IKEMEN #33: DANIEL VIEDMA

September 14, 2016 4:00 PM

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

Name: Daniel Viedma

Occupation: Associate Technical Director at Firstborn

 

 

1. Where are you from?

I am from Badalona. A beautiful beach city right next to Barcelona.

 

2. How long have you been in NYC?

Almost 5 years already (time flies).

 

3. What brings you to NY?

Friends in the beginning, then work

 

4. Since moving to NY, do you feel your life is changed?

It did. But you know, sometime I feel like it's hard to tell if city changed me or I'm just getting older. I've became way more impatient since I've been living in NYC , that's for sure.

 

5. When did you start working at Firstborn?

9 months ago.

 

6. Could you describe your typical day of your life?

I usually start the day with a workout. Whether that's hitting the pool for a few laps or going for a run. 

Morning at the office is usually more meeting heavy with different  project status and check-ins. Afternoon I like it to reserve it (schedule permitting) to hands on work: usually coding or writing technical documentation.

Night time is chill dinner out or cooking at home. And Netflix!

 

7. What get you most excited about your job?

Solving problems. That, and doughnut Friday.

 

8. What or who has been your greatest inspiration?

Tricky one. On a personal level I'd say my grandpa, for his strong will. Professionally... probably Randy Pausch, computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon. He died from cancer but before that he gave a lecture that became viral with many valuable life teachings.

 

9. What are some of your interests out of your work?

In no particular order...gardening, doing triathlons, taking siestas, listen to music, having friends over and grilling, traveling, surfing.

 

10. Where is your favorite place in NY?

I usually hang out in Brooklyn, where I live. I love biking or skating around. Transmitter Park in Greenpoint probably has one of the best views to Manhattan. I love the 5leaves terrace with a cheeseburger. East Village is kinda douchy but I still like walking around there, even if it's to bring back the moments of the first time i visited the city like 8 years ago.

 

11. What are your strength and weakness?

Strength: I like to think I have some sort of common sense that allows me to see through bullshit.

Weakness: Strawberry Cheescake Ben&Jerry ice cream

 

12. What are your lifelong dreams?

Live well, have a family and a nice house. Have a rock and roll band and tour around the world.

 

13. What five words would describe you?

Driven, silly, curious, adventurous and just chill all around.

 

14. What is one thing that would surprise our readers?

I can actually bend my thumb in the opposite direction.

 

15. Do you have any life-essential tips for our readers?

Don't complain, just work harder.

 

 

INTERVIEWED BY YU WATANABE

 

related posts

NEW TYPE #23: ANE AMOUR – IYALA ANNE INTERVIEW

“Introducing a talented designer giving sophisticated femininity an edge”

June 23, 2017 1:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #22: Allina Liu INTERVIEW

"Introducing a new generation of designers" 

 

----------- Allina Liu's INTERVIEW -----------

 

June 14, 2017 2:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #21: Kendall Miles INTERVIEW

“My passion is shoes. Kendall Miles shoes are beautiful, alluring and handcrafted in Italy: the perfect pair for the woman who knows who she is and where she wants to go.”

May 23, 2017 3:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #20: Shahista Lalani INTERVIEW

"Introducing an emerging designer creating captivating leather fashions."

February 03, 2017 3:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #19: PAMPLEMOUSSE - Danica Zheng Interview

“Introducing a dedicated, innovative designer to awaken every woman’s inner voice.”

January 10, 2017 10:00 AM  |  People
Shot by Bernadette Baksa

NEW TYPE #18: BOOM DONE SHOP - LIAM BERGIN INTERVIEW

“Introducing the new hot British ethical apparel brand BOOM DONE SHOP” 

December 02, 2016 10:00 AM  |  People

NEW TYPE #17: NAMILA - NAN LI AND EMILIA PFOHL INTERVIEW

NAMILIA was founded in 2015 by Berlin based designers Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl. The duo met while attending University of the Arts Berlin.

November 29, 2016 2:00 PM  |  People

Isabel Dupre Interview

Isabel Dupre Interview is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Interview.

October 13, 2016 3:00 PM  |  People

MARC ENGLANDER INTERVIEW

Equally as functional as beautiful, the works of Marc Englander, a furniture designer and conceptual artist based in New York City, are simple, innovative, elegant, and distinct.

October 01, 2016 11:00 AM  |  People

IKEMEN #33: DANIEL VIEDMA

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

September 14, 2016 4:00 PM  |  People

Judi Harvest INTERVIEW

“We’re all bees, we need to dance more and always search for beauty,” Judi Harvest proclaims.

September 10, 2016 3:00 PM  |  People

BEHIND THE SCENES #4: Nicola Formichetti

TWELV's Behind the Scenes takes a step back and visits the masterminds behind the camera.

September 06, 2016 2:00 PM  |  People

IKEMEN #32: TERRY DOE

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

Name: TERRY DOE

August 25, 2016 1:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #16: LINDER - SAM LINDER AND KIRK MILLAR INTERVIEW

“Introducing a new generation of quick and fresh minded designers”

August 05, 2016 12:00 PM  |  People

IKEMEN #31: CORNELIUS LOY

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

August 01, 2016 3:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #15: JULIANNA BASS - JULIANNA BASS INTERVIEW

While on assignment in Berlin, Bass was so taken with the culture, art and fashion of the city that following year she made the move from Brooklyn to Berlin, to further develop her...

July 26, 2016 3:00 PM  |  People

Takarazuka CHICAGO Cast Members Interview

“All Japanese, All Women, All that Jazz! We interviewed three cast members of Takarazuka CHICAGO who preformed in the Lincoln Center Festival in 2016.

July 22, 2016 3:00 PM  |  People

Sean O’Pry EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW "Good Ol’ Georgia Boy”

SEAN O’PRY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

"GOOD OL’ GEORGIA BOY”

July 15, 2016 2:00 PM  |  People

R.I.P. Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham, Iconic Street Style Photographer, Passes away at 87 

 

June 29, 2016 4:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #14: Alida Boer - Alida Boer Interview

TWELV Magazine sat down with Alida Boer in NYC to get to know the designer and better understand the intricacies of her designs and company’s mission.

June 13, 2016 11:00 AM  |  People

NEW TYPE #13: CHENG - CHENG HUAI CHUANG INTERVIEW

"Cheng-Huai Chuang was introduced to fashion at a young age"

June 08, 2016 4:00 PM  |  People

NEW TYPE #12: DROMe - MARIANNA ROSATI INTERVIEW

" I carry in my heart the values I've learned from my hometown - such as being true to myself and to my style"

 

 

May 24, 2016 4:00 PM  |  People

IKEMEN #30: JORGE URENA

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

May 20, 2016 10:00 AM  |  People

NEW TYPE #11: LODOVICO ZORDANAZZO INTERVIEW

TWELV Magazine sat down with Lodovico Zordanazzo during his NYC visit to discuss his new collection and unique perspective on shoe design. 

May 10, 2016 12:00 PM  |  People
SITE BY: monocomplex©Marbles & Marbles International Inc.
▲ back to top ▲