Artists and creatives face innumerable challenges given that their career path often doesn’t come with a playbook, a steady paycheck or any form of safety net. It’s definitely not easy and so we asked a few of the artists and creatives we admire to talk to us about why they chose to pursue an artistic or creative career.

Curtis Igunbor | Audio Engineer, Artist & Producer

I feel like art is everywhere and is the defines the color of life. I always knew my brain was different when I was growing up and the arts always made sense to me. To me there’s no greater feeling that to give birth to something from thin air that came from within. Most times we as artists can’t explain how we do things when we tap into our own “zone”. Read more>>

Tomaz Baskin | Actor & Recording Artist

It’s therapeutic, I’ve always had a lot of emotions and a lot of feelings but the way I was raised was to never show your emotions or let anyone know your feelings. I was taught to hold it in unless In a safe place but that was the trick because I never believed there was a safe place. Read more>>

Ameri Martinez | Creative & Makeup/Nail Artist

I pursued a career as an Artist/Creative because the possibilities are endless within this industry. Being a very artistic person as a young child i quickly found passion in creative expression. Built strong hobbies and interests such as music, performing, theater, orchestra, fashion. As soon as i turned 13, i asked for parental permission to begin expressing myself through makeup and since then loved it. By 16, my first job ever became freelancing on my own through the help of word of mouth and social media, quickly building my brand, Touch of Sultry, as a Makeup Artist. Read more>>