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.

Franck Mille | Creative Director / Aspiring Yogi

I pursued the creative industry because I grew up loving television, films, fashion and entertainment. Due to my love for the industry. I began paying attention to the intricacies of the industry. I began to wonder what makes a celebrity different from the average human being and how could that power be balanced. What I thought was a love for entertainment was a really a love for marketing, imagery and advertising because that tells the story which will shape the culture, product, service, etc. Read more>>

Helmut Paul | Entrepreneur, Menswear and Lifestyle influencer

I pursued an artistic or creative career because first of all I come from a family full of musicians, writers, creatives who have influenced me from a young age and it made appreciate and love the creative process of doing something that is gratifying for the soul. Read more>>

None Like Joshua | Anime Rapper

Before I became a musician, I noticed throughout my life that I didn’t do well working FOR others. I still don’t. But I can work well WITH others, no problem. Music is, for the most part, a very collaborative field. However, being told what to do and when to do it and how to do it doesn’t always fit for most people. In most working environments, you cannot express yourself to the fullest extent like a musician can on his or her own. Most jobs that require a college degree are very stable and the path is linear. A creative career has many emotional, financial, and mental highs and lows. Not everyone can handle the instability, but I knew that I would find a way. Read more>>

Shawn White | Owner/ Tattoo Artist

I have always been a artist since a child. As a kid I was influenced and mentored by Charles Shulz creator of Charlie Brown. Into my teen years I knew that the tattoo industry is where I wanted to be! I always loved being able to see the raw emotions from clients and friends when they seen my art. Now I am 17 years into the Tattoo industry and I wouldn’t change it for the world. One of the coolest things in this industry is the different cultures/stories you hear from around the world, that still bring us into the same room interested in the same thing. ART. Read more>>