Sean Fitzpatrick is an entrepreneur who turned his hobby of pumpkin carving into a viable business.
Before starting his own company full time he worked as a mechanic, but after his young daughter asked him to make a Santa Claus snowman Sean realised his passion in creating sculptures from different mediums.
With Halloween related sales topping £280 million this year compared to £10 million a decade ago there is definitely a sizeable market for Mr Fitzpatrick to take advantage off.
He has now diversified into sculptures carved from ice, snow, sand and even foam!
As a mechanic Sean was making $80,000 on average, but is now making more working for himself, but admits that he liked the fact he had a steady pay check before, especially as he has a family to provide for.
Taking the gamble and using his passion as a motivation to succeed in his endeavours, has led him to a comfortable life, where he fervently enjoys his work.
Sean also took advantage of the recent recession to sell his services as a marketing tool. Marketers utilized Sean’s skills as marketing budgets where cut and cheaper, more innovative solutions where needed.
“Do what you love and do it well. The money will follow," he says.