Well, I have to say this may be the best conversation yet... On episode 0020, we host LA based Hommy Diaz. Hommy takes us on a path we could have never imagined. Halfway through the episode we paused to tell him that this could be the greatest episode yet. He goes from humble immigrant beginnings, to working at Apple retail, to Global Product Manager to creating his own brand - Magnus Alpha.
Product of an Immigrant with special guest Hommy Diaz (Season Six Episode 3)
The Rick H. Show with Craze & Eli Jas
The 3rd episode of Season Six, Rick, Jaylah and Craze welcome Magnus Alpha designer Hommy Diaz. Hommy talks about his upbringing in Flushing, Queens, his inspirations, the meaning of the Lourdes shirt, and the meaning and message behind his brand. Hommy also gave us the 5 C's.http://www.TheRickHShow.comFollow us on Instagram@TheRickHShow@hommydiaz@MagnusAlpha@TriestProductions@BXCraze@iiamjaylah@Wriiightofpassage@RickHierro@WadsworthEntGroup Twitter @TheRickHShowHashtags #TheRickHShow #SeasonSix #MoreCulture #MoreThanAPodcast #Podcast.
Lesson 19 - Create Work that Connects with Your Audience Using the 5 C's with Hommy Diaz
We’re back with more wisdom from Hommy Diaz on this week’s episode of Creativity School! If you haven’t already, be sure to back and listen to last week’s episode where he shares his origin story and how he navigates the unknown of his creative journey without stress or fear. This week Hommy’s talking to us about the formula he’s come up with to create work that connects with people called “The 5 C’s.” Hommy has used this formula successfully for his projects working on collaborations for brands like DC Shoes and K-Swiss. You’ll find out why he says some people get the formula backwards when creating, and when they do, it inevitably fails. Hommy also shares how he uses the 5 C’s to create products with meaning and depth, and how he utilized his formula for building his own brand, Magnus Alpha. We also talk about how to execute ideas to make them awesome, and how to build a great brand from the ground up. **Today’s episode is brought to you by Audible! If you want to get started with a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial head over to at www.creativityschoolpodcast.com/audible. Mentioned in this episode: Why you should align your work with the 5 C’s and then create How he tells stories through footwear design Why he says the context around your product is the most important thing to consider Why you shouldn’t be in a rush to develop an idea and get it out How appreciating what he has helps his mindset and creative journey CONNECT WITH HOMMY: Website | Instagram CONNECT WITH CREATIVITY SCHOOL: Thank you so much for listening! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, and connect with me online! Instagram | Twitter | Facebook If you have any questions or comments for the show, click here
Lesson 18 - Don't Stress About the Unknown of Your Creative Path with Hommy Diaz
We all know the unknown and uncertainty of forging ahead on your own creative path can be terrifying! So how can we overcome all the fears and move forward? On this week’s episode of Creativity School, I’m talking to Hommy Diaz. Hommy is an influential designer in sneaker culture with over 15 years of experience working with with top brands like KSWISS, Palladium Boots and DC Shoes. He is also the cofounder of MAGNUS ALPHA, his own designer sneaker, accessories and apparel company. Hommy is a proud child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic and his family told him he couldn’t make money being an artist. Despite this, he went to Parsons art school, graduated, and then took a part time job at the Apple Store, much to the confusion and disappointment of his family. Somehow, Hommy leveraged that experience to end up as the global product line manager at DC Shoes... with zero shoe design experience! We talk about how he navigated this journey, his particular way of thinking that allows him to stay open to possibilities without trying to control the outcome of the unknown, and how this has consistently opened doors for him on his creative path. Stay tuned for Part 2 with Hommy next week, where we talk about how to create work that's meaningful to consumers and more. **Today’s episode is brought to you by Audible! If you want to get started with a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial head over to at www.creativityschoolpodcast.com/audible. Mentioned in this episode: Being open to opportunity even if it’s not exactly what you expect Why its so important to create your own opportunities Why Hommy says setting expectations is self sabotage How to release the impulse to control things and enjoy the process Why Hommy says to rack up as many small failures as possible CONNECT WITH HOMMY: Website | Instagram CONNECT WITH CREATIVITY SCHOOL: Thank you so much for listening! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, and connect with me online! Instagram | Twitter | Facebook If you have any questions or comments for the show, click here
On the sixth episode of season five, the group recaps Room 28 Comedy’s recent trip to L.A., Rachel's first experience at a dispensary, and Juan Bago “bugging” out on Saturday Night Live. On this week's “Bochinche Bites", Jaime dishes on the Jusse Smollett situation and how bodega owners want to start selling weed in New York City.On this week's "Frankspiracy News", Frank embraces his inner Neo and takes us inside a controversial Matrix conspiracy.The crew interviews shoe designer Hommy Diaz about getting his start in the fashion world, the role models and mentors that helped him along the way, his “Five C's of Success” as a designer, and the unveiling of his new signature shoe inspired by the Dominican dish, "Tres Golpes."The Que Lo Que Quickie is with Jessica Hernandez, the founder of Red's Cakestronomy, who talks about her start as a baking entrepreneur, the inspiration for some of her pastry creations, and she even lets the crew sample some of her delicious delicacies live on the show.IG/FB@WeAreLatinosOutLoud @hommydiaz@redscakeTWITTER@LocaYBago@hommydiazHashtag #LatinosOutLoud Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
“Take every negative, and outweigh it with a positive.” Born and raised in Queens, NY, Hommy grew up quickly, with a savviness that could only be learned from the streets. His parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic, and while Hommy was learning English by reading TV Guides, and immersed in the rich culture of his family, he also was exposed to the deep poverty of the country, making him truly grateful for all that he had. At an early age, Hommy started drawing, and began tapping into his creativity. But it wasn’t until he discovered the art of skateboarding, that his creativity would begin to blossom. From the graphics on the board, to the tricks, style, and fashion, Hommy’s identity was quickly being shaped, and so was his network. When it was time for college, Hommy decided to double down on the world of art, pursuing art school, and crafting his dream. This would soon become one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling times of Hommy’s life. He was the underdog, and no matter how many times he fell, he rose up again, learning that “art is about the learning experience, challenging yourself, and how you progress.” As he set off into the world, the young artist from Queens would soon embark on a journey that takes him from Apple to DC, and K-Swiss, while being guided by his imagination, influenced by skateboarding, and bonded by the power of networking, to become one of the most sought out and respected designers of the culture. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Hommy Diaz. #MamaWeMadeItFOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM http://bit.ly/MamaWeMadeIt-IG http://bit.ly/Anoush-IG http://bit.ly/Joe-IG https://www.instagram.com/hommydiazSUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: http://bit.ly/MamaWeMadeItPodcastSUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL - http://bit.ly/MamaWeMadeIt-YTFACEBOOK - @mamawemadeitpodhttps://mamawemadeit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.