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.

Lucia Morales | Visual Artist & Educator

Lived experiences shape who we are and I feel that the only constant is change. We are continuously changing, developing, and hopefully growing as individuals. I found from a very early age that my comfort amongst many life changes was art and the production of art. For most of my formative years I felt a bit powerless and as if I had no voice, that changed when I picked up a sketchbook and pencils or paints. In my years as a Visual Art teacher, I have come to see the same sense of empowerment and comfort in many of my students. Read more>>

Berwick Augustin | Author|Speaker|Educator|Spoken Word Artist

I don’t believe I chose an artistic or creative career, I believe it chose me. God has wired every living soul with unique abilities to do different things. Although I was highly involved in sports growing up, I always enjoyed the arts. Writing was something that came natural to me. I didn’t struggle to write research papers and essays. I only wrote when it was necessary. I wish someone would’ve helped me nurture the skill at an early age. Read more>>

Brian Goldberg | Co Founder & CEO, Mr Bing Foods

I felt a strong desire to leave my individual mark on the world, to leave something behind that I created which influenced other peoples lives (or enjoyment of their lives) in a memorable & positive way that is directly a result of the unique experiences I’ve had. Read more>>