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.

David J. Franco | Entrepreneur, Music Producer/Vocalist, Graphic Designer

Music and art in general are a way for me to freely express myself. At 6 years old I was writing songs, rapping and making beats from whatever object I could find. As I grew older, I discovered different genres of music, and I’ve always been intrigued, especially with how the hip-hop genre was originally created for. It was intended to draw teenagers out of gang life, drugs and violence by a huge community of people that believed in self-expression. Although the concept of my music brand is a bit different from that, I still want to bring something to the table Read more>>

Beatriz Torres | Creative Director, Small business owner and Travel Blogger

I breathe and eat creativity since I was born. But my final push was when my male college counselor told me the creative field was for men. I went to college in Barcelona and I graduated in Advertising. When you finish your degree you can choose to go down a more marketing and accounts route or the creative route. When I went to talk to my counselor I wanted advice on wether I should become a copywriter or an art director. Read more>>

Laura Shrewsbury | Designer/Maker of Weapon of Choice New Orleans

Making up for Lost Time My parents were older folks, and immigrants. I am a first-gen American. They were very focused, and very fearful of life without financial security. My family learned that I had an innate talent for drawing and painting when I was 3 years old. Read more>>