We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Jill Bergman | Printmaker and Illustrator

Artists who create work professionally don’t wait for inspiration to strike. They work hard every day just like in other professions. Sitting down with our materials is both a job and a joy. Creativity is the result of a consistent practice and attention to detail. Read more>>

Sally Bleck | Embroidery Artist

Sourcing an ethical and sustainable brimmed hat brand in a price range that all my customers can afford feels impossible in the market right now, but I haven’t given up! Read more>>

cayden nigh | Creative Director

One of the most interesting things when first learning about fashion are the production times. When developing a full cut and sew collection, brands are projecting how fashion will look and feel in 6 months – 1 year ahead of time. Read more>>

Bryan Rowe | Commercial Photographer

Most everyone has probably heard the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words”. What many people don’t realize with Commercial Product Photography is that a single final picture or advertisement may be the result of multiple images composited together to literally show a product in its best light. In this case the best light might come from multiple directions that physically can’t be achieved in one single photo. Even “simple” shots of beer pouring into a glass or liquor bottles often requires hours of lighting and post production work to get that high end result that the consumer sees. Read more>>

Leigh Ann Van Fossan and James Van Fossan | Fine Art Oil Painters

Many outsiders tend to be surprised when we answer “I am an artist” to the question, “What do you do?” Some will even laugh reactively, assuming we are joking. Many people really don’t know what that means – “artist”. Are we musicians? Dancers? Hobby crafters? We then usually have to elaborate, “We are painters, oil painters.” Once we have established that we are artists/painters, then comes the fun in convincing someone that yes, we ACTUALLY do that for a career. Read more>>

Sophie Machet | Business Owner, Mom, & Triathlete

I have created my business in the network marketing industry, and one thing people are unaware of is that it is actually pretty easy to start your business in the network marketing industry. You do not need to be an expert in your field, the initial investment is probably the lowest you’ll ever find when it comes to launching your own business, and the community is fun and eager to help! Read more>>

Alex Luis | Strength & Conditioning Coach/Owner of Elevated Training Co

I don’t think people outside of the strength and conditioning industry understand how much a tool for transforming your life it can be. It is my main contributing factor to how I have been able to accomplish everything in my life thus far. Read more>>