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Welcome to Zemoga, Juan Diego Velasco!

Juan Velasco Welcome to Zemoga, Juan Diego Velasco!

1. So first things first – what do you do for Zemoga?

I work in Zemoga as a web designer. I’m part of the Creative Team and I’m currently designing an e-commerce site for a really cool client. But the coolest part is that I get to do a lot of other things, too. I’ve only been here for a month and I’ve already worked on branding projects and even had the chance to collaborate with the Pitch Team, participating in a really fun brainstorming session for a new client.

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1. So first things first – what do you do for Zemoga?

I work in Zemoga as a web designer. I’m part of the Creative Team and I’m currently designing an e-commerce site for a really cool client. But the coolest part is that I get to do a lot of other things, too. I’ve only been here for a month and I’ve already worked on branding projects and even had the chance to collaborate with the Pitch Team, participating in a really fun brainstorming session for a new client.

2. How did your first day go?  What was your first impression of the Z Team?

It was pretty normal, I guess. First, the HR guys gave me a tour around the office, but at the time, no one knew where exactly I was going to be sitting. By noon, they finally gave me a nice and cozy (and kind of isolated) work space, as well as my first assignment. The team has been great from the first moment I walked through the door (actually, come to think of it, the door right behind me!). I got to take a  look at some of the things my talented new colleagues were working on, and realized that I have a lot to learn from everyone around here.

3. How has your career prepared you for this position?

I’ve worked for years in the web industry and every single project has been a great opportunity to learn how things are done. I’ve had the chance to work at different stages of the web production process, which gives me a broader understanding of how a web-based project comes together. Zemoga poses a new challenge in that this is a company where you have to be really good to survive – and that feels great. I think it’s the most inspiring place I’ve ever worked in.

4. When you’re not in the Zemoga office, what do you like to do for fun in Bogota?

I love photography, so I always carry my camera around when I’m exploring the city with my wife. We just walk and take pictures. Bogotá is a really fun city were you can run into the craziest scenes right in the middle of the street and it’s always a good idea to have a camera with you. Also, the restaurants are great, so whenever I can, I like to try different types of food and discover new places around the city.

5. So when you’re not photographing Bogota, what kind of movies do you watch?  What kind of books do you read?

Well, I think my favorite genre is ‘dramedy’ – you know, the kind of movie where you can have a good laugh, but also feel some deeper emotions at the same time. My favorite director is definitely Woody Allen, and I’m proud to own his complete filmography, but I also enjoy most of the work by guys like Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow. I also watch everything that features Zooey Deschanel, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera or even Hugh Grant. I have to admit that sometimes, I can be a huge chick flick fan!

6. Think fast: If you were a superhero, what would your special power be?

Invisibility, of course!

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