We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Camacho and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, what matters most to you?
When people interact with my brand I want them to feel like they’ve tapped into something fun, cool and colorful. With Columpio Studio I want to share my passion for design and how I’m drawn to playing with different patterns, styles and textures. I want to create items that feel like an extension of your personality and highlight the things you love about yourself the most.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What gets me most excited about Columpio Studio is that it has become a space where I can explore and share my creative view with others. It’s a place where all my passions collide and creative interests collide. The journey has not been easy at all, I’ve had plenty of moments when I really thought about giving up, but I’ve learned to take rest as seriously as I take creating and that has been pivotal for me. Like anything in life, there’s have been a lot of highs and lows but one of my favorite things about creating this brand has been discovering the enormous community of other artists that have become like an extended family for me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I were to take some friends around San Juan, I would pick them up early and take them to get some pastries at Lucia or Panoteca San Miguel. Next we’d go the beach or the river at El Yunque and later at night, go for some cocktails and good food at Viejo San Juan or Calle Loiza.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The two people (other than my parents) who have supported me throughout this journey and have been my rock are Natalie and Christian. Natalie is my sister, my best friend and one of the most dedicated and hardworking people I’ve known in my life. I’ admire her so much and have learned from her that consistency and discipline are the only way to become (and stay) successful. Christian gifted me my first ever sewing machine and little did he know that that would become the first building block for Columpio Studio. He’s been one of my biggest supporters and has motivated me to continue to dream and create from a place of love and excitement.