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.

Savanna Lefebvre | Owner and Crafter

Creativity and passion are at the center of everything I do. I grew up with a crafty mother and grandmother who inspired me to pursue jobs that allowed creativity and expression. After high school, I earned my license in Cosmetology and Barbering and became certified as a Master Makeup Artist. I thought I was living the dream when I became a manager at a beauty salon, doing what I loved best. But Covid-19 had other plans for me. I let my creative side of me take over and I started making candles, lotions, and bath soaks as a hobby, but it quickly morphed into the Glamour Witch Boutique! I now am able to add value to many more individuals’ lives by creating a harmonious mix of spirituality, creativity, and love, into each handmade product. Read more>>

Ashlee Renae | Hairstylist & Co Owner of Not Ur Friend

My final year of high school I was so set on going to a university and becoming a physical therapist. As my senior year went on I was working in a salon and watched all the amazing stylist do hair all day long and I just wanted to learn about everything they were doing. I began to realize I really didn’t think I would want to be confined to 4+ more years of schooling. I wanted to learn how to do amazing hair like the stylist I looked up too. I’ve always been super into clothing and reworking things into my style more. I was always changing my hair from one vibrant color to the next so I knew the beauty industry I was going to fallen love with quick. Read more>>

Robert Gonzales | Director of Photography

I decided to pursue my artistic abilities as a career solely because being enveloped in photography makes me incredibly happy, from the process of taking the photo to all the time it takes to edit. There’s something magical about being able to capture a candid moment of life before it’s gone, that’s the real drive behind my process of photography and what I bring to the table for every piece of work I produce. Read more>>

Jonathan Pino | Multimedia Producer – Photographer, Video Producer, and Graphic Designer

Creativity keeps me grounded. It keeps me thinking about the past, present, and future. It allows me to express myself in ways I would otherwise never be able to do. Creativity keeps me going when things are rough, when the world seems more confusing than ever, when I have no idea what to do with my life…I create. It’s always been my go-to outlet for many things and has been a huge part of my life. It started early on in my life. My mother took photos of the family with a Canon 35mm film camera during my childhood. Read more>>

Dawn ODoul | Creative Photographic Artist

I think when you are a creative person its not really a choice. Its something you must do. I started out as a young child drawing and crafting everything. To finger paints to building forts. Then in high school a friend of mine let me set up a shot using her as a model and borrow her film camera because she was taking a photography class. I shot some 400iso Ilford and I loved the results. After that I haven’t turned back. Read more>>