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.

Mindy Faubion | Watercolor, silk & ceramic artist

Art is an intrinsic part of who I am. I enjoy color and mixing color, creating something from that color, expressing my feelings and thoughts and memories through visual art and expressing what I see in the world around me through visual art for others to enjoy. I wouldn’t choose to do something for a career if it wasn’t something I could be inspired by. Read more>>

Zola Reve | Painter & Poet

Before I pursued a career in art, I was using it as a way mental and emotional therapy for myself. Everyday life can be bland sometimes especially all you do is get up, go to work, eat, and sleep. I pursued a art career because I wanted to show the world that there is limitless potential within the imagination. As I said before I use art as emotional therapy and mental stability. Confusion and trauma within the heart and mind has always been on my mind every since my early teens. I just didn’t know how to express it in a way where I can freely say what I feel and think without being judged or corrected. Yes, sometimes course correction is necessary but sometimes it takes the person who’s dealing with these problems to tackle them. Read more>>

Corey Godfrey | Visual Artist

I’ve always carved an untraditional career path, chasing my dreams as they unfolded before me. High school ignited my creative ambitions, and that continued to flourish during my time at the University of North Texas, where I realized art could be a viable profession. To sustain my passion, I have worked every type of job possible. Now, I’m incredibly fortunate to not just pursue my art, but to work actively at the public art organization, AURORA. Being fully submerged in the art world, forging connections at every turn, is my dream come true. Read more>>

JD Williams | Social Media Influencer

Even as a child, I loved being creative. I loved entertaining and right to this day, I still do it!! Being a creative allows me to express my emotions, thoughts, and ideas through art! Read more>>