Lisa N. Alexander
Director. Producer. Storyteller. Businesswoman.
Known as The Marketing Stylist® for most of her career, Lisa N. Alexander has worked as an art director, graphic designer, and marketing director. Now as the owner of the award-winning creative agency PrettyWork Creative LLC (PWC), she serves as the company’s CEO and creative director. She along with her team help their clients tell amazing stories through video.
Lisa and her husband Elgin Alexander produced their first documentary entitled, What Mercy Looks Like in 2017 and the project is available to watch on Amazon.com. It is a story about the volunteers who helped rebuild Houston after Hurricane Harvey and the organization that spearheaded the mission. The documentary won a Gold Remi at the 2018 WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival and was Selected for Showing at the San Antonio Film Festival.
Through PWC, Lisa produced and directed the upcoming documentary, Just One—a story about dual-status youth for the Collective Action for Youth organization. The project is due for release September 2021.
She recently partnered with Kimberly Bady to form Alexander & Bady Productions to create and produce a new documentary entitled, Generational Health. A full-feature documentary that looks at the changes some African-American families are making to their diets to positively impact not only their health but the health of generations to come. The project is set to start filming in 2022 and will be released in 2023.
With the world ready for more content from Black women creators, Lisa is in the process of producing several scripted series that tell stories centered around growing up in a Black LGBTQ family and Black women struggling with their faith.
Lisa is a sought-after speaker and leaves her audiences, inspired, informed, and empowered!
She is also the author of This Woman Knows and What Million-Dollar Brands Know: Marketing & Branding Strategies for Today’s Entrepreneur.
Lisa has appeared on Fox, The Weather Channel, PRINT Magazine the Houston Chronicle, and has presented to international audiences.
One of Lisa’s greatest achievements was going back to school and graduating with honors from Ashford University with a B.A. in PR and Marketing.
Lisa continually gives back to her community through various acts of service. She volunteered with Freedom Place — a safe house for young girls rescued from sex trafficking and served as the former Chief Communication Officer for The Freedom Coalition. Lisa was also the board secretary for Get Together Northwest Houston and through her company, Alexander Farm & Orchard, donated fresh vegetables to her local pantry—Cypress Assistance Ministries.
As a staunch advocate for women business owners, she served on the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Houston board as Director of Public Relations and as their chapter president from 2018-2020. Lisa also served on the City of Houston Women and Minority Business Taskforce and the Business Ecosystem Alliance for Minorities and Women (BEAMW). She even commissioned a report on women’s collaboration thoughts and practices and published the findings.
Lisa married her high school sweetheart, Elgin, and the two have been happily married for over 30 years. Together they have two adult children, a rambunctious Labrador-mix named Kobe and a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog named Shaq.
Awards and Honors
2019 – Houston Hero Award, Recognition for work as chapter president of NAWBO by the Services Cooperative Association
2018 – Selected Showing, Short Documentary, What Mercy Looks Like, San Antonio Film Festival
2018 – Gold Remi Winner, Short Documentary Format, What Mercy Looks Like, WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival
2015 – Gamechanger of the Week, Award-winning blog Women Are Gamechangers
2015 – SuperLady Houston Award Recipient for Women Empowerment
2014 – The New Fab 5: Women Business Owners Making History, Nicole H2
2013 – Ten Marketing Masterminds to Follow on Twitter, Outsource.com
2012 – 100 People Who Don’t Get Enough Credit Online, MarjorieClayman.com
2012 – 10 Examples of Mom-Owned Businesses with Kick-Ass Unique Selling Propositions, Freelance Mom
2011 – 60 Women Whose Praises Must Be Sung, MarjorieClayman.com