Episode #

12

20/12/2023

Pens, Paper & Purpose

Episode #

12

20/12/2023

Pens, Paper & Purpose

Have you ever considered leaving your traditional job to pursue a career fuelled by passion? In our latest podcast episode, we invited accomplished artist, best-selling author, and my little brother, Luke Adam Hawker, to share his inspiring journey from designer to successful artist and author.


Luke's childhood was dominated by his interest in design, which was evident in his early education in graphic design and architecture. This inclination led him to a successful career designing palaces for the Saudi royal family. However, despite the glamour and prestige, Luke felt a lack of passion in his job. This sparked a courageous decision to leave traditional employment and embark upon life as a freelance artist.


This brave choice was not without challenges. Luke discusses the importance of a supportive network in taking the leap into entrepreneurship. The transition is often fraught with uncertainty, but with the right support and passion, it can lead to a fulfilling career.


One of the most rewarding aspects of Luke's journey is the realization of finding purpose and fulfillment in his work. The journey to self-employment was not an easy one, but the rewards were well worth the risk. From increasing online sales to having his artwork acquired by the Parliamentary Art Collection, Luke’s achievements offer hope and inspiration to anyone considering self-employment.


Fatherhood added another dimension to Luke's career journey. Balancing work and family life is a challenge for many parents, and it was no different for Luke. However, he found that the autonomy provided by self-employment was a valuable asset in managing this balance. It offered him the freedom to prioritize his family while still pursuing his creative passions.


As an artist and author, Luke had to navigate the unique challenges of juggling family life with creative pursuits. Transparency and communication with loved ones were crucial in this journey, as was the support of a partner in pursuing creative projects.


Luke's journey highlights the importance of following one's passion and making career choices that align with personal fulfillment. Whether you're contemplating a career change, an aspiring artist, or a parent trying to strike a balance between work and family life, Luke's story serves as a beacon of inspiration and hope.

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