It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop ask: what’s the end goal? Knowing where you are trying to go is step one in getting there and so we’ve asked some folks we admire to tell us their end goal and where they want to be by the end of their careers.

Rini Jain | Rini Jain | Fashion Content Creator

If you go by the history of some of the biggest Fashion Houses of the world, and how Fashion has evolved over the years, it is through “storytelling”. Look at Christian Dior’s first haute couture runway show in 1947 that defined a new silhouette for women aimed at restoring the women to its beauty post Second World War, or even look at recent times with Alessandro Michelle’s vision for Gucci with its Fall 2021 collection where he aims to revive love for fashion post-COVID with colored suits, sequins, leather dresses, fur, etc., but there is one thing in common. Each creation has a “story”, a “vision” where it is trying to create a phenomenon, a wave of change. Read more>>

Ustena Matta | Painter

This question really stood out to me because it’s one that I have actually had to ask myself years ago. Especially the first part. After being on what seemed to be a roller coaster with my art career combined with imposter syndrome, occasional art block, bursts of ideas with little time to execute- I had to ask myself what I really wanted. I got into painting in almost an “on accident” fashion. I fell in love with it when I wasn’t looking for anything to be THAT obsessed with. So when I was introduced to the art world after taking a class (just for the units to graduate) in college- and realized I actually liked it, I thought it was a no brainer to turn it into a business. Read more>>

Stephanie Manescu | Portrait Photographer and Model

My goal as a model and photographer, is really to be able to do what I love or as long as possible. Ultimately, I’d like to own a photography studio back in my hometown in order to serve a community that I care for deeply. As an artist, your career is never really over… it just evolves. I have never had a “five year plan.” Keeping an open mind has allowed me to do so much more than I ever thought I was capable of doing. I am looking forward to the many possibilities that my future holds. I hope to find new and exciting ways to share my creativity with others. Read more>>

Andrew McKee | Producer/Engineer (McKeezy Productions), Touring Musician (Hirie)

My end goal is to be able to provide for my family via a career doing what I love as a successful music producer. This kind of begs the question: what does success look like for me? Professionally speaking, I envision myself working with top level artists & musicians in a variety of capacities as to make use of my different talents. I enjoy keeping things interesting: recording drums on a reggae song one day, doing hip hop vocal production for an artist the next, filling in instrumentation with synths, guitars, percussion and so on. Read more>>

Brandon Dowdy | Coach

My end goal is to impact as many kids and family as I can through the game of basketball. My ultimate goal is provide atmosphere for young student athletes that prepares them each step of the way in their athletic journey. Read more>>

Davis Gerber | International Travel Photographer/Videographer

I would like to have a network of support which appreciates how I choose to portray people and cultures, and understands my willingness to spend however much time necessary developing a real understanding. To be working at a level where I can methodically investigate then go spend time in various cultures and locations around the world, shedding my light on any beauty or perhaps problems that need to be brought to attention in a new way. Read more>>