We had the good fortune of connecting with Chubu Nwadiei and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chubu, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I first started I didn’t really have any thoughts other than to just start. As I grew and learned more my business began to evolve. I understood that owning my own work will allow me to do what I love and be in charge of my own time. I picked up photography pretty quickly and learned as much as I could. I completed my undergraduate degree in marketing at Texas State University. The things I learned there helped me to improve my business. Staying up to date with legal information and general best practices is important to me. Most important is treating people right and doing my best to create something notable.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Consistency is probably one of the biggest things for me. I think nothing worth having is going to be easy. I have definitely had my share of challenges and continue to as I keep creating, but the worst thing to do is stop. Though everything I have learned to just keep learning and keep working and keep growing. What I am most excited about is giving back. Taking Profits from my print sales and donating to Angels By Nature to give back to the Houston community. In all my work I enjoy helping individuals and businesses improve and reach their goals.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I don’t know about a whole week but there are a ton of great spots to check out in Houston. One of my favorite breakfast spots is The Breakfast Klub. They have great chicken and waffles there. For lunch, a little lowkey spot near Hobby is Burger House. They have amazing burgers here and the staff and owners are always friendly. For dinner, there are so many spots: Gus’s Fried Chicken, Lucielle’s, Sinh Sinh (they have the best duck), and Perry’s Steakhouse. Too many to name them all, but there are a lot of good spots down Bellaire on the southwest side. The Museum of Fine Arts is great. I always love the exhibits they bring. Buffalo Bayou Park, Japanese Garden, and the Galo are definitely some places we would visit too. The city is great because there is so much to do and so many great food options.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I love the people that I have in my corner to death. First and foremost shoutout to my parents, since I started they have always shown support and encouraged me to do my best, and I love them for that. In the way they live their life they have been a great example for me to follow. My sisters and my friends also play a big part. I really have a solid team of people I can depend on for anything. A lot of long phone calls and messages giving and receiving encouragement from friends and family. That has been essential to my success.
The images represent all that I do currently. Phots for individuals and businesses, a few screencaps of video work, and mockup images of my digital designs. All the photos and videos were taken by me including the image of myself.