Montreal is a hub of commerce, creativity, and culture. Not only do we have a booming arts scene, but with any city that is experiencing growth and development, there are also plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities popping up right and left.\nThat said, Montreal has now become a big pond and this global city a great place to plant and cultivate a career. Some ambitious Montreal guys truly stand out and are occupying and building some serious goal-worthy careers for themselves.\nOver the next few pages, we will look at some guys who have made a mark in their respective industries. This city is high-competitive, especially in dominating creative industries and the restaurant business, so if you're looking for some career inspo, read on!\n33. Andy Manaras // @andymanaras\nEntrepreneur\nView this post on Instagram There’s a beautiful sunset behind me and an endless ocean, but here I am posting about it my story. Nah all jokes aside, I embrace each moment and live every day as if it were my last. Cause I know any second I can just get hit by a school bus and die. Cause I’m creepy and hang out by high schools. 🤕🤣 . Shoutout @jacob.fischer once again for the dopest shots that make my feed look sick. A post shared by Andy Manaras (@andymanaras) on Jan 23, 2018 at 4:56pm PST\nWhy he's badass: Andy's IG feed will take you along all his many adventures bouncing back and forth between Montreal and LA. Follow this Montreal-based entrepreneur if traveling is your thing.\n32. Karel Chladek // @karelchladek\nNightlife Photographer\nView this post on Instagram What you hide is why I'm here. @6lack #6lack A post shared by Karel Chladek (@karelchladek) on Aug 11, 2017 at 1:25pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: Nightlife in Montreal is full of special hidden moments. In the blur of the night, only a photographer like Karel can capture. His IG feel is a compilation of some of his best shots.\n31. Albert Nguyen // @thenewyen\nView this post on Instagram Wearing my favs Shot by @freakyfirststep. @nike AM1 QS 2009 A post shared by Albert New Yen (@thenewyen) on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:22am PDT\n30. Karl Gendron // @kgtones\nLifestyle Photographer\n@kgtonesembedded via\nWhy he's badass: Karl captures stunning cityscapes and everything from the absolute stillness of early morning city life to the chaotic rush hour - and everything in between.\n29. Nate Woods // @_natewoods_\nCo-Founder Saintwoods\n@_natewoods_embedded via\nWhy he's badass: If you've ever been to Suwu or Apt 200 on St-Laurent and had a really good time, you can thank the good people behind Saint Woods, a Montreal-based event curation and artist management company - and so much more. Follow Nate on IG for a lil taste of MTL nightlife.\n28. High Klassified // @highklassified\nMusic Producer\nView this post on Instagram Looking like I miss Laval A post shared by High Klassified No Ongaku (@highklassified) on Jan 21, 2018 at 11:52am PST\nWhy he's badass: Hailing from no other than Laval Island itself, High Klassfied is a music producer signed to A-Trak's Fools Golds Records. Follow him on IG for a glimpse at his life as a producer, and yes - fresh outfits.\n27. Colin Meredith // @colin_meredith\nDesigner\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Colin Meredith (@colin__meredith) on Oct 27, 2017 at 1:43pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: All clothing design is visual art, but not all visual art is clothing design. Colin Meredith plays with this idea in his designs. Peep his IG page to see all of his unique creations.\n26. Tommy Kruise // @tommykruise\nDJ/Producer\nView this post on Instagram TOMORROW OSHEAGA(5PM) AND VÉLIRIUM DU MONT-STE-ANNE(11PM) !!! SHAWTY GET LIKE ME !!! A post shared by THOMAS CROISIÈRE (@tommykruise) on Aug 5, 2017 at 11:34am PDT\nWhy he's badass: Chances are, if you've been out in Montreal in a minute, you've seen or at least heard of Montreal-based producer Tommy Kruise. If you're wondering where to go out next Friday night, Follow his IG page for all the insider tips.\n25. Zach Joss // @forrest\nMusic Producer / Entrepreneur\nView this post on Instagram Brick by brick, my friends ⛏ A post shared by FORREST | Zach Joss (@forrest) on Nov 2, 2017 at 3:43pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: House music fans unite. Riverside Montreal brought a breath of extra-fresh air into Montreal this summer. Giving some Berlin-Vibes to lower St-Henri. Follow Zach Joss on IG if this is the type of place you see yourself kicking back at on a Friday night.\n24. Ryan Williams // @williamswashere\nMenswear buyer (SSENSE)\nView this post on Instagram home for a few days 🕺🏼 A post shared by ryan williams (@williamswashere) on Oct 5, 2017 at 2:44pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: You can Follow Ryans Milan Fashion Weeks trips and day-to-day as a menswear buyer at Montreal-based Luxury e-comm company SSENSE. Get a little taste of fashion life and some insight into new and emerging brands you probably never heard of.