Welcome to Season 3, Episode #153 of the YB2C Live! Podcast for Entrepreneurs, featuring Damon “First Born Art” Chamblis, a freelance visual artist, musician, and vlogger from Detroit, Michigan.
We record this podcast weekly from our studio in the Green Garage Coworking Community in Midtown Detroit.
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About Our Guest
I first met Damon when he was a teenager participating in the “Learn and Earn” program of the Mint Artists Guild, a non-profit organization that works with emerging teen visual artists to train them to develop their creative careers. (Disclaimer: I am on the Board of the Mint Artists Guild.)
Damon decided when he was in fifth grade that he wanted to be an artist, and he has worked to fulfill that goal ever since. When his high school art teacher found out about the Mint Artists Guild, he joined.
Damon also does several other creative activities, including designing cover art, writing and producing music, and building up his YouTube channel.
Damon feels that he has benefitted from the “hustle and flow” he receives by living in Detroit. After a major scuffle with his mom in 2017, he decided it was time to grow up fast and become more focused on his goals.
In the last few years, he has learned to maximize internships, networking opportunities, and the learning experiences through the Mint Artists Guild and online courses to set himself up as a full-time visual artist and creative entrepreneur.
Damon recently started leasing space for an art studio and he continues to show his art in various venues. He has already set his vision and his goals to build his business and help other young artists who have his same drive.
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Words of Wisdom
Damon wants artists like him to realize that it is a long and hard road to bring your goals and dreams to fruition, but if you plan well and work hard, things will happen for you the way you want them to.
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