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.

Tyler Smith | Creative Director

I’ve always been fascinated with storytelling, and was blessed to have parents that encouraged my interested in film. That played a major part in me having the freedom to explore a creative career path and to continue bettering my artistry. Read more>>

Hana Delong | Dancer and builder

Artistry and creativity are ways where you can express yourself that are not always conventional. You can be your true self. It speaks to me and cannot see myself doing it any other way. Read more>>

Scarlett Bella Song | Teen Performer & Entrepreneur

For as long as I can remember, I have always aspired to pursue a creative career as both an entrepreneur and performer. Being artistic and creative is inherent to my identity. My outlook on life has always been with my own unique lens and I take inspiration from the world around me. I enjoy translating my ideas and feelings into beautiful images. Sometimes I express those ideas/feelings through the performing arts and other times I express them through fine art, jewelry-design and/or fashion. Read more>>

Juan Sandoval | Baker and Cake Decorator

As a little kids I loved baking and making cakes. As I got older I lost that love. After graduating high school I put school on hold to take care of a family member. I was unsure what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until I got my first kitchen job at Kate Weiser Chocolate making hand panted bonbons that I realized pastry’s and baking was something I wanted to do. I ended up going back to school to get my Associates in Baking and Pastry. I get bored easily so decorating cakes is something that I don’t get bored because there’s always a new design. Read more>>

Chardonnae Baity | Artist/Poet, Model, & Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2022

I would say the word creative to describe it more than anything, but not to take away from my artistry. I pursue this gruesome, tedious, rigorous, yet, joyful, amazing, exuberant career path for the simple fact I believe in the impossible. I believe in the “impossible,” meaning I DO NOT care what the statistics say. The probability of a task could reveal that I only have a 10% chance at succeeding in a room of 100. Guess what? I’m looking round like who’s the other 9. They said I was too small, but guess what? Played big. They said I wasn’t fast enough, but guess what? Got faster. They said he wasn’t good enough, but guess what? Helloooo Univ. South FL. They said I wasn’t smart enough, but guess what? What’s up Doc. Moral of the story is you hold the pen to your own story, JUST MAKE SURE YOU WRITE IT! Read more>>