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.

Meredith Jaramillo | Illustrator and Designer

As I sat and listened to the last speeches at my college graduation ceremony, I remembered our art school representative’s words and they stroke a string in my heart. She pointed out that STEM majors are the “hot” majors at the moment. These are the types of majors students usually strive for and are held with high regard in our society. She then went on to say that those who enroll in art school do it for a mere reason. That reason is that we are passionate about what we do. I wore my Mickey Mouse graduation cap that day with words that read, ”Do What You Love”. As you can imagine, those words resonated with me. Read more>>

Andie Olson | Artist & Art Instructor

I have been drawn to art since I was a child. I spent countless hours in my room drawing and painting while growing up. Throughout my entire life, art has been my safe haven. The therapeutic nature of art provides a conduit between my deepest thoughts and feelings and the canvas. It is the mode of communication that seems to be most effective for me. Read more>>

Kenyon France | Musician

The arts, the creativity, ive have always been very passionate about. Music in specific has been that outlet for me that no matter what I’m going through, I can put my emotions, good or bad, and create something beautiful from it that others will be able to enjoy. Read more>>