Chase Price is on a Professional and Creative Adventure
Chase Price never considered himself creative. He did, however, consider himself an entrepreneur.
“I had the entrepreneurial bug early on because my dad was an entrepreneur,” the 24-year-old videographer recalls from Hygge’s Third Ward. “So, I thought I’d channel that into the event management industry.”
After graduating from East Carolina University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship, Price took a Banquets and Events Externship with the well-respected and glamorous Biltmore Estate. He quit after just a couple of months.
“I was about two weeks into the internship, and I just knew that this wasn’t what I wanted,” he recalls. “I had a pit in my stomach, and I was stressed – and it wasn’t positive stress. I just knew that I wasn’t someone you can put in a box to work from this time to this time.”
Price also knew he wanted to build something. As a street-smart and open-minded free spirit, he is someone who you can tell has a million ideas running through his head all at once. He just wasn’t entirely clear what that something would be. He knew he could probably build websites. Ironically – he needed a website of his own.
“I went online, and I thought, ‘I’m going to find a bad ass domain name,’” he remembers. “I came across RedefineU, and I thought that’s it – that’s what we’d do with a website; so I bought it.”
Price went on to build several websites for clients until he realized that it was work he wasn’t passionate about. It was an important realization that served as a catalyst for the next career adventure.
To design and build websites, Price started taking photographs and shooting video. And he was hearing positive responses to both. He put his freelance video editing skills on Upwork; he started to build not only his portfolio, but also traction with clients. He was also starting to figure out that this kind of work meant he could work remotely from anywhere in the world.
Price moved home to Indian Beach, North Carolina to figure out the next step. With skills in photography and video and a desire to see the world, he knew that if he was going to travel, now would be the time to do it.
“I really just wanted to travel, learn, gain experience, and break even,” he shares.
He bought a one-way ticket to Vietnam.