\n23. Dave Lee // @daveleeofficial\nView this post on Instagram Dirty Pizza. Opening very soon... A post shared by Dave Lee (@daveleeofficial) on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:43pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: It takes a certain type of creative and open mind to dare to put macaroni on a poutine. We've all thought about it - but to actually execute it IRL, those are true outliers. Follow co-founder Dave Lee on IG for a peek into the creator's mind.\n22. Jeremy Karl // @jeremykarl\nArt Director (WANT Les Essentiel)\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by jeremy karl (@jeremykarl) on Oct 18, 2017 at 2:48pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: Are you inspired by seemingly simple and functional objects like the clean line of a chair or unique window pane? Well, so is Jeremy - art director at Montreal-based luxury company Want Les Essentiel. Follow his IG page to catch a glimpse of his inspirations and day-to-day.\n21. Nikolaos Lerakis // @niko514\nManaging Director (La Maison W)\n@niko514embedded via\nWhy he's badass: Nikolaos is a managing director at La Maison W - a Montreal-based multi-disciplinary creative agency that caters to high-end luxury brands. Catch his day-to-day and follow him on IG.\n20. Phil Black // @PJblackout\nOwner (Blackout MTL)\n@pjblackoutembedded via\nWhy he's badass: You may have already been to or heard of Blackout gym in St-Henri. Phil Black is the owner and fitness enthusiast behind the concept. Follow him on IG for a day-to-day look at the life of a gym owner.\n19. Richmond Lam // @richmondlam\nPhotographer\nView this post on Instagram Bathroom mirror gave me a Martin Schoeller 😃 A post shared by Richmond Lam (@richmondlam) on Jun 3, 2017 at 10:33am PDT\n18. Paul Labonté // @paullabonte\nCreative Director (Vice Media)\nView this post on Instagram Last week @ceeesk took my picture outside the shop with my Bahama Mama dog. It's like she was doing @thedogsofmontreal but about us. Sort've. A post shared by Paul Labonté (@paullabonte) on Aug 2, 2016 at 9:23am PDT\n17. Hatchy Morein // @morrismendel\nOwner at Morris Mendel\nView this post on Instagram BAGELS: GREAT FOR EATING AND ALSO FOR YOUR FACE WEARING NEEDS @morrismendel x #nationalbagelday x @lechateau A post shared by Hatchy Morein (@hatchmatik) on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:25am PST\nWhy he's badass: Matt is the man behind the mouth-watering smoked salmon of Morris Mendel. You can find his creations at select restaurants and pop-up events across town. Because what Montrealer doesn't love a good bagel, schmear, and smoked fish topping.\n16. Eli Horn // @always___arriving\nArtist / illustrator\nView this post on Instagram Ready for the weekend A post shared by Eli Horn (@always______arriving) on Jan 26, 2018 at 12:38pm PST\nWhy he's badass: Some artist only need a pen and paper to create something special. Peep Montreal-based illustrator Eli Horns IG page for a sample of his work and everyday inspiration.\n15. Alexandre Faulkner // @monthlypayment\nModel Manager + Creative entrepreneur\n@monthly_paymentembedded via\nWhy he's badass: Alexandre is a Montreal-based model manager at top agency Folio Montreal. Like many who work in creative industries, he also has a side hustle - running and directing his own creative studio Monthly Payment.\n14. Graham Crowston // @mrouestcoast\nTattoo Artist (Tattoo Box)\n@mrouestcoastembedded via\nWhy he's badass: Graham (the guy on the left in the above picture) is a Montreal-based tattoo artist and one of the few tattoo artists I would trust to put a needle to my skin. Personally, he's the man responsible for my one tiny inoffensive snowflake tattoo, but his talent is most apparent when you see his the rest of his work on his IG page.\n13. Adlai Salcedo // @adlai_s\nFreelance Social Media Manager\nView this post on Instagram I am #MadeForGoodLiving, and so are you. Good living to me is all about reaching your wholesome potential while living mindfully and enjoying one, or two, gin and tonics🙊. Oh, and a nice smart casual outfit from @FrankAndOak that is perfect for work, 5a7s, and cafe crawling doesn't hurt either!🙌🏽👌🏽 #FrankAndOakNetwork #Ad #YESFo⠀ --⠀ Also, if you follow @FrankAndOak or @FrankAndOakWomen, share your own moments of good living wearing Frank And Oak clothing, and tag them while using the hashtag #MadeForGoodLiving you could be cross promoted and become a brand ambassador... You're welcome💁🏻♂️. A post shared by Adlai Salcedo (@adlai_s) on Jan 9, 2018 at 9:04am PST\nWhy he's badass: Social Media is a volatile industry. The trends are changing as fast on the actual features on these apps, you have to thrive in a fast-paced industry to keep up in this profession. Follow Adlai's IG page to catch a glimpse of his day-to-day as a freelancer in the industry.