Artists and creatives face innumerable challenges given that their career path often doesn’t come with a playbook, a steady paycheck or any form of safety net. It’s definitely not easy and so we asked a few of the artists and creatives we admire to talk to us about why they chose to pursue an artistic or creative career.

Daniel Gil | OCR Athlete & Motivational Speaker

I chose to pursue a more creative career path because at a young age I recognized that I had various passions and proficiencies. I loved athletics – both training and coaching – but I also loved speaking, teaching and writing. I wanted to create content that would impact other’s lives for good. I realized that being an entrepreneur would allow me to do all those things and more. Read more>>

Dayanna Esparza-Corzo | Improving the lives of others through my artistic abilities

I chose this career path for a variety of reasons. My profession enables me to take the verbal or visual ideas of my clients and create a look that conveys the essence of what they wish to achieve. Being artistic allows me to create and customize looks for each individual guest. There is no greater feeling than watching a client’s expression come to life. Read more>>

Alicia Francis | Artist

Looking back on my life I’ve always been surrounded by creatives and have felt most at ease in the presence of artists. Their views of the world and what consists of a “work environment” made sense to me. Read more>>

Sheri Surels | Owner, Bits and Wits

Nothing else made sense. All growing up, I wanted nothing more than to be an Astronaut; I was obsessed with space. Then college math hit and I learned real quick I wasn’t patient enough, with myself, to learn about imaginary numbers. Read more>>