Name: Esperanza Carmona
Title: Graphic Designer
Welcome to the Independent! Tell us about yourself. What’s your deal? I was born in Santa Barbara, but I grew up in Seville, Spain, until I was 8. I moved back, and after graduating from Dos Pueblos High School, I moved to San Francisco to start school at the University of San Francisco. I graduated last year with a bachelor’s in graphic design. I actually heard about this job through my grandmother, so I am very grateful to her.
It can be tough for a younger person to find housing in Santa Barbara. How are you managing it? It’s very hard. I actually decided to move back in with my mom and stepdad to save some money.
Any long-term personal or professional goals you want to tell us about? My goal is to travel as much as I can and experience other cultures. I want to experience living in different cities such as New York and Portland. It would be great if I could move back to Europe at some point. In five years, I hope I’ll know more specifically what I want to do, but I want to get experience in photography and working at a magazine. I think I want to become an art director/fashion photographer.
Outside of the office, what do you do for fun? I like to try new places to eat, stay active, and explore the city.