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.

Trenton Timberlake | Photographer & Videographe

I’ve always done something related to art through out my life, whether it was drawing as a kid or making YouTube videos at 14. I think being able to express myself with my creativity is something I’ve always done. When I was 14 I purchased a $100 Sony NEX-5N from a local pawn shop and in reality that is what kicked off my Photography / Videography. A ton happened in those few years which would be to much to type out but I’ll fast forward to what really started my photography journey and why I have such a passion for it. Read more>>

Lana Dimassi | Artist & Content Creator

I decided to pursue a creative career because I have always had such a creative mind growing up. From art being my favorite class in elementary school, to starting my own jewelry business in high school, I have always found a love for creativity. Once I got to college with a business management degree and realized my sophomore year that it wasn’t for me. I then decided to switch my degree to Graphic Design and am so happy I decided to do that. Read more>>

Pimptress | Singer/Rapper/Songwriter/Actress/Model

I pursed a career in music because it’s something I always loved. I’ve always enjoyed singing and creating and writing music since a kid. So it was a no brainer that I would do this my entire life! It’s all I think of and it’s what I always dreamed of. I love the reaction from my fans when their listening to my music. I love the reaction from the crowd while I’m performing! Read more>>