My name is Lily Hevesh I’m 19 years old and I am soon to be a college dropout Not because school is too difficult or because I don’t enjoy it But because I’m deciding to take the alternative path as an entrepreneur and pursue my dream of being a full-time Domino Artist. This is my story. It was late 2008 when I searched on us on YouTube I started watching the most Mesmerizing and intricate Domino toppling videos with thousands or even millions of dominoes after scanning through hundreds of them I became completely obsessed From there, I was hooked for life I never would have guessed that a youtube search I made when I was 10 years old would eventually lead to a career that had never existed before It started with a set of 28 dominoes and my collection quickly grew to the thousands as my desire for larger and more complex domino setups multiplied. iuploaded my Domino videos to youtube and received overwhelming support from what we know now as a Domino community Throughout the years my skills of Domino builder increased dramatically and by age 13 companies wanted to hire me to build their logo out of dominoes for advertisements I’ll never forget my first proper business trip traveling to Montreal with my mom and getting paid to set up $25,000 for an ad agency the entire experience was beyond anything I could have imagined as a 13 year old Soon enough I realized that my unique skill had a value and can become more than just a hobby it could become a part-time job and that is exactly what it became. I coined the term Domino artist and started using that to describe what I do in November of 2013 My video Insane Domino Tricks went viral after being featured on the front page of YouTube and reddit My domino videos started getting recognized by major news outlets from all over the world including Nickelodeon and Fox News. I even got the opportunity to be on the Today Show with some of my friends that I met through our Domino videos YouTube amazingly connected me to other builders around the world and as the Donnell community came together in real life, the stronger our passions for domino and chain reactions became Little did I know that together we would break Guinness World Records and travel around the world to do work as professional Domino artists Domino’s have radically transformed my life and given me opportunities that I can only dream dup as a child Because of these little pieces of plastic, I’ve gotten the chance to create Domino art for companies like Ford, Honda, Marvel, Prudential, Marriott, Pizza Hut, and countless others. I’ve even worked with Kevin Jonas to make a lyric video for bethany mota And I’ve done a project for Katy Perry as part of her four-day livestream. Though the opportunity that stands out the most to me is when I was asked to be the lead dominant artist for the movie Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith My work had a remarkably made it to the big screen Attending the movie premiere in New York City in London, then walking the red carpet with Will Smith, Ed Norton, Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris, and the rest of the cast was absolutely surreal Taking a gap year directly after high school to do Domino work full-time in my own dedicated studio was one of the best decisions of my life Likewise, deciding to go to college afterwards was also one of the best decisions of my life, but for different reasons I’m really glad I went to college even if it’s just for a year And I’m so grateful for the experiences that I’ve had there, but I know my true career does not follow the traditional route I am an entrepreneur at heart, and I know that my path lies in the rising industry of Domino art that I unknowingly created We are witnessing the emergence of a new art form that cannot be ignored College is ending, but my revolution is just beginning Thank you for being part of my crazy journey and as always thank you so much for all of your continued support I honestly couldn’t do any of this without you so thank you so much to everyone who’s been with me by my side and I Cannot wait to see what the Domino community does next. I’m Hevesh5, and if you want to learn more about why I’m dropping out of college check out this video right here And I will see you next Saturday

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