We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Brooke Fischer | Graphic Artist and fine Art Painter

I usually don’t allow myself to look too far ahead in the future as life has so many unexpected twists and turns. I just put one foot in front of the other. I think ultimately if you find a way speak to people by creating a beautiful image interwoven with a message people will respond to that. I do feel like I am currently on two paths with my art. One path is pursuing my botanical paintings and the other is bringing attention to critical issues we are facing in the world. I was surprised at how the career I thought I was heading towards had taken an unexpected turn to helping bring attention to political and social justice issues. Read more>>

Nikkita Weerasinghe | Promoter of Mindful Movement and Business Owner

I’ve been fortunate to have organically stumbled upon my purpose and it just so happens to be my passion. So my end goal is simple…to share it and evolve as I go. At the end of my career I would love to have created a fitness community that not only provides in person group fitness class but also offers online classes, teacher trainings and retreats. Eventually I would like to franchise my brand. Read more>>

Michael Newberry | Artist and Activist

Making art is a special experience in the way it incorporates passion, thought, and sensory perception. When they come together in a painting the experience is amazing. Their dialog is a buzz of energy ricocheting at the furthest ends of our human attributes; from logic to pure gut feelings, to purely being in the moment when we are focused visually on some aspect of shadow. Those creative moments are ends in themselves. When the painting is done and works that is my end goal, and perhaps a starting place for the viewer, in the sense that they can visualize an end point. Hopefully using it to imagine their greatest dreams. Read more>>

Una Jensen | SongWriter, Producer, Vocalist, Engineer

My end goal, as a songwriter and producer is to be able to make a living off of my art. To be known for my quality work by, not the general public, by the people in the industry that i look up to. Not to be “Famous” or a household name… But to be the name brought up in conversation among industry professionals talking about how to take an artists sound to the next level. It’s extremely important for me to have recognition among my peers. To create with artists who have an audience. To have the music i write and produce to be heard. And obviously, i want a good solid amount of money. Read more>>

Jenn Roose | Graze Platter Creator & Teacher

In terms of where I want to be by the end of my career, I want to know that I have made a difference in people’s lives, that I’ve added happiness, inspiration, laughter, beauty and kindness. Sounds odd to talk about kindness when I create food to look beautiful, however every event or graze is thoughtfully designed for each person with so much heart behind every detail. Read more>>

Brant Ritter | Artist + Designer

I’m not sure that I have a clear vision of what my end goal is. I don’t think that as a creative, there is necessarily an ‘end’. Artists don’t retire, voluntarily anyway. I’ve spent the better part of my adult life creating, following some drive to articulate and reify ideas and abstract notions that hold my interest. I work in a variety of ways. Furniture, architecture, sculpture, and drawings are all ways that I use to give voice to what I am seeing and thinking about. When I first started making art in an intellectually serious way, I didn’t have a singular voice, ideas came from all over, I was aping work that I admired for reasons that I didn’t fully understand. Read more>>

Natalie Costello | Professional Photographer

My end goal is to discover emerging health-conscious brands, and bring awareness through impactful images with trusted influencers to endorse the value of the brand, and be published in magazines on a global scale. Read more>>