The thought of leaving a successful career in tech to pursue artistic endeavors may sound terrifying, but for Elle Luna there really was no way around it. The pivotal, aha moment that took her from working for startups like Mailbox and Uber to spending time on what she was really passionate about hit her hard, and she hasn't looked back since.
The S.F. artist and designer opened up to Medium about making that dramatic career change in what remains one of the best personal essays we've ever read. So, we jumped at the chance to converse (over email) with the creative talent, and we came away with some seriously smart life advice.