Meet the Republic – Mateo

Meet the Republic
By: Raw Republic April 5, 2017

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?

“A lighter, tarp, and knife. It comes down to survival!

Fire is essential, and with a knife you can build just about anything you need. A tarp can help catch rain water which you can then distill. Without hydration you won’t live long, so this is key!

I actually really enjoy watching survival shows like Dual Survival on Animal Planet.”

What tunes do you like to listen to while on the road?

“Anything that is on my iPod or Pandora! Indie-alternative and classic rock are some of my favorite genres.

The Arctic Monkey’s are without a doubt one of the best bands. I have never missed any of their live shows when they are in town… 3 for 3 so far!”

(He then proceeded to show me a tattoo that is of the band’s name on his arm!)

Tell us about some of your hobbies

I have been skateboarding since middle school, building model kits inspired by the Gundam Series, and began graphic design in my high school years.

When it comes to the graphics, I love to use Adobe illustrator

One of the longest periods of time it has taken me to build a model kit was around 20+ hours!


What do you enjoy the most about working at Raw Republic?

I really appreciate how my voice is heard. I can see how my ideas come to fruition and how much freedom my position offers. That foundational respect and flexibility means a lot.

Photos & interview by Brooke Rosenblum