She’s Pretty and Black Owned: Meet Kia Drew

Kia Drew is your go-to creative that’s ready to help elevate your brand. Her main goal is to help your brand tell its story through visual content. With a background in creative direction and modeling, she is able to provide a photographic experience that will align your images with your business goals. Having an understanding of branding and strategy and a focus on product photography, Kia can help you create compelling content that will attract your ideal audience and grow! 

What inspired the start of “Stock Studio”?

I had been blogging for a bit and began doing trade for shoots. Where I would get free products in exchange for a few photos. Eventually, I thought: what if brands could use the content on a consistent basis as opposed to exchanging a few photos at a time? In 2028 I began to send emails or messages to brands with my packages and it was well revived! From there I grew and began shooting brands with creative photographers to produce original content. 

What has been the biggest challenge of running a brand like ” Stock Studio “?

The biggest challenge for running this type of service has been having brands see the importance of investing in the business for long-term growth. It’s more than just a pretty picture. Photos are a key component of a brand story and need to represent what the brand is all about. 

How does “Stock Studio ” impact the community?

Stock’d Studio impacts the community by providing affordable avenues for small businesses to market their products/services as well as a space for other creatives to showcase their talent and build their portfolio.

Can you share the importance of brands having appealing visual content?

It is imperative to have appealing visual content. It’s what’s going to attract your audience, connect your brand to them and eventually convert them to loyal customers. 

Where do you hope to see your brand in the next 3-5 years?

In the next 3-5 years I see Stock’d Studio helping more brand owners grow their businesses and have a physical creative space for content creators, events, and production to take place.

What advice do you have for the next generation of entrepreneurs?

My advice would be to embrace all parts of the process. Entrepreneurship is not always easy and many challenges will appear. Having resiliency and the discipline to succeed will carry you through when motivation won’t.

What does being “Pretty and Black Owned” mean to you?

Pretty and black-owned to me means having a beauty about yourself that transcends past physical beauty and into your character and how that comes across in your black-owned business 

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CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

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