Ernesto Velasco

Ernesto Velasco

Senior Branding Consultant


Factory Xiii

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Went to college for photography (2 years)
went to college for graphic design (4 years)
started a clothing company (Died 5 years later)
started a shoe company (designing, managing workers, doing shoots and marketing) Died 7 years after I started because of narcos taking over in the factory
Moved to los angeles
Started marketing certificate UCLA extension
Started my advertising agency
Starting a company on vaporizer

Education

High School
Universidad del Valle de mexico
Bachelor
Photography
Escuela activa de fotografía
Graduate
Graphic Design
Universidad del valle de mexico
Certification/License
marketing
UCLA extension

Career

Senior Branding Consultant

I organize photoshoots, I take photos for different campaigns, graphic design and market the campaigns

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Fashion
Entrepreneurship
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Wake up, exercise, meditate, write in my journal goals for the day, get my photo gear in my bag, start shooting the photoshoot for campaigns, go to my office and download all the pictures, edit and add graphics to it, then figure out the best way to create a marketing social media strategy for my client.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Network and practice practice practice

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Study and get a mentor

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Photography
graduate
Graduate
Graphic Design
certification
Certification/License
marketing

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I was living in mexico, now I live in Los Angeles and im legally able to work here, Went to ucla extension but as an internationall student I heard a lot of racism from other people outside UCLA, also that I was not going to be able to work in usa"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial