Business Name: Sugar Skull Creative
Founders: Alejandro Brubaker and Steve Strickland
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?:
Sugar Skull Creative was founded to bring high-caliber animation, motion graphics, post production, and video production services to the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach. Our goal is to provide award-winning service and production for our local and national clients. Although we are based in Virginia Beach, our client reach is global.
Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?:
Alejandro was born in Mexico City and came to the U.S. when he was 12 years old. He officially became a U.S. citizen in 2016. Steve is a native of Virginia Beach, graduate of JMU, and returned from Colorado in 2004 to raise his family in his home town.
They met while working at Studio Center. Their matching ideals and commitment to excellence was the spark that would later be the motivation to form Sugar Skull Creative.
Bringing decades of experience, Sugar Skull Creative is ready to elevate your brand and create content for your company wanting next-level results.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?:
We offer a full array of video production services, 3D modeling and animation, motion graphics, and full post production capabilities. We have a vast roster of talented editors, motion designers, animators, and production professionals ready to excel on any project.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?:
Probably the greatest challenge we've had is to build out our new office space. While working off-site collaboratively, our team wanted to be together in a location where we could interact in-person and have clients sit for edits. In July, we opened our space in the ViBe district. By August, we were full speed ahead and feeling at home in our new location. It's been a good move, and we love being a part of the community in the ViBe.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?:
Besides working on national spots and helping launch new start-ups, our anniversary on January 1st of this year is our biggest accomplishment. We proved to ourselves that we can create a company that prides quality video production and client services while becoming a larger role in raising our children. They are a big part of why Sugar Skull Creative exists. Come by any day after school and witness the family vibe for yourself! We've created a place that not only motivates us creatively, but allows us to be closer to our loved ones.
What do you see for the future of your business?:
We see Sugar Skull Creative reaching even more national and global clients while simultaneously connecting with the business community here in the area. We hope to expand our team and provide even greater capabilities for our clients. We are excited for the future and look forward to bringing more award-winning production to Hampton Roads.
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber?:
We joined the Chamber to have the opportunity to meet and learn from the talented business leaders in Hampton Roads. We hope to meet a lot of the community in the upcoming year. Thanks for having us!