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.

Tai Beasley | Actress, model, and influencer

My whole life, I’ve been surrounded by adults who seem to be stuck in a cycle of work, provide, sleep, repeat- and they often don’t even like the jobs that they have. Unfortunately with the way in which we’ve chosen to structure our society, we work for most of our lives. I simply refuse to spend the precious time that I have in this physical body doing anything that isn’t soul fulfilling to me. Art has always ignited a fire in me…whether it’s acting, modeling, being an influencer on social media, or anything in between, I want a career that doesn’t feel like anything but living out my passion. Read more>>

Jaime Lovejoy | Abstract Artist

My full time painting career came as a second act for me. I always saw myself as an artist but for years it was on the sideline. After a longstanding marketing career, I stepped back and realized I was no longer feeling motivated, inspired or excited about the work I was doing. I decided to make a change and explore new opportunities. Then the pandemic hit and I had time and space to work on my paintings full time. For me, it felt like a return to my true self, returning to the artist within to create. Read more>>

James Peay | Animation Designer

I have always been drawn to the art world ever since I saw the 1980’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. I was so obsessed I started drawing from that point on and the rest is history. Read more>>

Brittany Morgan | Visual Artist and Craftswoman

In pursuit of following my dreams, I wanted to hone in on my creativity and artistic abilities. Art has always been a staple in my life and I implemented my talents throughout my educational career. My high school was a magnet school and I graduated as the only African American Visual Arts student in that class. Continuing on to my college years, I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Fine Arts degree. My educational journey has been sparked again and I’ve just recently been accepted into Edinboro University’s Art Therapy Master’s program. Read more>>

Regine Jillea Dawson | Designer, Entrepreneur

I pursued an artistic career because I figured if I’m going to be doing something for the rest of my life, I should love it! I have always been into clothing, beauty, and art, so choosing the entrepreneurial route was destined for me. I was told before that YOU have to choose entrepreneurship, it’s not going to choose you. I had to step out on faith and just start and see where God took me. Read more>>

Lindsay Benjamin | Singer/Songwriter

Being a creator is what drives me in life. When I am not creating, whether it be general content for social media, writing a new song, spending time in the recording studio, or helping other artists find their voices, I am trying to come up with the next idea to help keep my creative energy flowing. Read more>>