Artistic and creative careers are among the most rewarding, but they also come with unique challenges.  We asked some of the city’s best creatives to tell us why they choose to  pursue a creative career.

Johana Flo | Lifestyle Content Creator & Social Media Manager

I chose to pursue a creative career because it allows me to do what I love and be true to myself, all while providing for my family! Ever since I was a little girl I took part in creative and artistic activities as hobbies and even professionally. From singing in front of my family, to having a central role in the Mexican version of Sesame Street (Plaza Sesamo). I’ve always loved doing what makes me happy and I never had a problem letting others see it, until I did. For a long time in my life, I gave up on doing what I loved in exchange for following a more conventional path. During that period, events in my life unfolded that in all honesty, broke me little by little and caused me to leave my passions behind. Read more>>

Luke Lintott | Lifestyle Consultant

I pursue a creative career because it lights me up! It brings me enduring joy to see my clients lose weight, manifest love, and heal after loss. I love sharing my gifts with the world as a healer, yoga teacher, and coach. Additionally, I truly believe life can be a party. There’s no need to separate what you enjoy from what you do as your career. And when you do what you’re aligned to do, get ready for amazing health, happiness, and fulfillment! Before founding my coaching business, I worked in the educational field for 8 years. I love my students, but knew that I could have a more global impact through lifestyle consulting. I went on to found a free FB community that’s all about inclusive fitness & mindset coaching. That’s where my most creative self thrives. You can request to join to gain a community, tips, and resources to reach your fitness, mindset & love life goals at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/getfitbehappy Read more>>

Nupur Agrawal | Photographer & Digital Marketer

Growing up I always had this creative/artistic environment around me as both my parents were in some form of music and arts and that trickled down to all three of their kids as well in some ways. Despite that, I pursued my education in electrical engineering and I moved to the USA for my master’s degree. During college, I spent time exploring creative hobbies like dance and painting and eventually started dabbling in photography by taking photos of my friends and family. It took me a while to realize that I loved spending hours learning about this art form rather than picking up and reading a business or engineering textbook and what started as a hobby turned into a creative interest and passion for photography. Pursuing photography gives my mind a creative outlet which helps me stay motivated, de-stressed, imaginative and open-minded in many ways ,artistic or otherwise, in my life. Read more>>