We had the good fortune of connecting with Kire Torres and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kire, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
Risk-Taking was a pivotal and needed step to the start of my career. To start my career I had to leave my mother country and move out to a foreign country, in order to study what I was passionate about. It was a neccessary and exciting risk to take.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I´m most excited about 2 big upcoming projects that will start next Monday. I cannot reveal yet which or what companies those are for yet. I feel so thankful for these opportunities. It took great effort to get here professionally. Most of the challenges for me were the language barrier and leaving my country behind. At first, it was very lonely when I came here. However, one of the lessons I learned is that I have to grow more flexible to change and move forward. Staying still won´t get you anywhere, you have to take matters into your own hands. Eventually, you will gain friendships that last even through the trying times. These friendships also supported me in my artistic career and personal growth.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
A lot of my favorite experiences are when my friends and I go out to eat in Midtown. However, I love Piedmont Park for the natural beauty and is a jewel within the center of Atlanta. Also, within Piedmont Park, there is the Botanical Gardens which is tranquil yet engaging site all year round. I would have to also take my friends to Fat Mats BBQ for some of the best BBQ in Atlanta and the iconic Georgia Aquarium. One of the days we would have to go the Kroger City market for Fried Chicken, Jeni´s ice cream and handmade chocolate. If we had time, we would travel to Stone Mountain and Providence Canyon for more natural beauty, which are perfect for drawing.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I graduated recently, so I want to give a shootout to my SCAD professors and friends. My professors helped me greatly to polish my skills with their constructive feedback, kind advice, and of course fun jokes to keep the good energy going. My friends helped me with this too, inside or outside class we always had each other’s backs. From great teamwork assignments, to planning harmless pranks. Everything was always so fun and a great invigorating experience.