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.

Fernando Aponte | Sound Engineer & Producer/DJ

Ever since I was a little kid I always had a creative mind, I would play with Legos , me and the neighborhood friends would be building all kinds of stuff. I love to color , I played saxophone in the band all through middle and High school. Being creative and atristic has always come so natural to me , I figured might as well focus my energy into my artistic talents and go full time with it ! Read more>>

Celine Pierre | Model | Social media manager | Content creator

I pursued my career in marketing & content creation because it is different yet similar ; it is all art at the end of the day. Being creative everyday is such a fun and challenging process. The best part will always be how the content turns out but the steps to get there is the most meaningful & memorable. Read more>>

Chris Ams | Fine Artist/ Illustrator & Singer/ Songwriter

Overall, I think that the creative path was something that chose me. I was a very curious kid, who always felt kind of awkward in social situations. I didn’t have many friends when I was young, and I never felt like I fit in anywhere. Part of that was due to me still grappling with my own identity while growing up in a private religious school that wasn’t very tolerant of anything that was “outside of their box”. Read more>>

Cody Parker | Artist

I have been actively pursuing an artistic career for a short time now. For me I think it’s one of the purest forms of work a person can peruse. I am able to use my mind to create something that dictates certain feelings or create vibes for any sort of space. I think the freedom and the ability to create what I feel is why I peruse an artist career. I am my own boss and can determine how much of my energy is dictated toward certain things and projects. Read more>>