We had the good fortune of connecting with Casey De Bie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Casey, why did you pursue a creative career?
I have been artsy all my life, but in high school traditional career paths were really being pushed. I started down the path of nursing, but going to school and working in a hospital as cool and rewarding as it was, just wasn’t fulfilling me. I found myself constantly reflecting through art again. I think art in general has a lovely way of grabbing people in whatever way they need it to at that moment and that’s beautiful. I chose to be a creative for my career because it’s something that brings me more energy once it’s down than being drained after a day of work. An added bonus is meeting and working with a bunch of incredibly creative people daily and only ever learning from them.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am still currently working on finding my specific niche or style but I think that is the fun of it all. I love exploring all different mediums and styles of art to create something great. I’m super excited to be able to start working with people again, creating spaces for expression of all kinds and building on each others ideas. Being part of the creative industry, networking is everything. Taking those small jobs and making connections and friends along the way have really helped me get to where I am. Those friendships lead to more creative projects and incredible creations.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh this is fun, I love show people around Denver there are so many little pockets to see. First off we would go to MCA, they always have incredible exhibits to see there even a little cafe on the roof. Then maybe for a night out bop around five points (RiNo) for some more art district activities and drinks. For some nature maybe go to Red Rocks for some good views, or walk around Idaho Springs and get some Beau Jo’s. We would obviously have to stop at City O City and Bang up to the Elephant for some vegan food. For some more sight seeing, stop in at Terminal Bar for some fancy cocktails. Broadway is always a fun place to wander around day or night too.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Obviously my family has been a huge support system in letting me explore all possible career paths. My cousin Phil in specific is my cheerleader when it comes to wacky out of the box creative pursuits. He’s always there to help out, or just encourage me to do what ever I want, as much as I can. And Hailey Hodapp has been a big inspiration and amazing collaborator. Since we met she’s always taken me seriously regardless of age and has got outstanding ideas up her sleeve.
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