Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

David Feldman

Money is often how people define success. I do think it’s a good yardstick to measure growth, because there’s a number behind it and you can compare numbers over numbers. But it doesn’t make me feel successful, because I could be working for someone else and making a similar amount of money but not feel the same success as I do being a business owner. I feel successful when clients trust 3 Owl with their marketing budgets, when they’re willing to invest in my experience and my knowledge, and also to invest in the team that I have spent years building. It means I’ve helped a client see a bigger picture, and they trust us to bring that to life. So I feel successful before the project has even started, when I know that they’re willing to invest in our ideas. I feel successful when I can take something I’ve learned working with a client in one industry, and apply it to a client in a completely different industry to create something new. Read more>>

Steven Perez | Filmmaker & Musician

Success is turning your goals and dreams into reality. Read more>>

Gabrielle Arduini | Photographer & Artist

Social experiment vs. private experience I could argue that one’s success is solely dependent upon one’s environment. I began my career in the arts at the young age of twelve. In 2018, I graduated with a fine art degree in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Shortly after, I toiled in the commercial realm and experienced a fiery burn-out. I longed for the excitement, calmness and pure joy being an artist brings, but the commercial world was like having your face constantly dunked in ice-cold water everyday. You can probably guess that it was a full time job trying to keep my professional composure. I quit. I had enough, and quit my jobs right before what we would know as Covid-19. I was jobless. Exhausted. Stripped. Most of all, I had this overwhelming guilt. Read more>>

Sydney Brown | Artist, Songwriter & CEO

I am a singer/rapper and songwriter. I also do custom clothing as well as freehand painting. Music brought me through this wonderful journey called life. Overcoming challenges is a life experience so it takes one day at a time. Stay positive and keep focused. Lessons that I learned along the way is to stay humble , don’t get distracted, and always stay positive. I’m a interesting person so my music explains who I am…Satellite Syd. Read more>>

Tiara Monroe | Journalist & Model

Success is working hard, reaching your goals, and bringing your vision to reality. Read more>>