What’s Your Why?

We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

JD Sisneros | Artist

I pursed being an artist professionally because art is something I’ve always done, It is truely my passion. Since the begining of elementary school, I remeber having a knack to draw. Read more>>

Mishila Trujillo | Portrait and Wedding Photographer

I guess I have always wanted to pursue a creative career. When I was younger I wanted to produce music just because it was and is such a big part of my life. I never really pursued that. Read more>>

Kathryn Lanning | Instructor & Artist

Even from a young age I seemed predisposed for self-reflection, the introvert who internalized everything and pondered profusely. Wanting to know what to expect, fearing mistakes, and timidly engaging in the world, I often found myself standing on the sidelines. Except in the studio. Read more>>

Heather Hartmann | Custom Craft Instructor & Creator

The idea for One Crafty Giraffe came from a social outing with family. We went to a class on acrylic paint pouring since none of us had ever done it before. It was a blast! As we went through the evening, I started looking around me and thought, “I could do this, and I could do it better.” Read more>>

Ashley Morrison | Certified Weight Loss & Health Improvement Coach

My purpose in life is to help people. Whether that be physically, financially, emotionally or spiritually, I strive to help others succeed. Read more>>

Rebecca Rudner | Architectural Designer & Graduate Student

As a kid in school I was pretty good at most subjects, but never the best. In high school I started taking an architecture course as my art credit, not thinking much would come of it. Read more>>

Quinn Chody | Photographer/ Videographer/ Video Editor

I pursued a creative career, because I wanted to always be doing different things. I also wanted to be able to use my creative abilities to help show off different things in the world wether it be a product or a landscape. Read more>>

Liz Marie | Tattoo Artist

Ever since I was a small child I’ve had a passion for art. I also come from a family full of artist, including my grandmother and cousin. My cousin would come over and give me art lessons when I was little. Read more>>

Fuzz E. Grant | Artist

It was never a choice to pursue an artistic career. I always artistic but have tried everything to NOT be and artist because of the stigma around it. However, everything I tried left me miserable and the only thing that makes me happy is being an artist. Read more>>

Ebs Long | Wedding Planner

I honestly didn’t. I had been working as a bartender for 8 years in Breckenridge and had a degree in Marketing and Management. A friend asked me to help her with weddings one summer and I said yes, just to try something different. After that first wedding, I was hooked. Read more>>

Tajeira Bonner | Actress, Model, Vocalist, and Voice Actress

We are often led to believe that our careers define who we are as people and that we can only be one thing, a quantitative or qualitative person. If this were true then what would the world have to say about an Investment Banker turned Actress, Model, Vocalist, and Voice Actress? Read more>>

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