We had the good fortune of connecting with Jose Carlos Morales and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jose Carlos, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Thinking of starting something of your own can be a daunting and scary thought. The key is pointing to things that make you happy and if you have a thought of “oh, I can do this better”, it can be the beginning of a passion project or future business. This is where I began. From drawing random designs with my friends to seeing how brands nowadays seem to lack a sense of “realness”, made me feel like I could do it better. Now, you have to understand the type of person you are before going further. I know in order to run a brand, you have to understand the direction you want to take it and what you’re personally going to stand behind. Personally, I tend to be an open book, I hold honesty above all else and look to giving my best self to everyone I encounter. Knowing this about myself, I followed the same principles with T6 Designs. From how I see it, running your passion project like the way you run yourself makes it a lot easier since it’s all natural.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Since graduating from college back in 2017, it’s been an interesting road. I was lucky enough to start my professional career shortly after graduating but I know that’s not the same for everyone. If there’s anything I’ve learned throughout these last 3 years is that the saying “be nice to others because you never know when you’ll see them again” has stayed prevalent. It’s the main reason why I respect everyone I come in contact with. It’s helped me propel myself through my personal life and career. When it comes to challenges, it always seems dire and extremely hard when you’re facing it in the present. Anytime I’d be in a difficult situation, I’d put it into perspective. You probably thought of the same thing 6 challenges before but you’re here now with more knowledge. Also, school itself is a sort of comfort bubble. There are classes, people you see regularly, and goes from 0 to graduated. What you learn very quickly about the real world is how it’s filled with new, and many times, uncomfortable things. This is a good trait to understand and take with you. Starting something for yourself can be outside your comfort zone but you can’t let that stop you from finding your passion. Everything is a lesson and you can apply it to anything you do.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If you’re in Dallas, the first thing you have to do is get some queso and brisket in your system. I’d suggest Chuys for some pretty good Tex-Mex and Hard Eight to get some quality BBQ. Might sprinkle in Snuffers for an amazing burger (I like food if you can’t tell). Once you’ve filled up your belly, walk off some of those calories by going to the Sixth Floor Museum to educate yourself about a pivotal moment in US history. If you’re still hungry but want to get some views in, visit Reunion Tower so you can say you went to the “big spinning ball” in Dallas (yes, it spins). Nighttime in Dallas can also be pretty fun and there’s plenty of places to choose from. From the chill bars in Deep Ellum to the slightly classier bars in Uptown, you won’t run out of places to hang out at. At some point, I’d take a drive out to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (not Dallas but still awesome) to get the chance to feed some animals and view beautiful creatures. Some honorable mentions are The Dallas Arboretum, Perot Museum, watching a game at the American Airlines Center, Bishop Arts District, and visiting Jakes Burgers for another awesome burger. In Dallas, anyone can find something to do.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I couldn’t have gotten here without the support of my family and friends. My first sales and words of encouragement came from them which helped me build the basis of my brand. I’d like to thank Eli and Taylor for helping me step up my content game while also being great people to work with. Thanks to James and Max for not only helping me come up with ideas, content, and words of encouragement but also being the basis of what a valuable business colleague in this space can look like. Literally anyone who’s spent $1 with us or has supported the brand in their own way deserves all the thanks. A brand is nothing without a solid crew of people who support you.
Ryan Troslte Zach Lindig Earvin Kissi Chanel Solomon James Graham and Max Ezra Lyon