We had the good fortune of connecting with Chelsea Shorkey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chelsea, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I firmly believe that the artistic and creative things that excite and inspire as in our youth are rooted in us. As we grow up we often find ourselves veering away from these things, possibly towards more “practical” or “safe” career choices. Some of us find our way back and some are courageous enough to pursue these creative passions. The inspiration that I have found in my creative business brings so much light and energy into my life and the opportunity to work with creatives every day who inspire me so much is such a gift. I am so glad that I made the decision to return to my childhood creativity.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have always loved creating beautiful things, but now, I do so with purpose and strategy in mind. I am so passionate about helping others find clarity in the voice of their company and share their mission with the world. While the path of a creative business owner is never easy, I have learned so many valuable lessons along the way. To get to where I am today, I have never stopped learning and have kept an open mind, allowing the things that inspire me to lead me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Being based in southern California, fun and inspiration seems to be just around every corner. In my beautiful town of San Clemente the beach, Sur Coffee (my favorite coffee shop) and one of the many amazing restaurants are an absolute must.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Without all of the incredible creatives I have crossed paths with along the way, I would not be where I am today. Getting to collaborate with other creatives has inspired and propelled my business in ways I never could have imagined.
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