#TPBTH Meet: Zac Chambers
Name: Zac Chambers
Craft: Creative Director
Blog: Brothers and Craft
Passion: Music, Fitness, Photography, Travel, and finding a way to do all of them at the same time!
Most popular handle: @BrothersAndCraft and @ChambersZac
How did you get started?
I’m one of eight kids in a pastor’s family. Growing up we didn’t have much money so my parents instilled in us the art of resourcefulness. We learned how to do things like sew, cut hair, repurpose furniture, etc. From this came a desire to showcase the creative projects we were taking on and showcase our friends who had created or perfected specific craft. We called it Brothers and Craft because brothers represents 1) that of course we’re brothers, but also 2) that we value community and relationships. Craft represents that fact that we care to tell stories of people who have done things well! This could be anyone from a coffee maker, to a photographer, to a designer, and everyone in between.
The website and social media accounts began to gain traction. After almost four years of evolving and hustling we now do everything from branding, to developing social media and site content, to directing commercials, to styling and shooting lookbooks for international fashion retail brands.
What or who influenced you the most as you were developing your craft?
A major player in my artistic journey is Joshua Kissi from Street Etiquette, whom we have the privilege of being good friends with now.
Why do you love your job?
I love my job because I work for myself. I plan my days. I take on the projects I want to take on. And I create what I want to create. It’s exhausting, but nothing is more fulfilling.
What inspires you?
People inspire me. I’m addicted to good stories of people doing extraordinary things.
5 words that describe who you are:
Serious, Sarcastic, Sporadic, Spontaneous, Optimistic.
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
Probably a cop or a chick fil a cow.
My dream job is what I do now.
3 things you aspire to be or do:
I aspire to always work for myself. I aspire to always work alongside great people. I aspire to always be someone who puts the needs of others above my own.
(Fill in the blank) I appreciate _______ in my life, because _______.
I appreciate Jesus in my life, because Yes .
What was one of the hardest lessons or toughest obstacles you had to overcome?
Being your own boss is difficult because no one is monitoring you but you. Everyday I have to choose to overcome the desire to be complacent or lazy. Everyday I have to surround myself with people who make me better. Everyday I have to decide to hustle my ass off. Sometimes I fail, but I’m hustling.
Advice for someone who is looking to begin a new hobby/job/life pursuit:
Hustle. Good shit doesn’t happen overnight. Work when everyone else is watching Game of Thrones. Put in the extra hours when everyone else is relaxing. If you have a 9-5, go home and work 6-12. If you put in the hours and are creative with it, you’ll succeed.
Something your followers would be surprised to learn about you:
I can breakdance.
Fettuccine Alfredo with too much parmesan and shrimp.
Whiskey Sour (With real egg whites! Sick of people not making it how it should be made! Haha)
“Fix You” by Coldplay and “Stop Judging” by I’m Serious.
“With great power comes a great electricity bill” -Pakalu Papito