Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandi Lewis.
Hi Brandi, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I attended the Art Institute Of Philadelphia and graduated in 2005. I started making t-shirts in my dorm room and from there, my brand Syeko was birthed. I bought five T-shirts home to Baltimore and from those five t-shirts, my brand began to grow. Throughout the years, I’ve showcased at numerous fashion shows and hosted wearable art workshops. I have a showroom at the Motor House which is an art haven for artist to express their creativity freely in a safe environment. My garments are also sold at Katwalk Boutique located in fells pointe.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Syeko has not been a smooth road but I wouldn’t change anything because the bumps along the way has made me the strong woman I am today. Once I started to believe in myself and the gift God blessed me with, I began to move forward. When self-love fills your heart, it will spill over in all areas of your life. I am a strong believer that Love conquers all.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a wearable art designer that specializes in hand-painted sustainable and Vintage garments. I give garments life. I embellishments with paint pearls, brooches and glam. I am known for going Syeko on garments. For seeing the beauty in overlooked pieces and creating art. I love the form and fabrics of vintage garments. They remind me of how beautiful my grandmother looked in her outfits. I am most proud of never giving up on my dream. I have strayed away but when it’s a gift from God, it will never leave your heart. And It never did. So I never let go… We are automatically set apart from others because God only made one of us. He gave each of us a talent and it’s up to us to move forward with it. We all have a passion, a love, a dream that we want to move forward with. Now is the time to do it!.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Self-love, believing in my passion and never giving up has helped me to move forward with Syeko. Once I learned to trust myself things started to flow. Once self-love kicks in, it overflows to every area of your life. Also, I appreciate my clients so much and I show them. Without them, there would be no Syeko.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Www.syekodesignhouse.com
- Instagram: Syekodesignhouse
- Facebook: Syeko Design House
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