This article is a part of JessicaSimien.com’s Mississippi Month celebration.
Roderick Red is a young, forward thinking entrepreneur. This 24-year-old Jackson, Miss. native was inspired to start his own business while working at his uncle’s car lot.
“I had a hard time finding a job in my field after graduation. I was going to just get a regular job in retail, but started working with my uncle at his car lot and was inspired to become an entrepreneur,” he explains.
Roderick, affectionately known as “Rod” by close friends and family, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production and a minor in Spanish from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. He also attended Murrah High School and is a member of their 2007 graduating class.
His photography and video production business, Red Squared Productions, is dedicated to his father who passed away on April 16, 2011.
“I’m a junior, so that’s where the “Red Squared” comes from. My dad was a photographer so I want to continue that legacy.”
Currently he is working on a sports documentary for the Velma Jackson High School boys basketball team and as a writer and production manager for this blog. He’s also really expanding his photography services by taking on more clients.
When asked about how Mississippi factors into his success, he says:
“There is a lot of money to be made in Mississippi, especially in photography and video production. With the right combination of prices and services, you can be really successful.”