Turn Your Ideas Into Reality with This Entrepreneur’s Process

Ever get an idea that you want to make a reality, but have no clue where to start? Davida Arnold wants to help you put that idea into motion.

Davida has developed an effective acronym as part of her creative process that’ll help guide you through the process of taking something from a concept to fruition. After launching 3 successful restaurants in New York City, Davida saw that the women around her needed something. They needed a voice and a way to connect with powerful women on and offline. And so Girl Game Changer was born.

Davida is much more than a founder. As a mother, entrepreneur, public speaker and more, Davida is the perfect person to go to for insight when it comes to startups. In this interview, she gives us her model for taking an idea and making it real. If you’re in the area, check out Davida’s event, and don’t forget to check out her page!

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How One Visionary Navigated Through Multiple Careers And Found Fulfillment

What came first, Sellah’s basketball career, his music, his modeling success, or becoming a founder? We’ll let you guess.

Learning incredible discipline from the strict rules and structure of a military family, Sellah had the grit to excel as and NCAA basketball player. However, while living out what felt like someone else’s dream, he decided to change course and give in to his underlying love for fashion and entertainment.

In this interview, we found out what it took for Sellah to become the first black male model to work in Shanghai, China, working with some of America’s most popular brands, including GAP, Nike, and GQ Magazine, and commit wholeheartedly to his passion. Keep reading to gain insight on this creative genius’ outlook on life. Don’t forget to listen to his music from his page.

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Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere: One Artist’s Story

Visited New York lately? You may have gotten a peek at Rafael Colon’s unique artwork.

His inspiration started with a request from his daughter. Today, his elaborate artwork can be found on various objects, ranging from sneakers to clothing, and most recently, skateboards.

We asked Rafael about his philosophy on his work and learned more about what it takes to be an artist. Keep reading for the full scoop. Don’t forget to check out Rafael’s page and his amazing art.

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One Artist’s Key To Producing Her Best Album Ever

For Marit Larsen, trusting her instincts is key.

Althoughshe currently resides in her hometown of Oslo, Norway, Marit has found that her best music comes to her when she’s on the road. Most recently, Marit has released her album, When The Morning Comes, which she produced in Nashville, Tennessee.

We chatted with Marit to learn more about how her passion for music evolved into a career and the one quote she tries to live by every day. To watch Marit’s music videos, check out her Spotlight on her page.

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One Artist’s Unique Way of Creating Noise Through Color

GREG MIKE’s art is a little bit twisted – but in the best way.

As a classically trained studio artist, Greg’s first real foray into the design world was in fashion. After founding a denim jeans line in college, Greg began putting his colorful designs on t-shirts. From there, Greg made a point to make his art his primary focus.

Greg’s colorful designs are a culmination of inspiration from all aspects of his life. Growing up loving skateboarding, Greg also names skate culture as having a big impact on his energetic and loud artistic works. Today, Greg’s work can be seen everywhere from music festivals like Outside Lands, to the Facebook offices.

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Move Over Job, Pursue Your Passion

Is passion a word you use to describe your job?

If yes, you’re like these three community members. Sienna Martz, pictured above, Marques Anderson, and Christine Hauer infuse high levels of passion into their work because they care about what they do. Their passion translates into highly specialized and impactful work, whether that’s in sculpture art for Sienna, Marques’s work as the founder of the World Education Foundation or Christine’s consulting and acting.

If passion isn’t necessarily something you associate with work, let these stories inspire you to move towards what you love.

Sienna Martz is a sculpture artist with a twist. Sienna designs art pieces that interact with the body, from hats to dresses to large installations. For Sienna, her work is her “outlet for self-expression and thought, a way to communicate without words.” Read more →

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The Innovators: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks are true innovators in their fields – bringing exciting content to the forefront and giving people a taste for what hasn’t been discovered yet.

Ranging from transformational speakers to creative directors, SEO marketers to biomedical engineers, this group covers some of the most pressing issues in society today.

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