20Q Interviews

20Q Creativity Interviews: Share Your Story!

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See also: 100+ Creative Careers Interviews

Since 2011 Creativity Portal has extended an open invitation to creative professionals at all levels to participate in our 20Q Interview series.

A growing array of entrepreneurs, leaders, artists, writers, professors, teachers, coaches, therapists, performers, inventors, and others continue to answer the call to help inspire others trying to figure out their own creative callings and career paths. Participants respond to our questions eagerly, thoughtfully, and candidly with their stories detailing the ups and downs of their particular creative and artistic paths, from where they came from to where they intend to go, and plenty of in-between.

Enjoy the Stories!

Donald Rattner
Award-Winning Architect and Author of My Creative Space

Roslyn Rus
Workshop Facilitator and Writer

Brian R. Martens
Writer, Poet, Creativity Facilitator

Anne Botsford
Retired College Professor and Writer

Anita Marie Moscoso
Writer and Poet from Washington, USA

Nik Ridley
Executive Director for the Institute of Black History, Art, & Culture

Iona Singh
Artist & author of Color, Facture, Art and Design

Maggie Grinnell
Children's Picture Book Author

Charlene Jones
Life Coach and Psychotherapist

Luisa Toaldo
InMyOwnKitchen Chef

Leif Gregersen
Writer, Poet, Traveler

Shaik Ismail
Show Host, Stand Up Comedian, Inventor

Shia Lynn Toh
Copywriter, Blogger, Artist, and Crafter

Ken Hillberry
Kreative U Founder; Creativity Workshops Facilitator for Older Adults

Tanea Smith
Inspirational Speaker and Owner of She's Got Papers Stationery Designs

Charlotte Rains Dixon
Writer, Novelist, Blogger, Journalist

Stavroula Papadopoulos
Teacher, Writer of Books & Plays, Creative Language Workshops Leader

Andrew Utter
Acting Teacher, Stage Director in Los Angeles, California

Kadira Jennings
Artist, Art Teacher, Art School Studio Owner

Lorie Denhardt
Mom, Preschool Teacher, Crafter, Blogger

Karen Pilarski
Freelance Writer, Instructional Designer

Matthew Crowder
Head Idealist at IdeaSmart

Alyice Edrich
Creative Entreprenuer, The Dabbling Mum® Founder

Elisa Brown
Classical Soprano, Peace Seeker

Gina Quarles
Freelance Writer, Positive Change Maker

Maria Chatzi
Craft Designer, Jewelry Artist, Writer & Poet, Teacher

Juliette Jeanclaude
Dancer, Painter, Self-Expression Facilitator

Cherie Roe Dirksen
Self-Empowerment Author and Multi-Media Artist

Marcia (Phillips) West
Unity Consciousness Author, Speaker, Healer

Julie Hoyle
Writer, Spiritual Counselor, Natural Intuitive

Naomi Rifkin
Founder of Brush Fire Painting Workshops

Marjorie Sarnat
Co-founder of Jr Imagination®

Joanna Bennett
An Artist on a Journey

Shannon Ganshorn
Artist, Teacher, International Mixed Media Postcard Swap Organizer

Karsten Skyum Larsen
Retired, Volunteer Art Coach

Patricia J. Mosca
Artist, Writer, Author of Permission Slips for Your Heart and Soul

Tina Verduzco
Writer, Artist, Owner of 2gouls Ghost Tour Company in St. Augustine, Florida

Sylvie Branch
Artist, Writer, Teacher, and Proprietor of Cleveland's Upcycle Exchange

Jacqueline Dempsey-Cohen
Library Children's Specialist

Liz Krause
Marketing Manager, Italian Cook

Michael W. Roberts
Writer, Storyteller, Marketer

Susan Hornfeld
Writer and Storyteller

Laura Thykeson
Mixed Media Artist, Writer and Poet

Dawn Kotzer
Artist, Life Coach, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach

Judith Westerfield
Psychotherapist, Guided Imagery Therapist, Therapeutic Creative Expression Facilitator

Deonne Kahler
Writer, Photographer, Business Owner

Cheryl Pallant
Author, Poet, Dancer, Reiki Practitioner

Bonnie Neubauer
Teacher, Artist, Inventor, Writer

Denise Wong Farah
Creativity and Life Coach, Artist, Writer

Ralph Dranow
Poet, Editor, Ghostwriter

Peggy Titt
Retired Behavior Management and Special Education Teacher

Buddhist Priest, Counsellor

Cynthia Morris
Certified Coach, Author, Speaker

Michael Bungay Stanier
Head of Box of Crayons, Author

Jill Allison Bryan
Singer/Songwriter, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach

Monique Shine
Amateur Writer, Veteran Thinker

Jacob Lett
Graphic Designer, Doodler, Blogger

Sherri Snyder
Artist, Painter, Psychotherapist

Jessica Goody
Essayist, Poet, Writer

Tameko Barnette
Author, Poet, Inner Healing Coach

Ed Glassman
Retired President of the Creativity College®

Tom Evans
Modern Day Magician and Alchemist