Beautifuls, some of you are familiar with VizionGFX from a previous spotlight. Recently VizionGFX gave an old logo of mine a face lift. The result was so pleasing, I had to highlight the business and its owner, @JayomegaSO again. Take a moment to read the Q&A and learn more about Jay aka “LiL Papi Ortiz” and VizionGFX.
Q. What is your name and where are you from? when business established, etc)?
A. Jayomega. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Currently residing in the Lehigh Valley area of PA.
Q. What was your inspiration behind starting your business?
A. I’m an independent hip hop artist. I started writing music when I was 13. One thing I always noticed about some of the hottest albums and mixtapes (especially the mixtapes) that were being released was that they had dope artwork to go with it, so I knew that when I started to release music, I had to have dope artwork as well. I couldn’t afford to pay for that quality of work as a teenager, so I knew that I would probably have to do my own stuff. When I was in high school, they offered graphic design classes, and I took them all. I released my first mixtape when I was 16, and I did the cover for it. The more I practiced, the better I got, and the more serious I became about it.
Q. What distinguishes your product/services from other brands?
A. My work is clean, sharp, and tailored specifically for each individual client’s vision. The purpose of #VizionGFX is to awaken one’s visual desires, and bring those visions to life.
Q. What challenges have you faced with starting your business?
A. People are extremely picky, and in most cases do not want to pay for the extra time that it takes to cater to that pickiness. It’s tough negotiating pricing when the intent is to be compensated for the worth of my work, yet not to overprice and miss out on the opportunity of having a repeat client. It’s hard to stick to firm rates when people constantly want change after change after change and expect there to be no up charge for them.
Q. What personal goals would you like to accomplish with your business?
A. I’d like to have a few larger scale clients that offer consisted and guaranteed work, particularly work that would be visible to bigger audiences, allowing for the opportunity to secure more and more one-off commissions. I’d like to be able to make a specific amount of money per month based on having that guaranteed work.
Q. Do you have any advice that you would offer to an aspiring entrepreneur?
A. Stay focused. Continue to learn, practice, and grow. Be consistent, and don’t compromise your work attempting to cut corners for a speedy result.
Q. And finally, how do we get our hands on your custom designs?
A. Follow me on Instagram @VizionGFX to see my current portfolio, and email me @ GFXVizion@gmail.com so that I can help bring YOUR vision to life.