I am a designer and artist myself, therefore I was interested in this subject while living near San Diego (just across the border, in Tijuana). From my observations I could say that it seems like San Diego has a growing creative market. It probably is not as developed as LA or San Francisco, but it surely is moving that way. The city has a wealthy population interested in healthy lifestyle, engaged in creative activities, and open to changes. Therefore, I think there might be some good options for the creatives.