We had the good fortune of connecting with DesignGeo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DesignGeo, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The engine behind my start was the need to show the world my creations. From publications on social networks (Instagram and Facebook), the public was the one that little by little began to consult about the possibility of acquiring my work in various formats. In short, the initial engine was not the economic profit, but rather to show the world what I am capable of doing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The road to get to the point where I am today was long and difficult. There were many difficulties that I had to go through. However, doing what I like the most is what gives me the strength to keep going day by day. Also the drive and encouragement on the part of my followers is an engine that drives me even more to take my work to higher levels of complexity. The lessons learned along the way are many and I think they are personal too. But what I would like to share is that if you do what you really love, there will be no obstacle that can stop your dreams. On the other hand, luck is a friend of hard work, and it is essential to do something every day, however minimal it may seem, for tomorrow to achieve the goals and dreams that one proposes. Everything that is seen in each of my creations today is the result of a lot of effort, work and perseverance.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First of all, I would invite you to start the day at the beach, to clear your head and start the day more relaxed. For lunch time I would take him to Wynwood since it is a place where I can find design, art, sculpture, fashion and gastronomy. After having lunch and doing some shopping I would take him around town, stroll down Lincoln Rd and we would end up having dinner at Papi Steak!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The person who helped me the most in my early days and without asking for anything in return was Anish Bhatt. He was already recognized when I started and he was the first person to interview me for his renowned blog in the world of watchmaking. In that article, I was able to tell a little more about myself, and even show my first creations about high-end watches created from the digital technique known as “low poly”. That exposure, added to a couple of reposts on his instagram account, made my growth grow exponentially, thus reaching many more people who with the passage of time opened doors for me to collaborations with major brands in the world of watchmaking.