Artistic and creative careers are among the most rewarding, but they also come with unique challenges. We asked some of the city’s best creatives to tell us why they choose to pursue a creative career.

Deja T. Jones | Fashion, Graphic, & Brand Designer

Creating has always been apart of me since I could pick up a pencil! It’s always been something i’ve dreamed of doing. As a child I would constantly get in trouble in school because I would either be daydreaming about designing, drawing outfits for my friends, or just simply sketching or doodling in my notebook. Read more>>

Blair Wilson | Executive Chef/Culinary Consulant

I was years into my hospitality career before I developed the awareness of the artistic and ever changing creativity that now drives my passion. In the beginning, I was drawn to the life of the kitchen; the intensity, the organized chaos and the genuine camaraderie. You had to earn your place and your progression was entirely based upon your merit and dedication. Read more>>

Jonathan Marcel | Artist

I always had this love for music, bet i had never actually put time into it until December 2019. There’s this saying that goes like “You what you love, and make profit out of it” so that was really my goal, to make profit doing what i love most. Read more>>