Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

Anna McNaught is an innovative Graphic Designer, award-winning Master Photographer, celebrated Digital Surrealist and a recognized pioneer in the emerging discipline of Strategic Instagram Marketing. Yet, besides all of that, she’s an adventurer and teacher with a passion and a vision for helping entrepreneurs and creators build and grow their businesses through the power of Instagram. Anna’s design work is clean, creative and compelling. Her surrealistic digital photography creations quickly gained recognition – opening up a whole world of art shows, galleries, and new creative challenges. Visit her Instagram Page and website for more digital art or maybe some of her online workshops and courses.

As far back as she can remember, Anna McNaught had a passion for art, photography, design, and the outdoors.

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

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Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

As a kid, she always had a camera in her hands.

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

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Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

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“Whether snapping photos of my friends on a disposable, using my mom’s camcorder or just observing the world around me, I was always taking photos and exploring our fascinating planet,” – Anna wrote on her blog.

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“It hasn’t always been a joy ride.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“My high school art teacher informed me I would never amount to anything – let alone an artist or designer.”

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Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“This dismissal provided the catalyst that started it all.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

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Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

In 2013, McNaught moved across the country to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion photography.

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“I dug in. For six months, I pounded the Hollywood pavement, submitting dozens of job applications on a daily basis, searching Craigslist (and my soul) for something to get me on the right path.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“By the end of 2014, I had landed a job as an in-house graphic designer, but something was still missing.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“In 2015 I joined the Creative Services Department of Space Maintainers Laboratories (SML) as a graphic designer/social media specialist.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

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“I realized that although I was making a living working 9-5, I had turned away from the spark of individual expression and creative energy that had put me here in the first place.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“I decided to quit my full-time job and take a terrifying yet exciting risk.”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

“So here I am – pursuing a life of creative freedom and exploration; travel and new horizons – all with the operative goal of creating value for my clients and teaching others how to do the same. I am truly living my dream…”

Visionary Artist Pursuing a Life of Creative Freedom and Exploration

via [photogrist]

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