What is your name / nicknames?
My full name is David Duarte. My friends call me David, people called me David, and my mom calls me David. I don’t have nicknames but I am totally open to some good ideas!
How would you describe your position?
I am the Art Director at KEEN. My passion for art and design gives me the foundation to create new ways to deliver the best possible ideas to clients in all industries. I believe that design can change realities, and I trust that my skill set brings an opportunity to create public engagement through mass mediums, therefore, generating a large impact for all clients.
What are your academic credentials?
I graduated from Taller 5 Centro de Diseño in Bogota, Colombia in Graphic Design. I also attended a fantastic Design Thinking course in the IED in Barcelona, Spain to create powerful ideas for clients.
What do you do in your spare time?
I spend time with son, Mateo, doing different activities. I also love to try different techniques in the kitchen as I studied cuisine for while. I enjoy discovering new restaurants in the city as well!
Who or what inspires you and why?
Massimo Bottura! He is one of the best chefs in the world and also just a great human being. The passion and love that he emanates is unbelievable. I admire people that don’t know how smart they are a lot.
What is your favourite food?
Eggs, in any possible way…
What are your 3 favourite movies?
The Godfather, Life is Beautiful and The Wolf of Wall Street
What phobias do you have?
I have one that is bit crazy — It’s called Trypophobia, which according to the dictionary is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, or bumps. It is not officially recognized as a mental disorder (thank god).
Also, I can’t put my hands under water more than a minute– I don’t like the feeling of wrinkled hands.
What is your dream car?
What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
As a proud dad, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy by John Lennon.