Artistic and creative careers are among the most rewarding, but they also come with unique challenges. We asked some of the city’s best creatives to tell us why they choose to pursue a creative career.

Taylor Davidson | Singer/Songwriter

I chose to pursue a career as an artist in the music industry because It’s been my dream since I was a kid. Songwriting, singing and preforming has always been a huge passion of mine, and I could imagine doing anything else. Even though its a tough industry, I’m a firm believer that you can do anything you set your mind to. If you have a dream or a passion you should pursue it regardless of other peoples opinions, only you can determine what you’re capable of. Music is my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Read more>>

toshi salvino | Beautician & creator of Living Art

I persue a creative career for the same reason many others do – I just feel compelled to create and want to live the most authentic life possible. While it can be difficult and leads to frequent changes, I enjoy the process of trying everything and seeing what feels right. Read more>>

Iryna Brochu | Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

I have always been drawn to the visual aspect of art and the emotions it evokes. There have been many times my husband joked around with me about having a million screen shots of pictures or moments I saved of things that inspired me. I think my real “why” happened the year we lost my grandfather and my husbands dad to cancer in one year. Before my grandfather passed away, I had a vision to capture my son and the generations before. Those are the few professional pictures I have of my son with his great grandfather. Read more>>

Shaad | Artist

The reason i pursued music is because I love the way it makes me feel, from a creator stand point and a consumer. It’s something about hearing a beat and being able to put words to it and creating something beautiful.I also love to give positive energy to people, and I feel It’s no better way to do that other than music. Read more>>

SEEREL MEADOWS | Blogger/Content Creator- Dallas Discovered

I decided to create Dallas Discovered because it gave me the opportunity to combine my background in marketing with my love of exploring the city’s social scene. It allows me to source and create content that both entertains and provides a service. I wanted to give a platform to local businesses to showcase their own creativity and talent and reach audiences they may not have been able to on their own. This blog allows me to source the best that Dallas has to offer and deliver it to the people that most want to experience it, whether that be in person or simply through pictures. Read more>>

Sin Da God | Music artist & Battle Rapper

I feel like it was art and creativity that chose me rather than the other way around. I’ve always loved drawing, and music has been an element that influenced my entire childhood and household since birth. And since it was a household passion my family enjoying and expressing themselves artistically and creatively helped me to stay focused and remain consistent with it myself. Read more>>

Micharl Demi’ Moorehead | Braider & Loctician

This is what i was called to do. I’m not your typical “play by the rules” type of girl. My family and friends will tell you in a heartbeat “Demi’ marches to the beat of her own drum” lol. Its true! I like doing what I want and not being told what to do. I mean seriously, haven’t you ever felt that way? I went to college and I’ve had great career opportunities but I was always unhappy. Either the pay was an issue or the hours or the supervisor. Working for someone else just wasn’t ME. Read more>>

Andromeda Jones | Laugh Inducer & Beauty Maker

I chose a creative career because I love to share my joy with others. Creating art is soothing for me, but the most important aspect is the joy my art and creativity provides others. I have been told for a very long time that I needed to get into some form of comedy. I’ve always loved how people respond to my thoughts. I’m never intentionally funny. In fact, often times I’m wondering why people are laughing at what I say. Read more>>