We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazmine Limbrick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jazmine, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Design is all about risk taking and getting the most bang for the clients buck. Everyday is unpredictable considering I never know what is going to be asked, or what design opportunity will come my way, for me this is the best part of my career! Deciding to work in the Tile and Stone industry is the best risk I’ve taken thus far. I always knew I wanted to do residential or commercial design, however I was never sure exactly if I would land in a large firm or Freelance design? Working in the lane I chose I was granted the access to see all sides or design, home building, and architecture from the comfort of one desk. Everyday I worked with the leading trades on their projects making selections closely with their homeowners. Serving the heavy hitters in the industry positioned me to serve homeowners without a paid designer in the best possible way after watching the legends that paved the way for me. Now clients hire me for what I do best, Interior or exterior finish selections, e-design, or remodeling projects. The JOAT philosophy has always been high risk high reward, it’s a scary place where you learn that it’s better to fail at trying than to never take any chances at all. I think about the clients that I’ve had who trusted the aesthetic beginning to end, sometimes their face screamed “oh hell no” but once they seen the vision come to life it changed to “oh hell yes” resulting in over all happiness. In this joy there is also moments of heartbreak when the client doesn’t want to take any risks, its hard to put your name behind something you did’t completely have the vision for. Design can become an extremely personal risky business that takes thick skin and an endless imagination that fuels itself naturally gathering inspiration for everywhere and in all things. Its my beautiful dark twisted fantasy and I try to Kanye it every time. I’m big on pieces, the room doesn’t have to be expensive just visually pleasing with one “pop” or “what is that” moment!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Jaz Of All Trades LLC or for short JOATCO started last year after building up the courage to finally branch out on my own with consulting. The very first day I marketed the website I was blessed with clients that had been waiting on me to bring life and vision to their spaces. Something that sets me apart from other interior designers or design consultants is that I did the dirty work. My experience with different companies taught me more than a text book or professor could. Being able to recite and provide technical knowledge past the glitz and glamor is my biggest flex. I’ve learned that you really have to risk it all if you want your business to be successful. I’ve done projects for my friends and family and made no money at all. This is how I know I was blessed with a true passion and drive for my consulting business. One thing I would like people to read and take from this is the space could be a corner in your home! If you need help with that corner call me!!! It doesn’t have to be a big project, JOATCO does it all!
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’d never imagine at 27 I’d become such a homebody! Going out has been a foreign language but the spots I go to have made a huge impact on where and when I take my friends and family out for a good time. The top of the top is Z on 23, Miss Carousels is also a staple, and Avant Garden is my outdoor and chill thrill! A few of my favorite spots to eat often are Glorias, Frenchy’s, Taste Bar, & BB’s during crawfish season. When I’m not eating out I get all my food from H.E.B & parks are a huge apart of my life, I love Nature. Buffalo Bayou is my favorite, the dog park at Allen parkway, and Hermans sunset view over looking the medical center keeps me sane and close to Mother Nature. Last but not least museums, lifes about learning and exploring, lets find something awesome!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly the entire design and home industry needs a shout out! Not only are we essential workers our minds never sleep. I’ve gotten so much mentorship, guidance, advice, and projects based off the connections I’ve made with NKBA, ASID, GHBA, and BIDG! The companies I’ve worked for also played a huge aspect in my success granted all the knowledge I got from them. Pomogranit + ADR took me under their wing early and taught me all things tile and stone, from that point I was able to land a position at Perry Homes Corporate office where they taught me how to coordinate selections for interior and exterior design from the flooring to lighting and all things in between. Moving forward from that QDI surfaces opened the door for me to design pools.