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

Hi Terrelle, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My career choice allows me to express my artistic and creative skill through my work which I have always dreamt of doing. Each day there is something new, challenging and exciting to design/build. I love being able to bring to life people’s ideas and concepts that become moments they will remember forever.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Starting PS Event Decor wasn’t easy. You have all the doubt about failing but I believe that’s needed to push you beyond your limits and out of your comfort zone. I found myself up late at night thinking and planning on how to reach that next milestone. Also asking my friends and family their thoughts on what I should do and how to go about doing it. I learned many valuable lessons along the way. The biggest lesson I learned is to believe in yourself. Believe that you are capable, and you will surprise yourself with what you can do. Without all the support from my family and friends and all the amazing clients who trusted us to bring their vision to life and become a part of their memories I don’t think I would be where I am today. I have been given the opportunity to design and create a variety of props from grass walls to custom basketball displays. All our props are designed and created in house by hand which allows us to be very detailed and make them more personalized for our clients. I love what I do and I’m very passionate about it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If friends were in town visiting, I’d bring them to Ani Ramen to get Bao Buns and the best ramen. We’d definitely have to catch a museum like Artechouse or the KAWS exhibit in the Brooklyn museum. We would have to go to Harlem to explore, eat soul food at Sylvias or Amy Ruth’s and take in the culture that cultivates the area. We have to go to a few of my favorite Caribbean restaurants in Brooklyn, like Footprints, Suede and Tilly’s. I’d also take them to meet my childhood/neighborhood friends and we’d go to an event that I’d have to build something for so they can see my work in action.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank God for everything he has done for me in bringing me this far and never giving up on me when I gave up on myself.

I want to thank my friends Shekria Piard & Laica Clerge from S&L Event Productions for getting me started in this industry. If it wasn’t for them constantly asking me to design & build for their events I wouldn’t be where I am now. They were the first to ever come to me for any props.

I want to give a big thanks to my family. First my dad and my Uncle Derek for all the countless hours they have spent helping me complete projects and meet deadlines and for guidance on how to build some of the props. My Uncle Ran for all of the knowledge on how to run a successful business. My mom, sister, aunts and cousins for all of the creative input they have given. Lastly my three closest friends Dondre, Orlando and Romane for always encouraging me when I wanted to give up. They have been my biggest support system throughout this journey.

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