Angie Garcia is a Miami native with an exceptional eye for design. Her journey began as her neighbor and mentor took her under his wing and offered her an internship while she was in high school. As a local manufacturer, he became key in molding her career path and in teaching her valuable insights about the industry. In her early 20s Angie started her own fashion line and even worked her way up to becoming a stylist for music videos and films. Today, she is the private label head designer at MIA shoes and travels 4-5 times a year to China to oversee shoe design & production.
In this episode Angie shares with us details about her day to day as a shoe designer. She discusses some of the obstacles she has faced in this male dominated industry and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way. She is 1 out of 2 women designers in the entire company and has built her career from the bottom up. She proves that with hard work and determination any dream is possible.
To keep in touch with Angie contact her @angie
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