Elizabeth Reyes

HEAD HONCHO / FOUNDER - LITTLE NOOK STUDIO

I am a visual artist that runs a one-woman creative studio that focuses on producing authentic content– leveraging meaning, aesthetics, and utility to bring stories to life.

What inspired you to start your business?

I loved helping big business bloom and grow during my FT job but knew that smaller businesses didn't have the same opportunities / budgets to get ahead so I decided I would take on passion projects that could gain from my experiences/ skills. Hopefully when those businesses become Big businesses they will come back to me as repeat clients :)

What is something you would say to someone who is struggling in their first few years of business? Is there something you struggled with and learned from in those first few years?

I would recommend doing what works best for you. I believe this is the most authentic way of running a business. If you're a night owl, adjust your business hours to reflect that. If you need to take a day off to gain inspiration, go for it! If you don't enjoy constantly posting on IG, find what you do like sharing and only do that. Quality over quantity! You don't have to have everything figured out all at once. Learn as you go, and do what works FOR YOU.

What hobbies, causes, or activities are you passionate about aside from your work?

Though I do some product photography / content creation as part of my business I am also a concert photographer in the Bay Area. I've been doing it for over 6 years and it's never a dull experience since you don't really know what to expect at each show. Definitely keeps me on my toes and that's what I love about it! As for causes, I run a small print shop called "She Se Puede" which focuses on empowering the unapologetic Latina and the LatinX community.

Image Credit: Elizabeth Reyes / Littlenookstudio.com / @little_nook_studio