Artists and creatives face innumerable challenges given that their career path often doesn’t come with a playbook, a steady paycheck or any form of safety net. It’s definitely not easy and so we asked a few of the artists and creatives we admire to talk to us about why they chose to pursue an artistic or creative career.

Sebastian Bruno-Harris | Artist

My practice has always been pretty intuitive and multidisciplinary and driven by a desire to harness the feeling you get when you look at something ordinary and it strikes you as new and strange. In the pursuit of that desire, I have made use of a range of different processes, materials, disciples, and inspirations to realize my works, which I think is something unique and great about pursuing art as a career. Read more>>

Michele Bazin | Event Producer, Host & Graphic Designer

The fluidity of the artistic field drew me in while I was a college student sitting in my dorm realizing the realities of choosing a major, a career, and ultimately a life for myself. I romanticized getting paid to play: creating with no regard to a 9-5 schedule. I chose to study while working a ‘9-5’ job and managing events. In that time I became a self-taught graphic designer, out of necessity to produce event flyers despite not having a budget. Read more>>


I chose a creative career because I love the reaction my clients or customers give me after visiting my store or salon. It’s the light in their eyes and the ability that I have to do something I think is so small and comes to me first nature that makes one person feel beautiful and uplifted about themselves. Read more>>

Nadia Diaz Naval | Photographer at Endless Summer Photo

It took a world pandemic to reroute me into the path of a creative career. I have always been drawn to the arts; everything from design, painting and obviously photography. But I would pursue it lightly, more as a hobby than anything. With a decade long career as operations manager in the corporate world I did not have the time or energy to give my passion for photography a chance. When life was abruptly stopped and I was given the gift of time, I gave in 100% to my creative side and it just flourished. Read more>>

Rose Young | Mystery Author

I feel being creative allows you more freedom to be yourself. In hindsight, it seems to have been a natural progression in my life with bursts of a desire to change, and the creative courage to do it. As a novelist, I see how we can even write our life. When I was young, I was either reading mysteries, writing, drawing, or outdoors in nature. I attended art classes afterschool. Read more>>