Spotlight: Genina

By Genina Ramirez

I was born and raised in hot and humid Miami, Florida. I spent my childhood surrounded by swaying palms, turquoise waters, and incredible Cuban food (croquetas with lime are my everything).

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Sounds like paradise, however, I failed to mention the gridlock traffic will drive you to absolute insanity.

From a young age I learned the importance of a strong work ethic – you can blame my immigrant parents for that one. I grew up running around the warehouse that housed my father’s fashion design company; it was a true family business. My days were filled with bolts of Italian fabric, handmade embroideries, and endless Pantone swatches… obviously it had a lasting effect.

In 2005 I packed my bags and drove to the sweet Southern town of Savannah, where I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design. Five years later I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and hit the ground running. I spent the next decade working as a graphic designer + event planner with clients from all over the world.

In 2017 my passion for sales and design led me to Focus Lab (even though I’ve been a fan and groupie for longer than I’d care to admit), where I happily accepted the position of Partner Specialist. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of such a talented group of designers and visionaries.

In my off hours, you can usually find me playing with barbells at Hyperformance Athletics or counting down the days until the next Star Wars film. My fiancé Stephen and I spend our weekends strolling around downtown with our ridiculous Golden Lab, Olivia.