We had the good fortune of connecting with Daesha Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Daesha, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
This is a great a question. Personally I feel like giving up is never truly an option,but taking breaks are helpful and necessary. If you truly love it and are passion about it, whatever it is – the spark always returns.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My creative journey started when I was a child. I always received art supplies for Christmas and I didn’t fail to make use of them. From there I excelled in art class in middle school and high school and during my junior year I was introduced to Graphic Design. I fell in love with the idea of art and design being a relevant career and furthered my education at The Art Institute of Atlanta. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree I decided to pursue a career in freelance. Thus far it has worked out well for me but I know that there is much more to explore and produce and I’m excited about the journey. I love incorporating nostalgia into my personal artwork, I find it special that there is something about the concept that everyone can relate to.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well honestly,I’m usually the one riding shot gun,experiencing new places to eat and visit around the city though I’ve lived here all of my life. One of my best friends makes it a point that we visit H&F burger in Ponce City Market whenever he is in town so that is definitely a place I would recommend and of course the parks,Grant Park,Piedmont Park and Centennial are always in order. The Beltline is also great place to visit while in the city,Little 5 Points too.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are many people who have played a part in my success thus far. Everyone I’ve come in contact with whether for a season of time or life long friends have impacted me. My clients who have become family through work are definitely appreciated. My immediate and extended family of course and God for sure.

Website: nadaesha-smith.squarespace.com
Instagram: _daeshasmith

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