We had the good fortune of connecting with Priscilla Martinez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Priscilla, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I think creative people have an internal fire that pushes them towards being creative. I don’t think it’s a choice, I do take breaks but the art always brings me back.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I always wanted to have an artistic career but life had different plans for me. At present moment I am a product manager for a cryptocurrency start-up called Luminium Coin, it is a cryptocurrency backed by aluminum. The founders of the company, Dr. Richard Rahn and Alberto Gross are experts in many fields, particularly economics and finance. During my first interview I was highly impressed, they were very knowledgeable, passionate and serious about their project. I also loved the professionalism they were bringing to the company, it really made me want to be a part of the team. The position also carried a huge incentive, which was to learn something entirely new and it has not been disappointing! The last year has been a crash course in finance, economics, commodities, tech and marketing. I learned the real value of assets and investments, how to understand high risk vs low risk and why money dictates everything in the world, even politics. I never thought it would be something I would come to love and enjoy, but everyday I learn something new, I feel very intellectually rich because of it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
That’s tough, Miami is constantly evolving! However, my tourist staple is The Standard, everyone loves it. I would probably take them on a museum tour to Rubell and De la Cruz, and probably finish the day off at Heartland and Corner Bar for a night cap.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There have been many people who have supported me along the way but I think encouragement is rare and not the same as being supported. When I was at Miami-Dade College taking fashion design classes I had an amazing art teacher. Her name is Herion Park and she is an incredibly talented sculptor and fashion designer. We bonded over our love for art and fashion and stayed in touch after my departure. Most recently I decided to pursue a new creative direction and she has given me so much encouragement and direction, I honestly don’t think I would have done anything had it not been for her. I know this is sappy but each time I talk to her I always cry! She believes so much in my talent and work, I’m very grateful to have her as a mentor and friend.