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.

Tokena Wells | Nail Tech Artist

Growing up I was surrounded around creativity my father ran a landscaping business that him and my mother work together. So daily I experienced art being created around me rather it was manicuring, designed the yard it was always something involved with making something look better Read more>>

Christie Kenny | Principle & Interior Design Director

Creativity is the way I express myself and my emotions. I learned from an early age that creativity was a validated form of being regardless of state. It serves to express and communicate with others. My original professional choice was physical therapy, but after years of constricting my creativity, it took its toll Read more>>

Bruno Baltazar | Creator of the Houston Dynamo Dynamo website and soccer coach and analyst

In this case with the podcast, it is my goal to bring a voice to those around soccer within the Houston Dynamo first, but eventually with the recorded conversations with those involved in soccer all around Houston, Texas and the USA. Read more>>

Tracing Paces | Rock band

We all started because of different reasons. I remember being a high school kid and being enamored by all the legendary guitar players wanting to be like them to others. Read more>>

Javier Perez | Welder & Content Creator

Ever since I was younger, I’ve always looked up to music artist like green day and pierce the veil and how they impacted people’s lives like mine. Seeing YouTube creators making content for us to see really intrigued me on deciding to give it a try. Read more>>

Elle Mallory | Chef

I wanted to feel closer to my mother. The kitchen gave her a feeling that I couldn’t identify growing up but I sensed it made her happy. Now that I’ve chosen this for myself, I realized that what she felt while being creative was euphoric. Read more>>

Billie Leigh | Billie “The Fat Barbie”

I am a free spirit, being a creative has helped me to explore life in a new way and on my own terms, it’s a journey I truly look forward too everyday. Read more>>