Deciding to pursue an artistic or creative career path isn’t for the faint of heart. Challenges will abound, but so many of the artists we speak with couldn’t be happier with their choice. So, we asked them about how they made the decision in the first place.

Jess Mercier | Branding Strategist and Graphic Designer

Making things has always been like breathing to me. Some people meditate, art is my meditation. The place I go where the rest of the world goes blank and quiet and the intuition takes over. Read more>>

Angie Goeke | Singer/Songwriter & Visual Artist

I honestly could not imagine doing anything else. Creating is core to who I am. Whether it is figuring out what to make for dinner or how to express a certain emotion or storyline through song, making something out of nothing is what motivates me. Read more>>

Richard Robinson | Visual Content Provider (VCP)

I’ve always been a creative person hints the name true genius Creatives. Wether it’s physical or mental creativity runs through my blood. I think it’s genetics. Read more>>

Supa Xtra | Music Artist & Choreographer

The reason I decide to make music was because it’s something I’m very passionate about. Music has the power to change moods, start relationships, even inspire change and I want to give that side of myself to everyone out there that takes the time to listen to me. Read more>>

Dominique Thomas | Barber

I chose an artistic career because I was always told if you do something you love you never have to work. I felt this because everyday I go to work it doesn’t feel like work. Read more>>

Naomi Joy | Music Educator, Author, Speaker & Recording Artist

The Spring Semester of my 1st year in college, I was studying journalism and I just had this inner longing and desire to play my saxophone. I decided at that moment that I would change my major to music. Read more>>

Marquita Polite | Mental Wellness Advocate & Graphic Tee Designer

I’ve always been a creative from an early age. My hands were always busy “making” something. Writing in my diary as a kid turned into writing poetry, and poetry turned into writing speeches for the various extracurricular clubs I was involved in. Read more>>

Angel Jimenez | Mariachi Singer

I am currently pursuing my music career. I am in college studying, Music Education to learn more about my field. Though I would love to teach, I would also love to perform. Read more>>