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.

Fernando Moya | Actor, Dancer, Immersive Creator, Choreographer

I pursued and artistic career because I fell in love with it. I fell in love with art. I’m grateful to have had parents that supported me and my passions while growing up. I wanted to take theater classes, so they signed up for a summer camp. I wanted to learn piano, so they looked for piano teachers in my city. Read more>>

Alejandro Chávez | Comic Book Artist & Radio Broadcaster

It is so fulfilling when you create something. It can be music, content, products, stories, trends, you can do whatever you imagine; that is so amazing because you are communicating what’s on your mind! Read more>>

Paul Slavonik | Author of the Legacy Drive series

I’ve always been one who enjoys falling into the depths of my own imagination. Some call it a safe space or even an escape, but I call it a natural habitat for creatives. At the heart of what I desire to do is storytelling. This comes in many various facets but at the core of it all is expressing the human experience. Read more>>

Gina Elizabeth Dorvilier | Certified Wedding Planner & Event Planner

My journey into the artistic and creative career began in my childhood, amidst the vibrant culture of New Orleans, LA. As a child, I found solace and freedom in coloring, dressing up my dolls, and later, scrapbooking. This was more than a pastime; it was a refuge, a space where I could create a world that felt safe and comforting. Read more>>

Michelle Oropeza | Event Planner + Stylist

I have always been in tuned with my artistic/creative side. Having a career focused on bringing creativity to life is why I love doing what I do. It’s being able to have so many different elements of art come together to form the final vision. I love being able to take different techniques, different colors and different styles and creating something magical out of it. Read more>>