Andy M. Coronado (a.k.a. Andy Internets) is the director of San Diego-based events and media group The Travelers Club, which includes organizing music, art and community events, coordinating talent and production, creating digital content, and overseeing marketing. A wearer of many hats, Andy has managed to pave his own path by following his passions.
“I am a proud 26-year-old San Diegan who has (somehow) finessed his way into a position that allows me to create the events and content I've always wanted to see thrive in my city,” Andy proclaims. He goes on to state, “ever since I was little, it has been my dream to be able to enact change in my community, be it through the arts, music, social work, etc., and I am glad to be able to do that kind of work, if even just by a smidgen, with The Travelers Club.”
More than just a smidgen, with The Travelers Club, they’ve managed to create stunning content and throw events by bringing down artists that usually bypass San Diego. Their efforts should not be overlooked. They are helping raise up the San Diego arts and culture profile with people that may not have thought of the southwest corner of the country as a hot spot. Read more about his thoughts on being a professional creative.
What is your favorite part about being a professional creative?
Being able to build bridges and create opportunities for others.
What are things people do not consider when thinking of pursuing creative arts?
The endless possibilities. I feel like a common answer is "the work," and that's definitely true, but I also know too many people let the idea that barriers and connections define success wilt their aspiration to do something great. "The work" is a huge part of the process, but the ability to even work towards something bigger is amazing to me.
What words would you like to share with youth who would like to have a creative career?
Please do it, and when you do it, protect your passion like if it's the only thing that mattered to you in the world.