Today we’d like to introduce you to Aleah Hosea.
Hi Aleah, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started decorating the walls of the Wishbone Cafe, the restaurant where I worked as a server in her hometown of Montgomery, AL.
Since moving to California with my husband in 2018, I’ve made clothing and other art pieces for a wide range of celebrity clients, including “Basketball Wives” actress Jennifer Williams and performers Omarion, Bow Wow and Ying Yang Twins.
My most recent piece was supposed to be on Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s feet. Instead, it’ll be on his shelf.
I now works at Amazon while also running my own business, where I makes artwork including custom shoes and other pieces of fashion as wearable art. Last week during a visit by Jassy, I surprised him with a pair of shoes I designed and styled.
I was horrified to learn that they were not his size, but Jassy told me they were always going straight into a display case either way.
The pandemic didn’t slow my online-based Lollicake’s Design business. But as online scammers and skepticism spread over the past few years, I made more of an effort to connect with people one-on-one. I just get out and about so people can see my face.
You can see more at https://www.instagram.com/lollicakesfamousdesigns/
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road, with the pandemic and scammer on the internet creates a challenge.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I specialize in Art, custom clothing and shoes. I’m most proud of the obstacles and the people I’ve came in contact with such as ANDY JASSY the CEO of Amazon. My faith sets me apart from others, I believe whole heartily that GOD will put you in places you couldn’t even imagine, you just have to do your part as well and trust the process!!
Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
As far as advice for finding a mentor, I would say just know what kind of person you’re dealing with and if they match your energy, have common goals and really want to see you excel in life that’s probably your person or persons. That’s what worked for me. My mentors are my family members such as my husband, Grandmother, Auntie and big brother and my good friend Akari.
- Email: Aleahl.email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lollicakesfamousdesigns/
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/AleahHosea