We had the good fortune of connecting with LaDarrius Hutcherson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi LaDarrius, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
My life is a sum of taking risks. Statistically speaking, the environment in which I come from is not set up for me to be great. Essentially, it’ was expected for me to fail, so I’ve always went against the grain and did things that society would not expect me to. I was the first generation college graduate in my family and everything leading up to that point were all risks. I believe in just going for it, whatever “it” is, just try it. I have never let hypotheticals keep me from being optimistic about my future and the potential I possess. After completing high school, every part of my life from that point on were all risks, from going off to college, completing college, starting a career, going back to college, starting a business, etc.. these were all things that had never been done in my family but someone had to take those risks and I will continue to be a risk taker and push the envelope so that the younger generation in my family can see that it can be done!

What should our readers know about your business?
I own a multifaceted graphic design company- LHUTDesigns LLC. My 2 year anniversary of being an established business is May 5, 2021. I would be doing a disservice to the readers to say that these past 2 years have been easy because it has not. I quickly had to realize that it was going to take more than just my talent to run this business but I had to have a continuous plan in place to be able to efficiently run my business and maintain a level of professionalism while doing so. For me, the biggest thing that sets me apart is my background in marketing & advertising and also my first degree was in Business which gave me the knowledge of the ins and outs of entrepreneurship.

I am most proud of the impact that I have made. The fact that the general public has an expectation that I will always produce great works let’s me know that I have done something right. It keeps me motivated and makes me want to keep getting better!

The biggest lesson has just been developing patience. It is extremely important to understand that when dealing with the public you will be dealing with different personalities and you have to be able to adjust and conform in a sense. It’s never personal, just business.

I would like the world to know that I’m just getting started. I plan to continuing to push my business to new levels. I’m not one to speak on things beforehand but I have so many exciting projects coming up, so just be on the look out.

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’m a very simple guy so I would most definitely make plans that involve all the things I love to do. We would most definitely visit a few brunch spots, Birmingham has some amazing brunch spots with great food and drink. One of my favorites is Roots & Revelry. I love hookah lounges so we would hit up Saferoom or Hush for a few drinks and hookah. I like to be adventurous at times so we could go for a hike a Moss Rock Preserve! Lastly, I love a good laugh so we can most definitely visit the Stardome Comedy Club for a good time!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this and give credit to the Birmingham City School system. I would describe my experience within the BSCC as one that taught me to make the best of everything! I spent all my time in school on the Northside of Birmingham in schools that weren’t looked at as the best but what I can truly say is that I had amazing educators that genuinely cared about my future and that wanted to see me succeed by any means. For me, BSCC taught me survival and made me understand no matter where you start, you can create whatever life for yourself that you desire. I will for forever be grateful for my experience /time there and to any kid that’s a product of BSCC just know that the sky is the limit!

Website: www.LHUTDesigns.com

Instagram: LHUT__ or @Lhutdeisgnsllc

Linkedin: LaDarrius Hutcherson

Twitter: Lhut__

Facebook: LHUTDesignsLLC

Youtube: LHUT TV

Image Credits
Photo Cred Jeremy Harris & Dave Walker

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