We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

Amy Major | Graphic Designer & Influencer

Since a young age, I have known that I am an artistic individual. From summer courses to internships to hobbies, I always sought out creative opportunities. It wasn’t until I was in my final years of high school that I truly reflected and thought this is what I should and need to be doing for the rest of my life as it simply makes sense to me. If you asked me about my dream job, it included fashion design, interior design, dancing, acting, graphic design and more. Read more>>

Asia Morris | Artist & Engineer

Just like many other artists trapped behind a 9-5, I picked up drawing again during COVID. I tend to be on the more shy side, so drawing was a great outlet for me to express myself, especially since I didn’t have that many friends having moved to Tucson shortly before COVID. I used to draw a lot growing up, but I never pursued it further than the required art classes in school. Despite being told how creative I am, it was engrained in my head that art was not a successful career, so I put a pin in it and focused on a more “acceptable” career. Read more>>

Sadie Azersky | Pianist & Composer

I wanted to pursue a creative career because it felt like something I was meant to do. It truly brings me so much joy to write music, and collaborate with other artists, and I absolutely love the feeling I get when I’m watching either a performance or short film I’ve written music to. There’s such a sense of accomplishment that comes with knowing that I created something to help elevate someone else’s art. Getting to be creative everyday opens up opportunities to come up with new ideas to make changes in the music industry, which I think is really cool. Read more>>

Jane Gaona | Metal Artist

Actually, this is my second career. My first career was in Information Technology. I got started in metalsmithing after the sudden death of my mother. Normally an upbeat and positive person, I experienced extreme sadness and depression for the first time in my life. I found this creative outlet challenged me and helped me work through the grieving process. As a result, most of my early work were heart shaped and commemorative pieces. Read more>>