Deciding to pursue an artistic or creative career path isn’t for the faint of heart. Challenges will abound, but so many of the artists we speak with couldn’t be happier with their choice. So, we asked them about how they made the decision in the first place.

Yuri Dojc | Photographer

My life journey brought me to my profession through a series of serendipitous occurrences. I left the former Czechoslovakia when the Russian tanks, the same ones that have been recently put back into service, rolled into Prague in 1968. Read more>>

Elizabeth Zunino | Artist

Since I was five years old, I wanted to be an artist. I spent much of my time daydreaming, imagining how I would draw the animals, minerals, and plants I saw around my childhood home. Read more>>

Rico 3D | Hip Hop/ R&B Artist

Creativity comes naturally for me. I’ve always wanted to use that creativity to do something amazing. I’ve also always had a passion for music. I can remember scouring the internet for new music at an early age. Read more>>

Christian Morris | Graphic Designer & Artist

When you’re a child, one of the most asked questions you get is “what do you want to be when you grow up?” For the longest time, I had no idea what I was interested in, so I would answer random things like chef or lawyer— always looking for an answer that felt genuine. Read more>>

Poetess Love | Artist & Spiritual Life Coach

I’ve always been big on expressing myself, ever since I was young. I loved to sing, dance, & create any type of visual that I thought was aesthetically pleasing. I thought everything was beautiful and I wanted people to see what I saw. Read more>>

Dylan Garcia | Film Director & Actor

As cliché as it sounds, its always been my dream. I call it my “destiny” at times. I have always been apart of the performing arts all my life, starting off as a struggling child actor to becoming martial arts performer. Read more>>

Anton Artemev | Philosopher

At the beginning it was explore some think new for me, because my art experience began with relationship with other planet materials and impact structure meteorite craters. Read more>>

Jacob O’Neal | Photographer, Artist, Filmmaker

I’ve always been a creative person. I’ve been drawing since I was young. I love writing. I always wanted to make movies. A little over a decade ago I made a couple short films. They looked terrible. Read more>>

Caleb Holland | Tattoo artist & Muralist

I personally have been drawn to art in it’s all it’s forms since I could remember. From drawing on the floor of the living room to graffiti in back lots.
I had an extremely rough child hood and became drawn to the art of tattooing. Read more>>

Cameron Bailey | Artist

If I’m being honest, it was due to my mom’s passing. I had so much pain inside and I felt I needed to let those emotions out. When I did, I also found out that I actually love creating music. Read more>>

Justin Lebon | Woodworker/artist

My plan was to always pursue woodworking on the weekends, and work a 9-5 job, but during shelter in place, I spent three months in my garage, and realized woodworking is my passion, and that I’ve gotten much better at it over the years Read more>>

Katia Kianpour | Owner & Founder of Riot Night

Growing up I was always passionate about film and music. It was harder for me when I was going through school to get through the technical courses but any of the creative electives /classes I had would always make me the most excited and I would excel. Read more>>

chris lawrence | Gaming Content Creator

If I’m being honest, I feel like I didn’t really pursue it. I feel like I was sort of born to be a content creator or to work with digital content. When I look back on being a student, I was honestly so disinterested. Read more>>

Tavius Hunt | Visual Artisan

Why did I pursue an artistic/creative career? To be completely honest it chose me. I’ve been around art and creatives my entire life. My whole up brining was centered around being creative, from musicians, painters, carpenters, dancers, singer etc anything that pretty much dealt with having a creative mind or artistic hand someone in my family was apart of it and I was around it. My entire family breathes art. Read more>>