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

Hi Tanner, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
There were many different reasons why I wanted to start my own business. Out of all of the reasons it came down to two big factors for me: freedom/flexibility and the creative environment. Two very different, but equally important reasons. First off, freedom and flexibility. I love having the opportunity to work all over the country and see places I would have probably never been to. Getting to make my own schedule is so crucial to me, as my life as a freelancer is so spontaneous and unexpected. It’s the best! Being in an environment with so many other creative people has helped me so much. Meeting and collaborating with people who think differently than everyone else is so cool! Everyone feeds off of each others energy and it creates such a fun, positive place to be. I have met so many amazing people through starting my own business, and I can’t wait to meet so many more!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Something I do that helps set me apart from other people in my industry, is my ability to create a feeling through my work. At least that’s my goal! I hope that when all different types of people in all different types of situations see my work, they can make a genuine connection with it in one way or another. In whatever way that may be!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The lake! Any of the lakes in the valley are always a good time whether you’re cliff jumping, surfing, or just hanging at the docks! One thing I also love to do with friends is driving out into the middle of the desert, set up some chairs and a foldable table, and play cards while watching the sunset! The best game to play is Uno, of course. One of my favorite spots to eat is Backyard Taco! They have amazing tacos and quesadillas.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family has been extremely supportive in whatever passions I’ve had growing up. From day 1 they always had my back and were there to help me succeed. Whether it was taking photos and videos, or figuring out how to file my taxes, they were there for me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

Website: tannerblackburn.com

Instagram: @tannerblackburn_

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0nNUqynqeuMUzDeX5zBpw

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