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Meet Victoria Lizardo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Lizardo.

Hi Victoria, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hello everyone, my name is Victoria Lizardo; I’m 26-years- old. I am Latina. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and am a Creative Director / Marketing consultant. Growing up, I never really knew what I wanted to be or do, but I did know that I wanted to be someone in this world, meaning I want to leave my mark. That’s why I never gave up on myself despite the setbacks and pivots life takes you through. My parents worked hard, giving both my brother and me the life we have. Both of my parents grew up with single mothers. They didn’t have a blueprint for raising a family, but they never gave up on trying. I was taught that it’s okay to make mistakes or want to give up; even the best of us go through it, it’s what you do after that makes a difference, so I always kept pushing.

My story makes me feel like a diamond because it was under pressure where I learned to sharpen my skills. I’ve always been creative and a leader in my community. Growing up, I was a go-getter; I’ve been captain of both JV & Varsity sport teams I’ve played in during high school and class president of my graduating class, but it didn’t end there. Today, I’m incredibly proud to be an HBCU graduate and alumna from the illustrious Morgan State University and Founding President of the first Latino Student Association on campus, and the Founding President of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., The Morgan State University Associate Chapter. It might not seem like much, but Morgan State University is the first HCBU in Maryland to have a Multicultural Greek Lettered Organization on its campus. Thanks to the efforts that I along my line sisters made, we were able to make history. Being amongst the first girls to grow interested made me realize how much I enjoyed building a brand and watching it grow.

I graduated from college in 2019. By the end of that year, I had created a YouTube channel for my future projects because I didn’t want to lose my talent. Thus, Lizard Vision Production was born. Upon making the channel, I knew I wanted more for it, I began expanding the possibilities, and I was so excited. A few months later, the world was unfortunately affected by the COVID-19 virus. Being at home, I took the opportunity to expand my brand, so I created a Facebook and Instagram then my website and grew my small business through social media. It took a lot of research and learning, but it was worth every bit.

Throughout this entire time, I took myself through the journey of becoming a small business owner. I’m grateful for this step. Today, I can say I’ve helped with creating personal projects, capturing celebratory moments, helping build brands and marketing assets for small businesses in the Baltimore and DMV area. Although I currently focus on these skills, my real goal is to become a well-known creative director. I truly enjoy making my projects come to life. I’m still young, and I’m hopeful for the future. Although I’ve done so much, I still have so much more to learn. The key to life is to accept that you’ll always have something new to discover the world evolves, and to be honest; you never know what you can learn by just living life.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not been a smooth road; college was not easy for me mentally or physically. Sexual violence on college campuses is a serious issue that, unfortunately, I am no stranger to. Going through trial and error to figure out what works when making decisions was a significant factor and led me to have some challenging times. Break-ups, losing friends, not feeling efficient. I’ve gone through it all. That’s why my cover picture is of me engulfed in fire with a phoenix on my chest. I felt like I allow myself to rebirth every time life takes me down. My advice on facing challenges is to find a healthy outlet to release that energy. Art, literature, music, exercise, dance, journaling, anything! But don’t keep those emotions suppressed inside of you; it’s just not healthy. I practiced my craft and learned techniques which later helped me become more efficient in my small business and helped me feel better because I got things done!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I love to do creative projects, and I’m savvy with my skills. I know videography, photography, graphic design, as well as branding, and marketing. I use these skills to come up with vibrant and lively ways to express your services and skills. What sets me apart from others is my drive and open mind when starting new ideas. I will find a way to get things done and I’m not scared to face a challenge. I want all my work to be a reflection of my very best. I learned how to take any service, project, or event and make art out of it. As an artist, I listen to my clients. If you came to me, it is because you like my skills but what will make you come back is you will appreciate my service.

Alright, so before we go, can you talk to us about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
People can support me by following my social media pages on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Another form of support is reaching out if they need any service and are in the Baltimore & DMV area. If you ever would like to collaborate, send me a DM or email me at lizardvisionproduction@gmail.com.

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