“A Stuk Designs Career Woman is a entrepreneurial woman of strength and balance who on a daily basis; focuses on what she loves in the form of [her] career. She simultaneously inspires others to reach for their own creative career goals.” | Photography by Nisha J Photography
Name: Erica Dickerson
City: Los Angeles
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Please describe for us what it is that you do?
I would describe what I do as living truthfully in the imaginary world of whatever project I’m doing.
What lead you to your current position?
As a kid I was always very theatrical. My friends and I would put together these small plays with costumes, scripts, and very dramatic story lines and perform them for anybody that would watch. However, it wasn’t until I saw my cousin, Davida Williams, on hangin with Mr. Cooper that I realized I could do this on a broader scale for all to see.
Do you have a 9-5 or a side hustle to sustain your creative career?
I recently just quit the two jobs that I had, which was serving tables. I literally can’t hold those types of jobs for more than three months. However, being a waitress is really the only job that I can have while pursuing my career because of the flexibility. Right now acting is my hustle monetarily and in general. That and my music group, E N J.
Had you ever been a boss before? Is it hard to be the head of something
Yes, I am currently the boss of Erica Dickerson enterprises. Hahaha. No, but I really do look at myself as a business, and yes, it can be difficult because sometimes I don’t know if I’m making the right decisions. Luckily, I have really insightful and intelligent people in my life that can help guide me and whose opinions I value.
Would you consider your current job, your dream job?
What’s your business philosophy?