We had the good fortune of connecting with Caden Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caden, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
My approach to risk is don’t fear, assess. If the outcome of the risk has the potential to bring more success, I usually take my chance. I’ve learned through my experiences that taking risks contributes to growth. All of my most successful moments were the direct result of taking risk. I’ve also learned that the regret of passing up an opportunity because of the risk hurts more than failure.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been working full-time as an art director for about three years now, but I’ve never stopped drawing and illustrating. My illustrations are inspired by my life experiences and things that I admire. My illustration style is bold, like my personality, vibrant like my imagination, and radiant like my energy. My illustration style is what sets me apart from others. My process is so different that my style has a very unique look and feel. While it wasn’t hard to develop my personal style, it was a game of patience and persistence. Over time I was able to find my artistic voice and things began to fall in place after that.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For the first night in town we’ll do something super chill like drinks in the park. I love finding a spot in Piedmont Park to enjoy the weather and nature.
On day two, we’ll grab brunch at West Egg. do some shopping at Ponce City Market. This may sound boring, but me and my friends love to take naps, so we’ll most likely catch some Z’s before a night out in the city.
Day two, we’ll chill at home with mimosas then go for a swim at the apartment pool. After our nap, I’m sure we’ll be ready to go out. I love going to Joy Stick in Edgewood so we’ll start there, then bar hop when we’ve played enough games.
On day three, We’ll get lunch at Superica being sure to save room for some Jeni’s icecream. Then we can take pics at the Krog street tunnel before heading home to take our nap. If everyone is up for a night out I’ll take them to El Bar, the DJ is usually good and dancing is always fun.
Since its now the weekend, we have to get breakfast at the Original Pancake House, it’s so good! After eating pancakes we’ll definitely need our naps to save energy for a night dancing at MJQ. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dedicate this shoutout to my mother, Tanita Wright. She has been phenomenal at encouraging and supporting me at all stages of my process. I know many people who don’t have the support or “approval” from their parents to follow their dreams. I’m so grateful to be following my own path with the love and support of my family.