Let's talk about the elephant in the room... or in the name, as it were.
What does PRL stand for?
We can't really tell you without a little back story. In 2005, a musician met a photographer in a little bar called "Redrum" in Austin, TX. She was taking photos of bands throughout the night and he was out promoting his band. Shortly after, they found themselves back at that same bar listening to a punk band called "Born To Lose". The photographer turned to the musician and, classily, wrote "PRL" on his hand.
"What's that?" - The musician asked.
"Punk Rock Love" - The photographer responded.
Several years, several more dates, a marriage and a child later - PRL was officially born.
PRL was originally launched as a signage and design company. We have since expanded into printing and, most recently, into appreciation marketing.
In 2017, we’ve rebranded to become PRL Creative – your full service design and marketing company.
The Musician and The Photographer
Jeremy Parker - a lover of family, art, nature and music.
I have been creating art since I was wearing diapers; using whatever tools and mediums that I had available in front of me. I love to create and tell stories with my art; it helps me relax and channel feelings which are hard for me to express vocally sometimes. I had a good upbringing with a very supportive family. I have an awesome wife, a super rad kid and a great family that fuel my soul everyday. I enjoy playing the bass guitar & banjo and have played with a handful of great musicians, including the one below...
Amy Parker - the accidental artist
I had never considered myself to be Creative. Even when I was a photographer, I felt like there was a science to it. Find the right angles, the right light, the right timing - Boom! It's like Algebra. I didn't start looking at myself as an artist until I met Jeremy. See - he believes there is art in everything. His perspective changed my life. His confidence in me inspired me to think bigger and try things I had always been afraid of. While I'm definitely not the "Lead Artist" in this venture, I'm not afraid to making suggestions and helping our clients communicate their desires. It's truly empowering.
Some Random Questions
What is one of your favorite quotes?
Amy: “Do or Do Not. There is no Try.” Yoda is my homeboy.
Jeremy: “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.”
What is your favorite form of exercise?
Amy: Weight Lifting. There’s something really awesome about feeling “Strong”. I even enjoy the (mild) muscle soreness. I abhor cardio but will do it via Xbox Kinect – Dance Central.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Jeremy: Hiking, Nature Walks
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Amy: I think this question might change based on timing. I’m currently listening to The 4-Hour Workweek and I’d LOVE to learn from Tim Ferriss. I love this book because it’s not a “Here’s the easy way” book. He breaks it down and makes it realistic. Hard work = Amazing rewards. I also really love the way it’s made me think about ‘free time’. Don’t get lazy – DO SOMETHING!
Jeremy: Tony Diterlizzi
If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be?
Amy: Cat. Those jerks get away with murder because they are so damn cute. Also, they used to be worshiped by the Egyptians (still are?). Being worshiped might be cool.
Side note: Reincarnated as a drink/ice cream flavor? That sounds terrifying. Who wrote these questions?
What is your first memory of being really excited?
Jeremy: That’s tough... because as a child - I was pretty much excited by everything. I remember when I was in daycare / preschool... our teacher would take us on nature walks and we visited this hill that was supposedly where a dragon was buried. We would sing puff the magic dragon. I was always excited to begin the walk and see the hill.
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Amy: The original Nintendo with Mario Brothers. I even remember walking into Toys R Us to do so. It was a very exciting time!
Jeremy: A CD Player and two CD’s (TV’s Greatest Hits & 50 Bluegrass Favorites)
Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?
Amy: Hasn’t everyone? A couple of years ago, I left a job without having another. As a Type A, Virgo – that was TERRIFYING. I took my first ever Temp Job with a large pay cut, which turned permanent, and ended up learning more than I ever thought I could. There’s power in fear.
What is something you learned in the last week?
Jeremy: Emergency Rooms are still not a lot of fun.
If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
Jeremy: Creating a series of children’s stories/books
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Amy: Traveler and Student. I’d love to travel to different countries and learn their languages, cultures and past times. The thought of leaving home scares me but it’s appealing to look upon that adventure.
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
Jeremy: Arts & Crafts party in a Junkyard, where we find random objects and make things from them. Then afterwards when its dark have a bonfire and roast marshmallows.
What story does your family always tell about you?
Amy: My family likes to tell me how adventurous I was as a child. Apparently when I was young, I would get on the 4th or 5th step of my grandparents stairs and ask my Grandpa and Great Uncle to catch me. I’d then fly into the air with no fear. I had so much faith in them making sure I was safe that I never thought I would ever get hurt. True to my faith – they never let me fall.
Jeremy: He’s a good kid, a little odd, but good? - maybe?
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
Amy: I’m a crier so this answer is a hard one. The one that always sticks out for me, though, is “If I Stay”. I knew it would be a difficult movie to watch so I postponed it for a while but it really was an amazing movie.
At what age did you become an adult?
Amy: I’m not sure I’m actually an adult yet. I’m 37 and still learning new things every day. Figuring out how to handle responsibilities, etc. But, whenever possible, we keep it goofy – laugh, play games, etc. Being young at heart is a goal of mine for the rest of my life.
Jeremy: I’ll let you know when I find out.
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
Jeremy: Sometimes it’s hard to say things. When you see a picture, it can mean different things to each person that see’s it. It tells a story, maybe reminds the viewer of a past event or sparks a creative fire to write a book, make a movie. Fall in love.
Jeremy: In New Hampshire herding goats with a poodle and bag of Funyons