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.

Layla Brown

I became interested in photography at a young age. Behind the camera or in front I loved everything to do with it. I grew up going to events with my mom all the time. I would take picture’s for fun and eventually it became something I was really good at. As I entered my sophomore year, I joined Journalism and started taking the opportunities to go to sporting events to take pictures. Read more >>

Amari Noelle

honestly, i really didn’t choose a creative career it chose me. the arts was definitely something that i’d always showed interest in but was #2 behind basketball. once college ball didn’t work out music was the only obvious choice for me to pursue. Read more >>

Jonathan Tuftee

I pursued an artistic career because making things has always excited me. I’ve always loved the creative process. Whether it’s painting, writing a song, or short story, I truly enjoy the process. You almost never know how a project is going to end once you begin. Being able to teach that process to my students and help them develop their own work has been and continues to be very rewarding. Read more >>