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.

Fiona Gabora | Creative Entrepreneur

I’ve always been a creative person, but didn’t fully tap in until a few years ago. I felt my life rudderless. After going thru a traumatic relationship, I was exposed to so many creatives, and they really encouraged me to tap in to what was already there. Creating, for me, is incredibly therapeutic. It wasn’t too far of a leap when I decided I wanted to do this full time. Read more>>

JaVonni Brustow | Media Personality & Founder of PopGlitz.com

I have always been surrounded by the arts. I went to one of the top art schools in the country growing up, Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta, GA. I grew up under the wing of an uncle that’s a fiber artist that taught various classes from crochet design, cross stitch etc to which I’ve tried them all and sold work of mine as a teenager. I started web design the hard way back when we had to use html code for social media. I was an assistant choir director and over the years I came across so many talented people, I wanted to highlight them as much as possible, which is how my celebrity news site PopGlitz.com came about. Read more>>

Patricia Laurenceau Jean-Louis | Marketing & Branding Consultant

If truth be told I can’t truly say that I never pursued an artistic or creative career. What I will say is that it choose me. I spent 15 years in the legal field with an intention of going to law school. I always saw myself as a logical thinker who always paid attention to details. Creative and artistic abilities were for those who were born with the ability. Definitely not me. Read more>>

Jel Martinez | Artist/ Ink Heads Crew

I would say that the reason I pursued an artistic career is because it is what has driven me my whole life since I was a child. I began creating graffiti art since the 5th grade. It’s my passion. Read more>>