We had the good fortune of connecting with Courtney Graben and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Courtney, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I’ve honestly thought about giving up a lot of times but I don’t know what I would be doing in life instead of this so I am rolling with it. And I do believe in myself to find success.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I do digital art and make patterns. I started doing digital Art in 2018 when I started college. I don’t think it was super easy to get to where I am today there is a lot of people creating digital Art and you really have to market yourself to get attention online.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Probably go to the Grand Canyon.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wish I knew who this was but I saw a tiktok on my for you page that showed me how to do pattern repeats on illustrator and that really helped my designs. For other people that I would shoutout I had a couple professors in college that believed in me. And my friend Jay really believed in me,

Website: courtneygrabenshop.com

Instagram: Courtneygrabendesigns

Twitter: Cgrabenshop

Youtube: Youtube.com/c/CourtneyLaurenGraben

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