We had the good fortune of connecting with Kendrick Carroll and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kendrick, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk-taking has been a game-changer in my life. It has been mainly within the last 7 years of my life that I have become very comfortable with this concept. I either win, or I learn a valuable lesson that couldn’t have learned any other way. Taking risks has really shown me what I’m really capable of, and I’ve met some fantastic people by doing so. I have taken a lot of risks from simple things like dancing in front of strangers, door-knocking in sales, all the way to making calculated risks in business investments. I think it’s important for any goal-oriented person to become comfortable with risk-taking.

What should our readers know about your business?
It feels good to make a living doing what you love. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to grow up and still be an artist. Most things I heard as a kid was that artists don’t get paid, or if they did, it was very low. I started my business CarrollCreated about 6 years ago as a freelancer after my 9-5 role. My full-time job was enough to pay the bills, but I always kept extra projects on the side purely because I love to create. For me I consider many things art, and I have a thirst for learning. I’ve always been interested in multiple areas in the creative space, from drawing, video, digital art, and even animation. I believe what sets me apart from others is that I crave a challenge for myself if I have been playing it safe with my work for too long. My business is a mix of web development, graphic design, illustration and advertising. I’ve learned through many different methods. I started by going to a 4-year college to receive my BFA, then about a year later I signed up for a 16 week coding bootcamp, and most recently, I have been doing a lot of self-teaching using sites like Udemy, Youtube, etc. They all have their own challenges, so I encourage people to explore different learning methods to figure out how they learn best. I wish I would have learned that earlier in life but better late than never.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I currently live in Dallas TX, east Dallas to be more specific. Anytime friends or family visit, we are first grabbing some food! Usually depends on their taste, for example, if I know they enjoy a good cheeseburger, then we’re going to Uncle Ubers in Deep Ellum. Really good burger, and a pretty dope atmosphere. For the night scene, we’re definitely doing Uptown, Deep Ellum and even Addision are all a good time. I also really dig the art in East Dallas/Deep Ellum. Other places in DFW for specific activities, I love Topgolf, AAC, The bomb factory, Klyde warren park, and a more recent favorite spot is Escape the room.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout-out the man above. I wouldn’t be the person I am or where I am without a strong sense of faith. I’m not telling anyone what to believe in, but whatever you do believe in, make sure it is true to you. My faith has gotten me through the toughest of times and it has made the good times even sweeter.

Website: https://www.carrollcreated.com/
Instagram: @carrollcreated
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kendrickcarroll/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carrollcreated
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCClwlF2XKvyLnNR5KR0BYzg?view_as=subscriber
Other: Youtube content coming very soon!

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