We had the good fortune of connecting with Loso F Perez, MFA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Loso F, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Prime Vice Studios provides services geared towards economic empowerment through the development of intellectual properties. We help ourselves and our community grow by taking concepts, ideas and narratives and processing them through the medium of sequential art into viable assets. We believe that owning and marketing our narratives empowers our community in an authentic and sustainable manner.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Prime Vice Studios is the premier sequential art company. Our motto is, “From conception to creation, we turn ideas into assets.” Our business is different from others in several ways. We are an art studio that makes its own productions for entertainment and education purposes along with providing similar services for our clients. These include our comics, merchandise and online tutorials. We are passionate about teaching, sharing knowledge and community development so our company also hosts workshops and have done several community activities, including helping produce a mini comic convention and participating on several panels throughout the world. Another aspect that sets our business apart is that we also help our clients prepare their assets for marketing and legal protection. We pride ourselves in being able to help individuals, brands, companies, organizations, etc in being able to bring their ideas into reality through our specialized skills. Originally when I was earning my MFA my intentions were to be an art professor but I soon realized the skills that I had acquired had so many business applications that I wanted to explore. When I set up my business it was because I felt there was a need for what I had to offer. Joining forces with other talented people allowed me to grow my vision. It was an easy choice to start the business because it did not take a huge investment or overhead but it has been challenging to build this unique business model. I am grateful that we have had many great opportunities to service others and hope to continue to do so in the future. The challenges we had to overcome came from using whatever resources we had available, starting small and remaining flexible. We have had to pivot many times and still have to do so to often to keep things running. I’ve learned that self-belief is very important for business development. You have to think and feel that you are doing something important and purposeful to stay motivated, especially during troubled times. I’ve also learned that opportunities will come from unexpected places. You can be as prepared as you want but things will always pop up. Being able to make the most of events (whether you see them as setbacks or advancements) can all be used to your advantage. I would like the world to know what is possible when you take what is seemingly nothing and turn it into something. This I apply to myself, my business and in how I approach my work. Growing up how I did I felt it was the only way to succeed. It has taken me this far. I am curious to know how far it will take me and others that I help, meet and bring along the way.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
MLK memorial area to honor one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Hankook Taqueria for best fusion tacos in Atlanta, Laughing Skull Lounge for stand-up comedy and dining at the Vortex, Piedmont Park and the Woodruff art museum, riding around town and showing various locations that filmed movies. Pollo Campero has the best fried chicken. 24 Hour Pho and cruising Buford Highway. Mellow Mushroom for pizza. Lil 5 Points for a taste of the Bohemian district, Ponce City Market for craft beer, Eat’s for roast chicken, Krispy Kreme for dessert and cruising Ponce for activities.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate a shout-out to my life partner Ananya Vahal, MFA for believing in my vision and being true supporter.. I’d also like to mention Dr. Wilfred D Samuels (RIP) for pushing me to be who I am today through his mentorship. May he continue to rest in peace.
Linkedin: Prime Vice Studios