Designer insights with Jakob Gómez

Jakob Gómez is the founder and principle designer of his eponymous design studio, based in Nuevo Leon, Mexico since 2010. Jakob and his team create innovative spaces that generate unique moods and experiences, referencing the history of his clients. His most recent project is the San Juan Grill restaurant (right), which is located in Monterrey Mexico. This project was created to reflect the origins of the company, which started as a butcher shop in 1952. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Jakob Gómez.

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic? 

The aesthetic is generated based on the project characteristics, its location, and the purpose of the space. We always seek for an experience to the user, what we want people to feel, smell and see through the space is what creates an atmosphere. 

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process? 

At first we always try to get all the information we will need about the space, what the client wants, about the experience we have to create, and then continuously focus on simplifying the complexity of all the information synthesizing information, "simplify the complex". 

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most? 

Esrawe, thanks to the time I worked with him I was able to learn a lot about the whole project process, from the administration part to the design and importance to create an experience for the users. 

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired? 

I enjoy watching movies I think they have a lot of influence in my work, from the handling of light to the textures, a lot of my spaces are inspired by movies and the atmosphere they create. 

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps? 

We have reached this point thanks to our team, and our purpose is always to work hard together as a team, behind me there are amazing people and we are always looking for the best ways to get it done. My advice for people who are starting a career in this industry, is always make better, faster and stronger things.