We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Avalos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I really think risk taking is a habit you need to get comfortable with when owning a business or working full time freelance. Taking risks can be super scary but the rewards can be really big! I can’t say how many times I’ve failed when taking risks but I’ve also succeeded largely because of risk taking. I would say risk taking definitely comes with the entrepreneurial terrority. You gotta get comfortable with it. You’ll soon realize it’s part of the process and it’s also what helps you succeed!
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?
I am the business owner behind Threeologie! Threeologie is a handlettering studio that focuses on providing handlettering services to brands but also as a business resource for artists looking to build businesses for themselves! I’ve gotten here from a lot of hard work and struggling. But it has definitely been worth it! There have been a lot of tough times but in the end it’s definitely worth it. I’m super excited right now because Threeologie has been growing a lot this year and I just released a course that had over 500 students enroll. So I’m really excited to share my knowledge with other businesses/artists and help them grow! So that really pushes me. I love seeing other artists succeed and I love showing them that there’s a different path you can take besides working for someone else.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting we would definitely hit up a bunch of food spots! We would definitely need to have dinner at Follerios in Highland Park (I’ve been going there since I was a little kid). I would also take them to Main Chick Hot Chicken, Stray Cat Poke, and Dog Haus in Pasadena. I have so many food places I love around here! We would need to stop by for a movie in the park at Historic Park. I would also take them to Angel City Brewery in DTLA and a new Brewery in Pasadena called Cervecería Del Pueblo in Pasadena. We would get some ice cream at Salt and Straw too! The Huntington Library is also a must! There is just so many good places I can go on and on.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shout out to Thomas Brown! He’s my partner in life but also he’s been my number one fan when it comes to owning my own business. He’s also an entrepreneur who is working really hard towards making a name for himself in the video game industry. So watch out for A6 Games and Breakstep Studios in the near future! He deserves credit because he’s the one who pushed me to start my own business!
Credit to Natalie Avalos | Threeologie