Play for a Living was illustrated and designed by 50 artists, from all over the world. Our book is dedicated to them.
Aaron Scamihorn — Indiana, USA
"I get to doodle and create for a living. It's crucial for life-long happiness and creative fulfillment. Find your passion and just go for it!"
Alex Grigoras — Romania
"To me, play is the key to happiness. I'm always playing as I work: I play with color, I play with lines and I play with images."
Alexandra Brückner — Germany
"Always do your best, no matter how irrelevant the task might seem. Because the most important thing is being proud of yourself and the work you do."
Alicia Ard — Alabama, USA
"When you follow your passions, everything feels like play. I think play is essential and that everyone who wants to play for a living should keep striving for that lifestyle."
Allison Kunath — California, USA
"Even the most creative careers can be turned into Work (with a capital W) in the absence of play."
Bene Rohlmann — Germany
"Play is and has always been a very important part of my life. I have always made use of my imagination and fantasy to create my own inner universe, and that is exactly what I am still doing today in my illustration work."
Bidkart Malespin — Virginia, USA
"Play is just another form of meditation. A form of getting your body to relax and just enjoy life."
Byron Elliott — Indiana, USA
"Playing is one of the most important things. Everyone deserves to live a life where they get to enjoy what they do for a living."
Danny Sherman — Wisconsin, USA
"Play allows us to freely explore our imagination and discover what would otherwise be stifled by our own criticism and logic. Play begets creativity."
Denise Esposito — Italy
"Playing makes everything pleasant, easy, natural, dynamic and challenging. You need to play every time you can. It lights up your brain and your soul."
Dimitris Anastasiadis — Greece
"The fact that I managed to study and work upon something I am good at and started as a hobby from an early age, makes everyday a creative one."
Electra Ariail — South Carolina, USA
"Play is essential for a happy and fulfilling life! Play anchors you effortlessly to the present moment. To have a playful spirit is a blessing!"
Elise Andrea — Vermont, USA
"I love to play at whatever I do! I remember as a child my dad wanted me to learn to enjoy working - good advice! As is Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, & 3:22a!"
Ilse Harting — Netherlands
"It is the fun-filled, risky moments in your life that put a smile on your face and make it all worth while. Always embrace them."
Jaclyn Le — Texas, USA
"My career in visual communication and design is an endless playground. When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life."
James Dies — Indiana, USA
"Much like the air we breath, play is a fundamental human necessity. It is instrumental in allowing imagination and innovation to flourish."
Johnny Hazard — Indiana, USA
"To introduce play into what I do is the difference between being over-serious and wooden, or daring and sincere. And it helps to have a good sandbox."
Katerina Xerovasila — Greece
"Play is the magic ingredient of successful, creative work: If you have fun doing it, you'll love it. If you love it, you'll have fun doing it."
Laura O'Connor — New Zealand
Lauren Smith — Indiana, USA
"Play is absolutely essential to me! Being surrounded by friends and family that make you laugh on a daily basis makes harder times much more bearable."
Linn Cecilie Wold — Norway
"They who choose to follow their dreams will have a lifetime of play, compared to those who don't. The most important thing is to love what you do."
Luke Thornhill — United Kingdom
"Play is very important, if you don't have it then you wake up without passion, excitement, or joy. Which is no way to live."
Mallory Hodgkin — Indiana, USA
"I think it's important not to eliminate one's inner child at 18, but to bring them along into adulthood."
Mary Lessing — Indiana, USA
"I paint what I love and try not to get caught up in whether it will sell. My best work comes from really having fun and doing what I love to look at."
Paul Meijering — The Netherlands
"'Play For A Living' is the dream of most people in this world and the project is inspiring. The things we really like to do bring out the best in us."