October 29, 2019

Community Spotlight: 7 Questions with Product Designer Jaime Quirarte

Jaime (pronounced “Hai mēh”) Quirarte’s association with In/Visible Talks is one of our favorite success stories. A Product Designer with a background in business administration and entrepreneurship, currently with Pacific Gas & Electric Company, he volunteered at the first conference in 2018. “I made good friends and got great advice,” he says, and the experience inspired him to start Jolgorio de Diseño, a Meetup for Latino creatives and advocates in the Bay Area to meet, share stories, and connect.

We love that! And we can’t wait to “Go Beyond” with him at In/Visible Talks 2020.

Now it’s Jaime’s turn in our Community Spotlight, where we celebrate some of the amazing people we’ve gotten to know through our conferences, salons, and events. Here are his answers to our questions.

What is your relationship to the creative process?

“A constant struggle between hustling and planning for down time and play time.”

How or where do you find inspiration?

“In nature, reading, making cocktails, and talking to people.”

What are you working on right now?

“Keeping the lights up. Literally.” 

What is something you learned in the last year that you wish you knew when you started your career?

“To make authenticity the number one goal in a difficult situation, rather than acceptance or approval. Great advice from Brené Brown.”

Who should we be paying attention to right now? Anyone you want to shout out or elevate?

Ana Teresa Fernandez.”

Who was your favorite In/Visible Talks speaker?

“I liked Marta Harding’s talk on how to overcome a creative blackout, and I also really enjoyed Laurie Rosenwald’s candor during her talk (“How to Make Mistakes on Purpose”; find the video here).

What other kinds of programming would you like to see from In/Visible Talks?

“Happy hours for creatives in the Bay Area.”