\n12. Olivier // @0lllllli\nProduct Merchandiser (Vans Canada)\nView this post on Instagram This feels like a dream come true. I am officially part of the @vanscanada family. 2018 is definitely an exciting year. Oh and these are the new @nonnative Sk8-Hi OG’s. Detachable zipper tongue, elastic inside panels, premium hairy suede upper and a checkerboard lining. Shoes are so fire they come with an instruction manual. A post shared by Olivier (@0llllli) on Feb 8, 2018 at 2:26pm PST\nWhy he's badass: If you love sneakers, skate, or both - consider following Oliver on IG for a little taste of the behind the scenes of the sneaker life.\n11. Many Mainichi // @many.mainichi\nDesigner\nView this post on Instagram @sweetnothings_mm 💅🏽 A post shared by IM NOT HERE* (@many.mainichi) on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:33am PST\n10. Samuel Fournier // @samuelfournier\nStylist\nView this post on Instagram Me by Tom A post shared by Samuel Fournier (@samuelfournier_) on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:34am PDT\nWhy he's badass: Samuel is an independent Montreal-based stylist who brings some seriously inspirational and elevated styling to the Montreal fashion world. Follow his IG page for a sample of his best work.\n9. Andrew Ly // @andrewly\nCreative Consultant\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Andrew Ly (@andrewly) on Jul 15, 2017 at 5:09pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: Andrew Lee is a Montreal-based independent creative working in fashion and beauty. Follow his IG page to peep some of his best work and clients.\n8. Jesse Flynn // @jesseflynnfitness\nPrivate Trainer\n@jesseflynnfitnessembedded via \nWhy he's badass: Jesse Flynn is a private trainer and athlete based out of Montreal. Are you looking for some live-stream fitness inspo to flip through on the way to work, follow him on IG for all of that?\n7. Sufian // @sufs\nOwner of Barley Bar A Cereal + Eat Agency\nView this post on Instagram Concrete jungle #MyHood A post shared by 🍽#EatItUp (@sufs) on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:20pm PST\nWhy he's badass: Barley Bar, a new breakfast concept that popped into town just a few short months ago, is the creation of Sufian, who is also the owner of Creative Agency E.A.T, also based out of Montreal. Follow him on IG for a glimpse into this entrepreneurs life.\n6. Youri Hollier // @yourihollier\nSenior Content Strategist (Cosette Montreal)\nView this post on Instagram Welcome to my inner circle. 📸: @byleemarshall . . . #hangingchair #chair #suspended #walkabout #hangingout #circles #⭕️ #egg A post shared by ʏᴏᴜʀɪ ʜᴏʟʟɪᴇʀ (@yourihollier) on Oct 23, 2017 at 9:09am PDT\nWhy he's badass: With offices scattered across Canada and almost 1,000 employees Cosette is one of Canada's leading ad agencies. You can follow Youri's day-to-day, in and out of work as a Senior Content Strategist, on his fun and playful IG feed.\n5. Alex Kamino // @alexkamino\nTattoo Artist (Tattoo Lounge)\nView this post on Instagram In my natural habitat. 📸 @benjaminkamino A post shared by Alex Kamino (@alexkamino) on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:26pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: Alex is a tattoo artist at Tattoo Lounge on St-Laurent. Follow his IG to see all of his best creations in up-close detail.\n4. Andy Long Hoang // @aaaandy\nPhotographer + Director\n@aaaandyembedded via\nWhy he's badass: Andy Long Huang works with some high-level clients such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaare. See some of his best work on his very visually appealing IG feed.\n3. Ryan Gray // @ryangraymtl\nOwner at Restaurant Nora Grey + Elena\nView this post on Instagram Dress for the job you want 🌵 A post shared by Ryan Gray (@ryangraymtl) on Sep 1, 2016 at 6:30pm PDT\nWhy he's badass: Ryan is the owner of not one highly successful Montreal-based restaurant, but TWO - now with the opening of Elena in St-Henri. Follow his culinary inspiration adventures and wine tastings by following him on IG.\n2. Adam Hummel // @whoisarock\nIndependent Creative Director\nView this post on Instagram Ancient Kazakh Steppe Vibes 🌾🗿 A post shared by Adam Hummell (@whoisarock) on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:44am PDT\nWhy he's badass: Adam lives the freelancer dream, traveling to exotic destinations working as a creative director for some high-profile clients such as Cirque Du Soleil. Follow his adventures on IG!\n1. Zebulon Perron // @Zebulonperron\nDesigner + Entrepreneur\n@zebulonperronembedded via\nWhy he's badass: If you've eaten out in Montreal, chances are, you have sat in one of Zebulon's stunning interiors. He has built himself quite an impressive list of projects, from the very new Iberica on Peel to Cafe Parvis - Zebulon is now one of Montreal most sought-after interior designer.