Confessions of a Returned Artist
I used to draw all the time. In grade school, art projects were my favorite part of class, and I won many awards at San Diego’s annual county fair. In high school, I took it a step further and built out a portfolio in an AP Studio Art class, and had my eyes set on an art school to learn graphic design for advertising and web design.
Then reality hit.
In order for my parents to “accept” my career choice, I would have to choose something much more practical and stable. At a spring age of 17, I didn’t know any better. I never broke any rules, never got detention, and god forbid – suspension! I had 4.2 GPA and a badass SAT score, so I accepted my losses and went to college and got my business degree in Marketing. I went on to specialize in Digital Marketing, which is where I’m at today.
Don’t get me wrong. I love marketing, and I genuinely value the business acumen I’ve gained since pursuing my career in Digital Marketing over the last 4 years. I know what it takes a start a small business, my digital marketing options, logistics, all that fun stuff.
But recently, while I was busy data crunching for my latest web analytics and sales report, I realized, “Hey, I still want to be an artist”.
How? Where to start? What would I even create?
I’m inspired by so many things – typography, handlettering, letterpress, watercolor, crafting, photography (just the start of my list). I didn’t know where to start, but I knew I had to do something.
My boyfriend and I decided that at the very least, I needed to create an Instagram account to hold myself accountable for my work, and to have an avenue where I can share my progress. After hours of brainstorming, and triple checking available usernames, he came upon Kimposed (a combination of Kim & composed), and we ran with it.
The digital marketer in me immediately began squatting on my new username on all social media channels. I bought the domain name soon after.
So here I am. Kimposed. I want to create something, anything, and share it with you. If this becomes something bigger later, great! If not, at least I tried.
Because, it’s never too late to chase your passions. I’m a freaking #girlboss. And hell, I’m not even that old.