Today we’d like to introduce you to Dean Chambers.
Dean, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I had two passions back then, art and technology! In high school I was often featured in local exhibits and showcases for my watercolors, charcoal sketches and prints. It also wasn’t until high school I realized that I could draw art on my computer using professional software. I quickly developed a reputation for developing striking graphics and materials.
In college, I learned about advertising and public relations, realizing that graphic design was truly what I wanted to do in life. I created mixed marketing campaigns for my university as well as local businesses. I would often hire other creatives to do photography for these campaigns. I saw the need to become a photographer so that I could maximize my efforts.
While obtaining my graduate degree, I started thinking big picture. I dove head first into branding companies, which led me to branding for in higher education institutions. This included creating logos, marketing materials, videography and photography primarily.
My professional career followed the branding side of advertising, ultimately becoming the Creative Director for the City of Miami Beach. My personal company started focusing more on photography. Thus, MiamiDean Photography & Design was born.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I run into obstacles everyday and I love it! Without obstacles, problems and failure, there would be no barriers to break, no problems to solve, and no stories of success.
Having a business in a saturated market such as Miami is a lot of work, but like I tell my clients… trust in the process!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the MiamiDean Photography & Design story. Tell us more about the business.
MiamiDean Photography & Design is a Miami-based agency. MiamiDean was created to be different, edgy, and stylistic, but yet clean and done with the basic principles of photography and design. Our product is vibrant and punchy, representing the Miami culture, flavor and lifestyle.
Created by Dean Chambers in 2013, MiamiDean isn’t your typical agency. We are here to truly help our clients achieve high-level quality work that they may have thought was impossible, and yield results that almost seem like magic. We pride our selves on being problem solvers and thinkers, working around hard deadlines, budgets and anything else that may arise on a high impact assignment.
Dean Chambers saw a need in the industry. Many agencies claim to deliver high-caliber work under pressure, but rarely do. Often when other agencies do deliver on time, the work is mediocre with no sense of style or creativity.
Our client relations are our strongest attribute. People know and trust that we are here to really help them. That trust plus results delivered are our secret recipe. Trust between MiamiDean and our clients isn’t forced or fake. Therefore, If we are not a good fit for the client we will respectfully let them know, because no one wants their time or money wasted.
The passion is not learned, its a part of MiamiDean. The attention to detail is key when creating the perfect photograph or design. Our Adobe Certified Experts live by this philosophy, which is why we have award-winning photography and design.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck, I believe in hard work and consistency in order to achieve results. When you believe in luck, you leave your destiny up to chance… and I think that life choices should depend on more than that.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Success is achieving whatever you aspire to be. Then there are others who achieve even more than they thought was imaginable, Id like to think that’s who I am. Ultimately, there are levels to success. Whether your success is based on worldly or Godly objectives, you need consistency, excellence, integrity, purpose and to step out of your comfort zone to achieve it!
- Photography $75-$300
- Design $50-$300
- Website: www.miamidean.com
- Email: email@example.com