HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
You Belong Here is a space for creatives to connect with other like-minded individuals and businesses. We want to encourage our community to teach, learn, connect and support one another, all with the goal of helping you grow your business and brand.
PHOTOGRAPHERS & PRODUCT-BASED BUSINESSES
Our 14ft x 12ft open-air photo studio is ideal for headshot sessions, creative portraits and product photography. The space is painted bright white and features incredible natural light from the adjacent north-facing windows. For smaller projects, you can use our roaming product photo station to capture unique items.
Want to conduct private interviews or provide your audience with business tips? Reserve our podcast recording studio, equipped with four XLR microphones and a USB mixer that can be plugged into any laptop.
Want to test out some new painting techniques with a fellow member? We encourage you to take advantage of our large workbenches, natural lighting, and industrial sink.
WORKSPACE & INSPIRATION
Our open-concept floor plan is ideal for freelance creatives who need a place to get work done, spread out materials for crafting/illustrating/brainstorming, and collaborate with others on new projects.
Creatives need meeting spaces, too! Gather with your potential clients or present your work to your team in our private and intimate meeting room.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Want to host your own workshop or have a dedicated art exhibition? We offer a wide range of furnishings and equipment to make that happen at an affordable rate.
Co-Founder, Photo & Communications Director
Stacy is obsessed with capturing beauty through the lens of a camera. She launched Stacy Keck Photo in 2008 and learned everything she knows about photography from her friends and colleagues, and is a firm believer that we are better together.
Motto: Operate from a place of abundance.
What are you reading right now? Crux by Jean Guerrero and How To Set Yourself On Fire by Julia Dixon Evans, two very talented San Diego-based female authors.
Pizza toppings? BBQ chicken or spinach ricotta at Luigi’s.
Who do you look up to? My parents, my boyfriend Evan, and everyone who has had to overcome major struggles in life.
What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned from starting your own business? There are so many things! My top three: learning how to go with the flow when things don’t always go your way. Learning to ask for help and knowing when to say no. Learning how to establish boundaries and put my own self-care before anything else, even my business.
Dream client? Any ice-cream brand. Go ahead, pay me in scoops!
What’s your spirit animal? Dolphins! Did you know they can swim while they’re sleeping? Imagine if we could get work done in our sleep… I’d never leave my bed.
Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Nic is best known as the founder of your favorite sassy partyware brand, The Roc Shop. After growing The Roc Shop into a successful small business, she’s discovered a passion for helping other creatives find their voice and tell their stories through brand-strategy consulting.
Motto: Go big or go home.
What are you reading right now? Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness - Ingrid Fetell Lee.
Pizza toppings? Pepperoni. #BasicBitch
Who do you look up to? My parents. My aunt Maria. My godmother. My community of bad-ass tenacious Queens. Walter Miller, an old friend. He is larger than life; a no-BS straight-shooter businessman.
What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned from starting your own business? Failure is the key to success.
Dream client? A small business that wants to change the world.
Who/What’s your spirit animal? Nina Simone. My own puppy, Missy. She’s living her best life feeling fabulous, and I can’t help but love all of that energy.