Utility Avenue: Dreyker Friman

April 18, 2019


Dreyker, cofounder of Utility Avenue and his son


This week, we present Dreyker, another member of the founding team of Utility Avenue.

My name is 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. 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). I was always in trouble because my toys’ lifetime was very short. As I was getting older, I felt the need to change things, make them better, easier to use, and make them affordable for everyone.

I started sketching things I thought needed improvement, and eventually, I became what I am today: a designer.