We had the good fortune of connecting with Joseph Grescovich and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joseph, why did you pursue a creative career?
Watching my father do “soul-sucking” work everyday at an epoxy flooring company made me realize that I better find work in something that I love and will be continually motivated to do. Drawing and painting was always a way for me to escape the world and create my own. Today, I use drawing and painting as a form of mediation and flow state. I decided to go to school for architecture because I have always been fascinated by the built environment and I wanted to keep drawing/ painting as a hobby, not work. It made sense that I should pursue a career in something that felt natural to me. Architecture is a way for me to use my talents and abilities towards goals that involve others.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is called Design Social and we are a residential design business who is interested in design for social impact. We are not just interested in creating spaces for habitation. We are interested in creating spaces that make the world a better place.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting, I would most likely want to road trip to Point Dume in Malibu for a day at the beach. I am a vegan foodie so I would love to get some eats at Crossroads, Gracias Madre, and Donut Friend to name a few. I also really love viewing art shows so trips to the Broad, and local art galleries would also be top on the list.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to giving credit for the people who have supported me on my journey. I have the most amazing family who I owe so much of my success to. My mom (Jodie), dad (Joe), sister (Morghan), and brother (Kyle) have all been there for me and encouraged me every step of the way. I have had amazing teachers and amazing friends who have also helped me realize my potential. In some ways I believe every person that I have encountered on my journey deserves some credit. Even the ones who created the most problems and discomfort. I am a firm believer that positive or negative experiences with people are all opportunities to learn and grow.
Rock Wall (Gabion Wall) Photo credit – Jonathan Roskos