A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

YANG | Photographer

LOVE – is what inspired me. It all started in the summer of 1999. My family owned a motel right next to the beach, where I usually helped at the front desk every summer. I met a couple who lived in the same town but decided to rent out our motel for couple days. Much to my surprise I asked why would they stayed at our motel but their house was a block away? To find out they were on a budget and could not afford a wedding or a honeymoon, but the lovebirds are happy anywhere, as long as they are together. Read more>>

Claudia Barros | Illustrator & Concept Artist

That’s a good question, to be honest. I was always inspired by Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks movies… As a child, I was obsessed with them, and I used to spend so many hours drawing their characters. My favourite was Ariel from the Little Mermaid! Later, with more experience and with a wider and open world, I was able to meet and observe other artists such as Gabby Zapata, Vanessa Morales, Meg Park, Emilia Ibáñez and other wonderful artists who work in the companies of my dreams. Read more>>

Stacey and Amber Rodgers | Bakery Owners

Amber: I am inspired by growth. I love to see people grow in all aspects of their life. If I can help someone, it truely inspires me and makes me happy. Stacey: I am inspired by people. I love to hear people tell their stories, where they come from, good or bad and where they’re at now. I learn from hearing other people’s stories and it makes me a better person to hear life experiences. Read more>>