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.

Elizabeth Marquez | Floral Designer

I grew up in a home where entrepreneurism and creativeness were present. I remember spending endless hours in the spring planting flowers with my dad on our home lawn. My dad always had a creative eye and enjoyed making and creating things around the house. Read more>>

Cynthia Appiah | CEO|Consultant| World’s Greatest Pageant Consultant

I pursued a creative career because it aligns with my true nature. From a young age, I’ve always had a deep desire to create. When I discovered how my creativity could be combined with my purpose, it was like a lightbulb moment. Now, I am able to use my creative skills to empower my clients and help them see their inner beauty. Read more>>

Kaytlin O’Neall | Photographer & Social Media Influencer

Before I resolved to pursue photography, I diligently explored various career paths. I vividly recall my mom advising me to assess the skills already in my possession and identify what truly ignites my passion and happiness. The creative avenues that photography has provided me with have been so fun and rewarding. Read more>>