Danica Serena Stockton’s Keys To A Wildly Successful Creative Career
A consistent trend throughout Danica Serena Stockton’s life is that every one of the many creative titles she’s held, has since been upgraded. The theme of “leveling up” is apparent. Stockton has worked for and with top brands in media and entertainment managing talent for major production studios’ film and television projects and for leading luxury lifestyle publications as editorial director and digital editor.
Often working ten to twelve-hour days, she says she is thrilled to be at the helm of such well-established teams. Her current roles and influence in media are just the most recent in a long line of accomplishments for this esteemed woman. “I love what I do so it is exciting for me to work so hard. I am beyond grateful for the wonderful career opportunities that motivate me to show up and create great content,” she says.
Prior to her current role in the Las Vegas media scene, she worked as an actor and model and managed trade show staff nationally as well. She credits her accomplishments to her ambitious personality and self competitive nature in which she is always trying to outdo herself. Stockton’s numerous achievements stem from a very young age.
In addition to writing while attending the prestigious Meadows School in Las Vegas, she obtained writing grants and scholarships to attend Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). As a writing and performing arts double major, she maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA for multiple trimesters and managed to make the dean’s list time and time again.
As a teen, Stockton worked in film and television. She obtained her SAG/AFTRA accreditation as an actor and also managed talent on sets of large scale productions, including films such as “The Hangover” and “Now You See Me” and shows including “House Of Lies” and “C.S.I.”
She explains, “Growing up and working on set with such well-established actors was so inspiring to me. I looked at the talent and not the stardom. I saw them as professionals that were extremely good at creating or performing.”
Stockton always finds inspiration in working with other creatives. “We all bring our skills and talents together to create epic films, shows, articles, et cetera…[that] could not have happened without everyone on the team’s involvement,” she says.
Stockton attributes her overall success to pursuing her goals. “I would like to inspire others to reach higher and to go after their true desires,” she explains. “Just show up consistently and you will grow into the shoes that might have once felt too big,” she encourages.
Stockton advises to seize opportunities as they present themselves, and says, “go for it”—even if you’re hesitant or don’t feel quite ready. “I would not have accomplished nearly half of what I have up to this point if I only acted on opportunities that I felt ready for. Jump in, you will learn how to swim!” she exclaims. “But you have to get in the water to learn!” The future is bright and we can’t wait to see what Danica Serena Stockton will accomplish next!