Jake's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Why Not Us

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Austin, TX

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Why Not Us

JAKE BRYER

Co-Founder and Artist
Austin Art Garage

“The more chances you take, the more you'll learn about yourself; the more well-rounded you'll be; and the more confidence you'll have to try other things in the future.”

INTERESTS:

Art Entrepreneurship

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Confidence Failure Passion Risk Choices Money & Financial Security Support & Encouragement Desire Determination Education Family Hard Work Goals Perseverance Fulfillment Hobbies & Pastimes Values

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

anti-marketing, art, art gallery, chances, confidence, corporate, doubt, enjoy, experiment, experiments, failure, happiness, marketing, noise, painting, passion, reverse-psychology, risk, sacrifices, talent

BIOGRAPHY:

  • After college, he wanted to buy a piece of art in his price range and couldn't find anything.
  • Wondered why there wasn't a gallery for "the regular folks out there," so he started one.
  • Saved his money from working in corporate marketing to start Austin Art Garage.
  • Decided that he wanted money to be a side-product of his passion, not the main goal.
  • Had a background in marketing, but wanted to create something that was so cool it marketed itself.
  • His biggest inspiration is people telling him that something can't be done.
  • Says, "I like to win and not lose, but I feel like it's failing from the get-go if you don't try."
  • Trying and failing makes you stronger, he says; "I want to enjoy the journey, not the destination."

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