Adam Estrada & Carlos Silva | Graphic Design & Promotions | Money Comes, Money Goes Apparel
How long have you been in the industry?
A: Promoting 16+ years
C: 3 years
What’s your favorite food?.
What’s your favorite city?
A: Edmonton all day
Who’s your favourite artist of all time?
A: Pac, hands down
How did you get your start in the industry?
A: I started promoting for X-Ray Productions in grade 9 or 10. They threw teen parties at local venues
C: Going to clubs and knowing all the older guys, I pretty much decided to help out and it’s grown from there. It’s pretty much the only straight urban promotions company in the city
What’s been your favorite collaboration to take part in so far?
A: The fashion show hall party cd release thing. That was awesome
C: Fashion show. Our clothing brand was in it! First actual collab between MCMG apparrel and Tuffhouse
Who are three artists you would you like to work with in the future?
A: Bone Thugs n Harmony, Drake, MGK
C: Weezy, EDI from the Outlaws, and Skepta
Who’s your biggest creative influence?
A: Me, myself, and I
C: We try to shy away from being influenced by others
What made you want to be a graphic designer?
A: Interacting with people, seeing the world, connecting with people worldwide
C: Being my own boss, and setting my own hours
What’s the advice you’d like to give to the next generation?
A: Just be you. Fu*k everyone else and take care of your own sh*t
C: Stand for something, because you’ll fall for anything otherwise
How long does it take you to design a piece of clothing?
A: Not very long at all
C: I come up with designs all the time on the fly
A: Yeah, it’s more choosing the designs that get used
C: Then the overthinking…yikes
What’s the hardest thing about your job?
A: It isn’t hard at all. I’m a people person and networking is pretty much second nature
C: Finding the right market while marketing with the smallest possible budget. Effectively. Saving dollars while making dollars
What inspires you, in general?
A: Life. Life in general. I’ve almost died twice, so I really take every day as a blessing. That’s why I’m a morning person now [laughs]
C: Freedom and knowledge. Learning in general. Math
What’s your favorite colour?
What trend would you like to see disappear forever?
A: Skinny jeans on men. Fu*k Fallout Boy
C: Socks and sandals
What are three artists you’ve got bumpin’ right now?
A: Ruth B., Pac, Mod Sun
C; Matics, Weezer, Filthy Rich
Are there any myths about the industry that you’d like to dispel?
A: Everyone thinks it’s a “closed net,” but it isn’t really. You just need to be loud, make yourself known. Closed mouths don’t get fed, right?
C; That it’s hard to be seen. It isn’t. Just do it, like a Nike campaign
Is we finish, or is we done?
A: Oh fu*k, we never finish. We always going
C: Tomorrow’s a new day, same old sh*t
What do you have coming up that we can all look forward to?
A: More designs and a shiny new website launching soon! We’re also gonna be moving towards accessories and couture
C: A friend and I were discussing doing like a Booster Juice on wheels vending machine streetcar thingie. But I dunno, we’ll see how it goes
What, to you, is ‘Living the Dream’?
A: When the people around me are stress free, too
C: When money and happiness don’t conflict with each other
A: To my moms. I love you. We did it, ma!
C: James Cagney. And my mother
A: …and to the vats
C: Yeah man, the homies and the vatos
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