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.

Mor Anucov | Photographer

I had decided that an artistic career is for me as soon as I realized that what I find most interesting in art is people, stories, and moments. I believe that art, in any form really, is a universal language. It doesn’t matter where you come from and what language you speak you will always get art. Art can reach anyone even if not in the same way. Read more>>

Justin Garner | R&B Singer-songwriter

I decided to pursue a musical career at a very early age. I grew up singing in the church choir and quickly fell in love with music. In my early teenage years, I fell in with classics by Lionel Richie, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and the overall sound of soul music. That led to me creating and writing my own songs, with lyrics that fit me personally. I felt there was a void that was missing in mainstream music, and I wanted to fill it. Read more>>

Aja Cohen | Founder and Creative Visionary at Transcendent Active

I have always had a love for creating things. As a kid, I took so many classes. Acting, painting, photography, and played tons of sports. It wasn’t until 7th grade that I found fashion. I was in a Home Economics class and the assignment was to sew a pair of boxer shorts. Read more>>

Lindsay Kastuk | Makeup Artist

I was in a corporate career for my entire life. I went through some pretty traumatic life experiences and then got laid off by my job – right as I turned 30. I took that as a sign to start my life over. I was unhappy in the 9-5 world and I got that push I needed to pursue a creative career. I had been doing makeup as a hobby prior to losing my job and it just felt right to transition into something I actually loved. Read more>>

Lili andrea rincon | Plastic Artist

Since I was little I had a fascination with everything that had to do with plastic arts. from how to paint on glass or how to paint on fabric or canvas. I have always liked the idea of ​​being able to create something that is eye-catching. So during the pandemic I began to see many people doing this new art of rug tufting which impressed me and I decided to give it a chance. Read more>>