In honor of The Comedy Point’s 2 year anniversary, we will spotlight a person or group of people that are pursuing their dreams and passions through running their own business. This week we are honored to feature Scott LoBaido, an artist known in his hometown of New York City and across America!
Check out Scott’s Website: Scott LoBaido
Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottLobaido
How did you get into your business?
Been an artist since second grade. Worked every job in town as young adult. Kept doing my art and gave it the shot. I wouldnt call it a business yet. Us artist have a tough time balancing business with creating and expressing. As famous as i might be, I struggle with finances everyday. Priority is to Paint and express. The biz end will come soon.
Was there any overlap between starting your business and working a “day” job?
I’d say my art career came full swing about 20 years ago
Describe your craziest day of juggling your professional and personal life?
Create till wee hours each nite while no one around. up anytime between 9-11am unless I have meeting. Cig and iced coffee even in winter. Check emails, read newspapers to find out what politically correct jackass is trying to defile the American way. Prep canvas for Speed paint flag for fundraiser for marine who lost limbs in war. design some sketches for a protest against a principal in a public school
who rejected the song “Proud to be an American” Send press releases to media about my protest. Head to buy gallons of paint. head to wall of a business to paint a 20ftx30ft flag on it. Fin for day. meet girl for daily martini. dinner, social drinks, then back to studio to prep a canvas i will be painting on till 5 am. Lots in between
Many people tell me that I work all the time, but I’m passionate about what I do, so I never look at it the way people in corporate America do. Do you live to work or work to live?
I LIVE EACH SECOND PASSIONATELY TO WORK.
Where do you see yourself and your company in 10 years?
If im still alive, I’ll be doing the same thing, but on a bigger scale.
Does your current living location have anything to do with having your own business or could you live anywhere?
Some people have an office or work from home, what is your most productive work environment?
My private little studio is my favorite. I need my Scott time to create and come up with the ideas. But I work evwerywhere when doing the big flag murals.