After two incredible years at Peter Marino, I decided it was time to move on into new ventures and expand my skills to become a stronger designer and manager. 

PMA opened a door into the beauty of high-end luxury through the mind of talented Mr. Marino. I am very thankful for the experience during those years and as a result, I left with incredibly successful published projects with Louis Vuitton: Vienna (Austria), Munich (Germany, Frankfurt (Germany), Hangzhou (China), among many others.

I decided to join to the Ralph Lauren team in order to understand the process of working from within (being our own client). As a Project Manager for Store Development, I will be managing and coordinating directly with the merchandising, product, and the architectural team.

EIM, Haiti - July 2013

This summer I embarked in a beautiful adventure.

Ever since my first trip to Thailand with CISV - IPP to work in post-disaster affected communities, I try to take time within my travels to explore, learn, and understand through social projects.

Leaving my comfort zone and being in a new environment, language and culture allows myself to focus on empathy and gather enough information to develop new projects with long term sustainable goals. In the next year, I want to return for a longer time and not only share with others this awareness but to also leave a footprint that is timeless.

EIM is a wonderful organization lead by Haitians in Port-au-Prince to teach adults English. Currently taking their TOEFL exams in the end of the year, these students are eager to develop their english in order to find better jobs, become stronger leaders to their communities or find a way to communicate with the transit foreigners that inhabits this magical island.

I cannot describe what a beautiful and inspirational time I had. As always, it is people's relationships and exchange of human energy that no matter where you, it is something more than special.

Breaking your everyday routine and taking a pause to "look, stop and think", is what makes every trip a changing moment, no matter where you go.

As a designer and builder, my mind was constantly moving, thinking of things to do, being inspired. In the area of design, the craftsmanship and tradition in the arts got my mind wondering. The abundance of strong pastel colours, the intrinsic details or metalwork, the opportunity of recycling and designing new ways to re-use trash. From the painting in the tap-taps to the voodoo influenced crafts, there was always something that catches your eye and radiates its unique beauty.