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My name is Alex and I'm the Creator in Chief of Made Happy Studio. I'm a Brand Designer, Photographer, Social Media Content Creator & Strategist. Made Happy was created to empower entrepreneurs, big or small, to craft their brand visions and social media presence with bespoke design & content creation strategy. Some of my clients include HubSpot, Canva, Greystar Properties, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Linkedin. 

creator in chief of made happy

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A bit about me, I'm a first generation Cuban Mexican American. I was born in 1994 in Miami, Florida. Raised in the colorful and vibrant culture of Miami, I was surrounded by the latin soul of the city. My mornings weren't filled with pancake and eggs like most Americans, but with croquetas, pastelitos and the strong smell of Cuban coffee. Safe to say, I grew up in a completely different America than the rest of my peers.

You see, my family is the definition of the American Dream. Fleeing from the communist Castro regime in Cuba, my parents never made excuses for their situation. Their lack of education and knowledge in business didn’t stop their determination to find solutions and provide for our family. Through them, I have learned that with hard work, determination, and confidence, I can achieve the impossible. They have taught me the only way to live my kind of happy, is to create it.

latin made,
not maid.

mi historia

My parents, like most immigrants to this country, are incredibly hardworking people. In fact, neither of my parents went to college. I was the first in my family to attend, but that never stopped them from from making things happen for their business and family. My father, started his window tinting business, Professional Window Tinters Miami, in the trunk of his car at 18 years old. Growing up, my two brothers and I spent a lot of time in the back of my father's work van. Covered in bright ads detailing the latest advancements in window tinting technology, I was always in constant awe of my father's ability to make things happen regardless of circumstance.

Normally, when you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, many of them will answer: actress, teacher, doctor or lawyer. But me? I was different. My answer was always the same; I wanted to be a Professional Window Tinter like my dad. Fast forward 20 years, I have realized i never really wanted to be a professional window tinter, I just wanted to be like my parents. 

After graduating High School, I received a full scholarship to the Honors College at Miami Dade College. This scholarship program was a stepping stone for students before they attend University. It was rigorous in its curriculum, but had a proven track record of success if you were able to complete the program.

After MDC, I was accepted to the University of Central Florida where I studied Advertising-Public Relations with a concentration in Graphic Design. While I was in college and was interning at local advertising agencies, I found that a lot of the most talented designers worked to help the big businesses get larger and stronger, while the smaller local businesses, were falling behind due to the lack of knowledge and budget for marketing.

As I have grown my business and worked with many clients. both big and small, I saw first hand how design can elevate a business and increase profits. Made Happy Studio was created to help the dreamers and the passionate business owners pursue and create what makes them happy. Our goal is to inspire people like me, like my parents, to make their own happy, and design their own futures.

My parents never once told me there was something I couldn't do because of where we came from. As Cuban Mexican Americans, we view this country as a new beginning, a new opportunity, and that's what I was going to create for my family. They inspire me every day.

This is my American dream and this is for them.

to the latinxs who are always inventando
besitos,
         Alex

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