Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

DeNae D’Auria | Structural Integration Practitioner

How much Fascia and body alignment effect and benefit the mind-body-soul connection, overall health and wellness, and aging. And, that there are a lot of different types of bodywork out there– not everyone who works with Fascia is a Structural Integration Practitioner “Rolfer.” Myofascial work and Structural Integration can be very different. True Structural Integration is based around Dr. Ida Rolf’s Ten Series; just because someone has taken a workshop in Myofasical work doesn’t mean they are a Structural Integration Practitioner “Rolfer.” If you are looking for true Structural Integration “Rolfing” it is important to inquire about the certification and training of your practitioner– a lot of practitioners misrepresent themselves by calling themselves Structural Integration Practitioners or Rolfers; SI/Rolfing is a very specialized training and body of work. Read more>>

Nancy Eckels | Abstract Painter

While spending the day in your studio making art may sound like an easy life, much more is necessary in making your business successful. When you work for yourself as an artist, you are in charge of everything….quality control, marketing, ordering supplies, and building your online and gallery presence to name a few. While you may spend the majority of your day producing art, your other time involves all of these other tasks and the time spent on those tasks is substantial. In addition, while I have given up travel to art shows around the country, many artists still do them. I can’t tell you how many times one of those artists has had someone say to them that it must be nice to have a job where you get to spend the weekend sitting outside in the park. Read more>>

Carlos Grasso | Visionary Artist & Compulsive Visual Explorer

The amount of practice/work it takes to create and understand meaningful artwork (traditional, modern or contemporary). On this day and age of fast and cheap the art world descended into the “whatever” without a solid structured foundation of understanding how things work. Money, ignorance and critical thinking rule the art world these days. Read more>>

Zach Christy | Creative Director with a focus on 2d Design and Animation

Working in animation, people always assume that I want to work for Disney or Pixar– and honestly that was never the case. While I very much appreciate the work that those companies have done, it was never my goal. I think there is so much interesting animation being done on a smaller level in advertising and it gives you an opportunity to explore and experiment more than you ever would on a 2 hour feature film. Read more>>

Nicole Garcia | Post Production Supervisor, Producer & BRCA Awareness Advocate

How many niche jobs there are within Post Production. Blurring things like boobs and license plates, there’s someone who does that. Editing movie trailers, whole world of Post Production there. Also, how detailed we get into things that no other person would really notice. But we fix it anyway! Read more>>