We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Law and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, what do you attribute your success to?
Success is such an interesting word, and for me, the definition has evolved over time. When I first moved to LA, the idea of success was working with the biggest Artists on large productions, proving that my success was somehow tied to the project. After working with Artists like Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, or Megan Thee Stallion, it didn’t necessarily define my success but prove my level of work. What I now view as success is creating work that will shift culture, redefine a value system that the media has perpetuated, support the art of the next generation, and shed light on stories that may not be told otherwise. This shift in perspective is the most important factor behind my success because it is driven by the integrity of the work and not the size of the project.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In my opinion, my story isn’t unique to most people who move to LA with a dream – one suitcase, no work, and a handful of friends. What I believe sets me apart is my curiosity and ability to step into multiple roles and departments without fear. I refuse to put myself into one category, and I do that by exploring the multi-disciplinary sides of creation. Los Angeles has really fostered this curiosity and pushed me to my absolute limit, forcing me to look at my work and identity in ways that no other city can. Learning how to become comfortable in the discomfort is one of the biggest challenges & lessons I have learnt being a Creative living in Los Angeles.
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.
In a post pandemic itinerary, my favorite places to take visitors are – the Huntington Gardens, Leimert Park, Atwater Farmers Market, Elysian Park, County Line Beach, Little Tokyo, Slauson Swapmeet, Sleepers Vintage, and any and every taco truck/stand.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dedicate this shoutout to my Parents for their endless support, guidance, and understanding. Without them I would not be the person I am today.