We asked some of the city’s leading artists and creatives to tell us about how they decided to pursue an artistic or creative career. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Larry Chang | Music Composer

Music and storytelling has always been an important part of my life. I started to learn classical piano at a young age, and ever since, music has become my way to not only express myself but also connect with the outside world. As I grew older, my passion for music grew deeper. I learned to play more musical instruments, joined orchestra bands, and started to write my own music. Read more>>

Jennifer Caruso | Physician Assistant and Board Member of Swirls Around the World Foundation

My name is Jennifer Caruso and I am honored to share more about my family’s nonprofit organization, the Swirls Around the World Foundation. Swirls Around the World Foundation, honoring the life of Matthew Cirelli, embraces his spirit and courage as it supports children and young adults battling cancer. Read more>>

Sharda King | CEO Kings Print’s Production

Honestly, I’ve always been creative. I just got tired of working for companies that didn’t challenge me creatively or mentally. Providing a customer with what they envision their brand to be or even a single particular custom item for someone and to see the joy it brings them, in turn, provides me with happiness because I was able to help them bring their vision to apparel, to reality. It’s a dope feeling. Read more>>

Greg Pricoli | Screenwriter & Producer

I think what pushed me to pursue a creative career in film and television was my love for storytelling. It’s a gift and a curse and something I can’t exactly turn off. I think part of it deals with growing up in such a large family and getting to know so many different types of people within and through traveling. Read more>>

Gavilán De Oro | Luchador

I’ve always aspired to become a pro-wrestler since the age of 5. In my late teens I started training and been performing for over a decade now. Read more>>