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.

Jennifer Izquierdo | JennnEyeCosmetics – Certified Makeup Artist/Licensed Esthetician

The true meaning behind pursuing my career is to make every single person I meet/work with feel empowered, beautiful, appreciated, and loved. I can’t begin to describe the feeling and emotions that go through my body when I hand the mirror over to my client for them to see the final makeup look on themselves. In that exact moment I always tell myself “This is what I do it for.” This is what keeps me going. This is what tells me I chose the career path that was meant for me. This is what keeps me motivated to keep learning more techniques, keep growing my business. Read more>>

Raquel Liriano McCain | Makeup Artist

I pursued an artistic and creative career because Art is beautiful. Makeup is art it’s just like drawing a picture or painting on a canvas, My face is my canavas and every moment I get to create I take it. It’s peaceful and soothing. It can also be challenging and I’m all for a challenge. I love that there is no rules when it comes to makeup, and that there is always something new to learn. Read more>>

Christian Saldana | Social media dancer and Hospitality major

My whole life I’ve always loved dancing, and being artistic. I always saw myself doing a lot of creative hobbies. Painting, dancing, cooking and more. When i was in highs school i was part of the dance team and so many more clubs my creative side started developing. As I got older it made me realize is something that I want to do. Right I’m currently working on my bachelors in hospitality and tourism which a career field where you can be artistic self and there is many jobs where you can have fun. Read more>>