We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

Emily Lowry | Potter/Ceramist

The choice to pursue a career as an artist wasn’t an easy one. I had gone back and forth for some time. For me it was either go to school for an art degree or become some kind of medical professional. These two choices couldn’t be further from each other, but they are my two most primary interests. My main reservations with choosing a career in the arts, was the age old belief of the “starving artist”. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make a living being an artist. I decided on getting my Bachelors of Fine Arts and become an illustrator since that would give me more opportunities for steady work. Read more>>

Jade Alex | Music/Concert Photographer

I pursued an artistic career because I’ve never known anything different. From the time I could talk and write, I was creating. I’ve always been such a creative soul. I was always singing and dancing and drawing and writing ever since I could remember. I’ve always known I was born to create. Read more>>

Thy Roids | Rock n Roll Music Group

THYROIDS did not choose a creative career. A creative career chose THYROIDS. We began playing parties with our friends and just writing music as an expressive and creative outlet for ourselves. The fact that our endeavors are blossoming into a career is solely a product of our raw energy, blisteringly fast pulse and how those translate to our imagery and “brand”. Read more>>

Rī Wolf | Soulful Texas Troubador & Award Winning Songwriter

I’ve always been drawn to music from a very young age. Growing up listening and watching The Jackson 5, Otis Redding or The Temptations was inspiring to me. Watching them perform with such soul and passion was like watching someone with a super power and was definitely something I wanted to have. Then when I started seeing blues legends like BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, it just took this whole super power concept to another level. Now I realized that there were artists out there tapping into something almost supernatural. They were speaking through their instruments and that really drew me to the guitar. From the age of about 22 on I’ve been writing, recording and performing in some capacity. Read more>>