Utility Avenue: Dreyker Friman

April 18, 2019

 

cofounder of Utility Avenue and his son

 

I’m Dreyker.

Nobody but my father knew where my name came from. He wrote it down on the top of a match pack the day I was born. I love it, though. I’m from a brave Cuban city called Bayamo. I grew up surrounded by family love. My parents taught me how sharing what I’ve got could make me a good human being and I really learned that from them at a young age. When I was a little boy, I was always eager to know how things work or function (I still am) and I was always in trouble because my toys’ life-time was very short. As I was getting older, I felt the need to change things, making them better, easier to use and turn them affordable for everyone, so I started sketching things I thought needed improvement, andeventually I became what I am today: a designer.