We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrian Orozco and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adrian, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
It was a bit of a complicated process, but it was a natural process at the same time. I’ve been living a freelance life for over a year, before that I worked at a design studio and had outside projects at the same time, once the job at the studio ended I decided to dedicate my full time to my design project. It was scary, specially the first months of the pandemic not having a “stable” job, but little by little more clients kept coming, some by recommendation, some found me on social media and a few others happened to see my job and like it, so here I am haha living the freelance life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a designer my trajectory is rather short, it hasn’t been easy but I’m happy about where I am right now. I currently have constant job and given these pandemic circumstances I’m very grateful about it, my process isn’t very different from the rest of my colleagues but I believe one of the things that distinguishes me is my empathy and some of my clients have mentioned it before. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, and I keep making them haha, but I’ve found quite helpful to create a work method, where everything is done with simple process and step-by-step, I’m always working on that and keeping hungry for knowledge. I’m a rather stubborn person with the things I enjoy, such as my profession.
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?
I’ve lately realized that I find outdoor activities very fun and inspiring for me. So I’d look for a weekend getaway on a beach or somewhere outside of the city, have a nice meal and enjoy some beer and chat by a bonfire. Whenever I get visitors I always enjoy taking them to my favorite eating spots which are very varied, some Ensenada style fish tacos or a wood-fired pizza; same with the drinks I like to share an IPA beer or an Old Fashioned. I usually ask people what they like and it’s easier for me to adapt and look for a place where we can all enjoy a nice time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Wow, the list is so long. First of all my mom and sister, for always telling me to not give up and that if you want to accomplish things you have to commit. Abbydoodles has always given me words of encouragement and constructive criticism, and my friends have always helped me one way or another, and mostly all the people who keep trusting my work and that give me a chance to create something. As I said before it’s a very long list and this is just a small bunch of people that deserve credit for all the help.
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