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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.

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