Name the biggest challenge you have had in growing your business. How did you solve it?
The biggest challenge for a production company is business development. I actually started a blog specifically to meet that need. It is really fun and exciting to reconnect with creatives by featuring them on our blog. The blog not only showcases their talents, but it helps to advertise the Plaid Pony name.
What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?
My 'big break' was being given the opportunity to produce a large fashion show at the age of 17 in Dallas, TX. I had over 15 designers, 30 models and complex choreography. At the time, I had an amazing mentor who believed in me and gave me the chance to take on the show alone. This was my first experience with production and from that event I knew I wanted to make it my career. After college I landed a great job producing photo shoots. I absolutely loved what it required to bring a production to life and that passion is what I enjoy teaching my team.
Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession:
My advice to young creatives is: #1 Be nice...to everyone. You never know where you or that other person will end up in 1 year, 5 years or 20 years down the road. People who I used to manage are now hiring me. 'Don't burn bridges'. #2 Never stop learning. Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new. Be humble and realize that there is no way you will ever know everything. I take pride in the fact that I learn from all experiences, good or bad.#3 Have fun. The only way to truly be successful is to enjoy what you do. When the job is no longer fun, you are no longer in the right job.
What is your MOTTO in life?
Be positive. Everyday you will encounter something or someone who will bring you down. Try to take a positive spin on it and don't forget to smile! I believe that what you put out there in the world will eventually come back to you, so I try really hard to treat people with respect and send out positive energy.
What do your parents think you do?
Boss people around, which isn't really far from the truth! As a producer you do have to be a little bossy sometimes. :)
Full Name: Stacy Scarsella
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