If you think that you can’t make a career doing what you wanted to do as a child, think again. Sean Kenney is a LEGO Artist. You heard me. A LEGO obsessed child, he hotheadly quit his job as a website interface designer for Lehman Brothers, and decided to start a website to display LEGO models. LEGO then contacted him to work on commissioned sculptures, and that lead to assisting with the development of the Certified Professional LEGO Program. Now he does custom LEGO Portraits (even wedding cake toppers!), sells his original sculptures, and builds commissioned pieces for a hefty fee.
Read more in this Time Out New York article. They’re running a great series called Inside Job, which I’ve been loving for obvious reasons. Some of my other faves include Private Investigator, Costume Designer & Package Designer. You can peruse ’em all on the 1st page of this link (& yes, the last one leads to the Sex column, since I guess the word “inside” is just askin’ for it).
So kids, I’m thinkin’ of doin’ this Grown-Up Gig thing as a regular series. Wanna see it? Think it’s dumb? Don’t care either way? Lemme know your thoughts so I can give it the green light or kick it to the curb.