Play for a Living was illustrated and designed by 50 artists, from all over the world. Our book is dedicated to them.


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Aaron Scamihorn — Indiana, USA

Web: ronlewhorn.com

"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!"

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Alex Grigoras — Romania

Web: alexgrigoras.com

"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

Web: alexandrabrueckner.de

"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

Web: aliciaard.com

"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."


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Allison Kunath — California, USA

Web: allisonkunath.com

"Even the most creative careers can be turned into Work (with a capital W) in the absence of play."

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Bene Rohlmann — Germany

Web: pearpicker.de

"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."

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Bidkart Malespin — Virginia, USA

Web: bdkrt13.tumblr.com

"Play is just another form of meditation. A form of getting your body to relax and just enjoy life."


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Byron Elliott — Indiana, USA

Web: byronelliott.net

"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."


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Danny Sherman — Wisconsin, USA

Web: shermandanny.com

"Play allows us to freely explore our imagination and discover what would otherwise be stifled by our own criticism and logic. Play begets creativity."

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Denise Esposito — Italy

Web: deniseesposito.com

"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."

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Dimitris Anastasiadis — Greece

Web: truly.gr

"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."

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Electra Ariail — South Carolina, USA

Web: ElectraAriail.com

"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!"

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Elise Andrea — Vermont, USA

Web: elisefineart.blogspot.com

"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!"

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Eric Castanos — Arizona, USA

Web: castanoscreative.com

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Ilse Harting — Netherlands

Web: artstation.com/artist/ilse

"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."

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Jaclyn Le — Texas, USA

Web: dribbble.com/jaclynle

"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."

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James Dies — Indiana, USA

Web: silverlimit.carbonmade.com

"Much like the air we breath, play is a fundamental human necessity. It is instrumental in allowing imagination and innovation to flourish."

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Jasmine Al-Ejaily — Saudi Arabia

Web: behance.net/timcampy

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Jingo de la Rosa — Indiana, USA

Web: jingoillo.com

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Johnny Hazard — Indiana, USA

Web: johnnybhazard.com

"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."

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Kasia Szczerba — Poland

Web: goldengirl.pl

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Katerina Xerovasila — Greece

Web: truly.gr

"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."

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Laura O'Connor — New Zealand

Web: http://cargocollective.com/lauraoconnor

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Lauren Smith — Indiana, USA

Web: 1ofmanylaurens.com

"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."

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Linn Cecilie Wold — Norway

Web: linnwold.no

"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."

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Luke Thornhill — United Kingdom

Web: lukeethornhill.co.uk

"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."

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Mallory Hodgkin — Indiana, USA

Web: mhodgkin.com

"I think it's important not to eliminate one's inner child at 18, but to bring them along into adulthood."

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Mary Lessing — Indiana, USA

Web: marylessing.foliosnap.net

"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."

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Paul Meijering — The Netherlands

Web: paul-meijering.pixels.com 

"'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."


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Paul Shipper — United Kingdom

Web: paulshipperstudio.com

"To play is to live."

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Paul Vincent Farrell — Tokyo, Japan

Web: paulvincentfarrell.com

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John Quick — Florida, USA

Web: Instagram

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Rafl Alex — Germany

Web: http://www.rafaelalex.de/

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Rawan AlSaad — Cairo, Egypt

Web: dribbble.com/rawan

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Ryan Walls — United Kingdom

Web: https://ryanowalls.myportfolio.com/

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Scott Biersack — Arizona, USA

Web: http://scottbiersack.com/

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Ted Azriel — Georgia, USA

Web: http://ted-azriel.pixels.com/

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Thuba — Hungary

Web: Facebook

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Tracie Andrews — United Kingdom

Web: tracieandrews.prosite.com

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Valeria Khislavsky — Texas, USA

Web: valbrains.com

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Valp Maciej Hajnrich — Poland

Web: valpnow.com

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Yury Malkov — Russia

Web: Fine Art Collection

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