Today we’d like to introduce you to Andre Sebastian Pangilinan.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Andre. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in Guam and grew up in Las Vegas. I went to a small liberal arts school in Seattle but dropped out to work full-time at Google in the Bay Area. I left Google after a couple of years and started a new company with the founder of Android, Andy Rubin, called Essential. It shut down and I moved to LA and now I’ve been here for two years.
I’m a Gemini so I can’t work on just one thing. I like having my hands in multiple projects and even in different industries. Here are some things I’m working on right now:
* Freelance Designer – Design is what I’ve been doing ever since I was a kid. Right now, the kind of work I do for my clients ranges from User Experience Design work like websites, to Visual Design work like Mobile App UI, to stuff on the marketing side like logo and brand style guides.
* Freelance Photographer – I do photography work for influencers and brands, helping them get content for Instagram or their marketing material. I also shoot events like Coachella parties or brand activations.
* Content Creator / Influencer – Besides shooting content for others, I also create content to post on my own social channels. My content is pure lifestyle work, pulling inspiration from technology, fashion, and entertainment.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
One of my biggest weaknesses is following through with things because I get bored and impatient. This year I’ve been trying to overcome that weakness and finish what I’ve started. I’m excited for the future with this mindset.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My partner, Lauren Higgs, and I started a brand called DreLau! What started as a combined birthday party, has now turned into a full-on business. We work together with brands to create experiences for the network we’ve built together in LA. We recently threw a Halloween event where some of LA’s biggest influencers and celebrities came together with some of our favorite brands. We’re planning on working on some new projects for DreLau like merch, collabs with creator houses and groups, and much more!
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
We literally just started it so I wouldn’t change anything we’ve done so far. I believe in the path we’re on right now and I know we’ll make mistakes and I’m excited to learn from them.
- Website: www.drelau.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/andreonbrand or www.instagram.com/drelauhouse