Meet the TJ SWIM team

Meet the TJ SWIM team

Posted by Leara Duldulao on

We would not be where we are without our TJ SWIM team! Each and every team member is valuable and places an important part in how we operate as a swimwear label. We appreciate all of our team members and would like to introduce you all to them! As we are an online brand, it will also help to put faces to the names and to give you an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of the gals who work hard to make sure you’re 100% happy with your new bikinis!

Tara Jane -  Owner & Director

Tara is the well known TJ from TJ SWIM. She is the owner, director and designer, and started TJ SWIM in her parent’s laundry in 2015. Since then, it has grown rapidly, being well known for premium quality 80/90s high-cut, brazillian bottoms. TJ SWIM has been spotted on numerous well known influencers, and celebrity a-listers including Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chrissy Teigen. TJ brings her passion for premium swimwear, positivity and kindness to the team and is always able to think outside the box. This is shown through the success and growth of TJ SWIM. She is also a self-confessed tea addict... and often buys the team sneaky office treats when she has a craving! When Tara isn’t working, she spends her free time at the beach, by the pool or binge watching tv shows, so if you’re wondering if you should watch something... she’s likely seen it and can give you her review! 
What is your favourite bikini trend?
80's/90's inspired high cut legs! I love how high cut bottoms elongate the legs and create the perfect Brazilian coverage.
What is in your beach bag?
Sunglasses, sunscreen, tanning oil and my TJ Swim water bottle and Turkish towel of course!
Where is your ultimate vacay destination? 
Maldives, Bahamas or Turks & Caicos - I'm a sucker for a tropical vacay!
What’s your favourite TJ SWIM bikini?
The Stas Bikini, it's my go-to minimal, thin-strapped bikini to minimise tan lines 

Elise, 2IC

Elise is TJ SWIM’s second in charge and ensures the warehouse runs smoothly. She liaises with our manufacturers for stock orders, handles PR collaborations and isn’t too bad with her sketchbook either! Elise is talented, very hardworking and social… She is often booked with multiple events every weekend, and is usually online shopping through the Iconic, ASOS or Verge Girl. She also doesn’t mind entering the whole team once or twice into a social media giveaway, and is the offices’ trusted storyteller. 
What is your favourite bikini trend? 
Textured fabrics and muted neutral tones
What is in your beach bag? 
SPF Tanning oil, a bucket hat and my TJ swim towel
Where is your ultimate vacay destination?
MEXICO! Sipping on coronas and margis on the beach is my vibe
What’s your favourite TJ SWIM bikini?
Toughy but at the moment would say the Kels in Mimosa or aqua the colours are just gorg and glow on tanned skin 

Jodi - Warehouse & Dispatch Assistant 

Jodi is our trusted warehouse and dispatch assistant. Every order is packed, and wrapped with love by her. Her attention to detail is amazing, and is also in charge of handling any returns or exchanges we receive. She has an infectious giggle, and is always ready to debrief on the latest Netflix tv show or movie! Jodi is also a shopaholic, and is guilty of having multiple orders being delivered to the warehouse...all on AfterPay of course! 
What is your favourite bikini trend?
Basic strapless top and thin strapped bottoms for minimal tan lines
What is in your beach bag?
Tanning oil, sunnies & Turkish towel, 
Where is your ultimate vacay destination?
Amalfi coast eating endless pasta and drinking cocktails by the beach
What’s your favourite TJ SWIM bikini? 
Definitely the Kels bikini 

Shannon - Graphic Designer

Shannon is our Graphic Designer aka Vis Wiz ;) She is extremely techy, and can use Photoshop with her eyes closed. She is responsible for all things graphic, and also designs our fortnightly newsletter. Hint, hint, if you aren’t signed up for our fortnightly newsletter...here’s your cue! She is well known for bringing an assortment of snacks everyday, and has a smile that brightens up the whole office!
 
What is your favourite bikini trend? 
Ribbed for sure
What is in your beach bag?
My sunnies, 30+ sunscreen, a good book, my UE boom, snacks & a double walled water bottle (of course).
Where is your ultimate vacay destination?
On my current budget? Sri Lanka. If money ain't an option? The Maldives
What’s your favourite TJ SWIM bikini? 
That's so hard to choose! If I had to choose my top 3 it would be the Coco, Talisa & Estelle.

Leara - Customer Service 

She has been with the TJ SWIM for a year and is all hands on deck in assisting customers with questions about orders, products and delivery. Leara works closely with Elise, in PR enquiries and assists in organising collaborations. She is trying to convince the office to become Tik Tok famous, and is usually on top of entering the office in social giveaways as well, and has a lifelong dream of being on Love Island UK. 
What is your favourite bikini trend right now?
My favourite bikini trend will always be fixed thin straps, for minimal tan lines. 
What is in your beach bag?
Always have SPF50+ sunscreen, lipbalm, sunnies, hat, TJ SWIM towel and a good book to read! And also water and snacks - I hate being hungry at the beach with no food options close by.
Where is your ultimate vacay destination?
Definitely anywhere and everywhere in Europe. If I had to choose, I would pick Croatia
What’s your favourite TJ SWIM bikini? 
The Leila! I love how adjustable and comfortable it is. It keeps everything in place! But I also love the Stas in Mimosa or Aqua, the colours are just too cute.