Ian Michael Crumm has built an enviable career out of traveling to gorgeous locales, staying in posh hotels and donning luxury brands. A natural networker, he’s made a name for himself as a social media influencer, lifestyle expert, creative consultant and blogger, partnering with mega brands like Lacoste, Google, Bloomingdale’s and American Express.
I always have the best time and diverse dishes at Boku Supper Club in Philadelphia.
My mom, my Glamie, my sister, and of course, Lady Gaga. I have this thing with surrounding myself with strong, loving women.
Last time you did something for the first time?
This summer, I went to Iceland with my sister. We went ice hiking on one of the largest glaciers in Europe.
Best mistake you ever made?
Deciding not to go pre-med my senior year of high school, even though I had taken AP Calculus and a plethora of science classes. Instead, I listened to the creative voice inside, declared Communication as my major at Drexel and ventured into the digital content world.
Favorite Drexel memory?
Seeing life come full circle. I met my friend and content partner Mollie Snyder our first day of freshman year in Professor Ron Bishop’s class. Mollie and I work together now (although she lives in Shanghai) and I’ve come back to campus to speak in Ron’s various classes.
Best place the job has taken you?
In 2015, I went to Beijing to visit Mollie. I was featured in an editorial shoot at the Four Seasons Beijing hotel to profile my website and fashion channels.
What are the best qualities a person can have?
Kindness, empathy, groundedness, great personal hygiene.
What gives your life meaning?
What gives meaning to my life is constantly changing, and as a creative, I’m continually on the search! But in this moment, I enjoy taking things that come naturally to me, such as grooming and fashion, and making a positive change in other people’s lives — using what could be seen as superficial to create a new strength and confidence in others.
What is your favorite of the five senses and why?
Smell. The brain’s ability to associate smell with memory is incredible. From the crisp air atop a glacier in Iceland to the vanilla perfume my Glamie wore when I was a child, certain smells stick with you and conjure up fond memories.
If you had the time to learn any skill, what would it be?
I’d love to dedicate time to learning three or more languages.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
“Click Link in Bio: The Days & Nights of a Digital Dynamo”
What makes the world go ’round?
A mysterious combination of science and magic!