What inspired you most to become a Photographer/photo artist? Why did you pursue this as a career?
I have always had a creative edge. I started out in the printing industry after art school, then moved into Adobe training as a career path. Never lost interest in the creative side, so when I started my own firm – kreatable.com in 2009, I created the opportunity for me to use my design skills once again.
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to pursuing a career in the creative fields?
If you are starting your own business, a lot of creatives just don’t have the business chops. So hire someone who does or take business courses yourself. Also, there are a LOT of creatives out there you are competing with, so build your skill set, choose a direction that is future-oriented, and build that LinkedIn profile.
With all the new versions of Photoshop what changes do you personally feel are the most exciting or brilliant?
I love the creative brush options with the Mixer Brush. I enjoy turning photos into creative artworks by playing with the brushes and their options.
What Photoshop artists/creatives do you follow, and why do they stand out from others in your opinion?
I read Julianne Kost’s and Terry White’s blog. I enjoy CreativeLive’s sessions and I enjoy all types of creative work.
What social networks do you like most? Which present good examples of Photoshop and Photography the best?
I use Pinterest for good examples of design and typography, I follow groups on LinkedIn and Facebook who offer tips for users. I love “Adobecadabra” on Instagram – quick 15-second tips on Adobe products.
What is your prediction of the evolution of social networks? How do you think these networks will showcase artists and Photographers better in the future?
What predictions do you have for the future of Photoshop and Photography?