Behind the Hustle: Peyying Chi (@eventrawks)
Peyying Chi is the founder of Event Rawks an event planning and production company based in New York City. She was born in Malaysia and lived in Singapore, Sydney, Chicago and San Francisco, before she moved to New York City to work full time in the event industry.
Prior to being an event planner, Peyying worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche. However, she is always passionate about event industry, she is actively involved in many non profit organizations and local communities helping them organizing events. Currently, she is also a Marketing Consultant for Grace Gallo New York Italian designed clothing company and an Event Production Manager for Winter Film Awards.
Peyying is constantly seeking for new creative ideas to ensure each event is unique and special. Her expertise span over a wide range of skills, she pays great attention to details and is passionate for every part of the production and design process, she ensure every event is produced to the highest possible standards and transforms visions into truly unforgettable events.
“hi, my name is…”
The world knows me as( name): Peyying Chi
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: Peyying, Misschi (some people call me “Pey”, but I DO NOT like that)
I am wicked good at(brag!): making friends, listening and analyzing
Least favorite house chore: Vacuum
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Pastries
Favorite App: Yelp! It tells me where to get good pastries :p
Favorite quote: Must try everything at least once!
Job Title: Owner/Creative Director
Professional Superpower: Event planning, designing
My primary role in the events industry is: Taking over the headache of companies/individuals of their event planning nightmare.
Years in the events industry: 5
To me, being an event hustler means: Passionate about what you do, listen to others, appreciate and respect each other.
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are:
- Networking, words of mouth works way better than other old method of advertising
- Everyone with any background can be event planners.
How did you get your start in the events industry? Always passionate about event industry, woke up one day decided I should ditch finance and just do it!
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: People think one size fits all, they expect you to have a price and idea after telling you about their event in one or two sentences.
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I am a CPA and used to be an Auditor for (too) many years.
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: Singer
Text or phone call?: Call
Android or iphone?: iphone
Toilet paper roll – Over or under?: Does it matter??