We asked some of the city’s leading artists and creatives to tell us about how they decided to pursue an artistic or creative career. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Katie Kansas | Entertainment Director & Costume Shop Owner

This is always a question I ask myself. The only answer I can ever come up with is that it chose me. I often times think how my life would be if I took a more “conventional” approach to life… but then I remember how amazing it is to love what you do and it all happened naturally. A lot of hard work but the creative career chose me. Read more>>

Ben Cotton | Artist/Producer/Engineer

They say do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. From playing instruments to producing and mixing Im basically entirely self taught just because of how fun Ive always thought it was. And after years of just doing it in my room for fun, I realized how good I had gotten when people started coming to me in high school to mix their rap songs or make them beats, which would be exchanged in the hallways on our little school-issued flash drives. Read more>>

Tim Piccirillo | Digital Marketer & Copywriter

I always thought I lacked creativity. But as I got older I realized that everyone is creative. It’s simply what direction or area you use that creativity. I prefer creative as opposed to non-creative work simply because job fulfillment and satisfaction are paramount to me. When I write or create, I feel a true sense of accomplishment. One that I can’t get from other endeavors. I’ve used various incarnations of creativity through being a comedy magician, a motivational speaker, and a copywriter. Read more>>