing, writing, and storytelling. Today, she is the creator of GenerAsian, an illustration-based web series that works to Asian American history accessible to all. Her creative platform, REALSOUL, shares and explores moments and movements of solidarity and intersectionality from the perspective Asian America. Learn more about her work: www.realsoul.us.
Social Media Assistant
Hello, I’m Lanie! I am Vietnamese born, but raised in America for all my life! My pronouns are she/her. I graduated from Full Sail University with a B.S. in Film Production in 2019. When I am clocked out of My Pocket Partner, I am designing or working on products for my small business, ShiningStar.Co. (https://www.instagram.com/shiningstar.co/).
I wanted to give marketing a try, as I’ve experienced a bit of marketing with my small business. I’ve always loved meeting new people and building new networks with others because of marketing and social media. I can’t wait to see what My Pocket Partner has for me in the future!