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.

Brittani Harvey | AME Events Founder

I’ve always been creative since I was young I love to sing, paint, dance, act, and, more. Music and creativity is in my blood I’ve been performing on stage since I was 3 years old. I knew one day I would create a space that brings good energy and allows creatives to be themselves I just didn’t know how. Read more>>

Pimptress | Singer/Songwriter/Rapper/Model/Actress

Honestly, it’s truly a passion. Since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted to be a singer. In high school is when I really discovered my true talent of writing poems and stories. Im a story telling type of artist. I’m give you a bunch of scenarios in each song. To kind of make you think. I love music and I always will. I’m not quite sure if I’ll ever quit trying to pursue this as a career! I see something big in the future. I just have no idea when. I’ve been at it and grinding too long now to just give it all up after all this Read more>>

Ivanna Guerrero | Model

I started pursuing a Carrie in this industry because I want to inspire people that think they can’t start and they can’t do it because of how they look how tall they are and they think they can’t do it I’ve also fallen in love with the industry sense I was a little girl I would be in talent shows and in music classes Read more>>

Mark T Smith | Artist

The “why” question about pursuing a career in creativity is the easiest one for me to answer. As a child, I was obsessed with making images, I spent most of my time away from school creating artwork. After a severe health event in my teens, I made the decision to follow this calling into a world of creativity. Never once have I regretted that decision. Read more>>