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Team

Our team is comprised of highly talented individuals who each bring exceptional skills to Coeval Studio. We work hard as a collaborative team with one vision in mind: to create unforgettable experiences through strong concepts, interiors, space design, and branding.

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John Paul Valverde

Creative Director

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Influences: Vibrant spaces, Scandinavian design using pure natural materials, Hillstone Group, geometric uses of materials. The overwhelming energy, smell, movement, grit, and unforgettable power of these amazing cities: Mexico, Paris, Buenos Aires, Moscow and New York City.

People: Tom Ford, Mark Cuban, Ricardo Legorreta, Julius Shulman

Interests: Watching my 7 year old grow, restaurants, 3-day mini vacations, hip-hop and classical music, cook books, photography, Sunday dinner with family

Miguel Vicens

Creative Director

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Influences: Space and feel, contemporary architecture, modern art, simple lines, the creative use of materials.

Architects: Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid

Interests: Family and friends, art, computers and tech, cycling, radio control multi rotors, re-inventing the wheel

Gregory Hagmann

Project Architect

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Influences: Pitsou and Kedem, Frank Israel, Morphosis, Frank Lloyd Wright

Interests: Modern design and deconstructivism architecture

Edgar Gabaldon

Space Designer

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Influences: Minimalist design, mid-century modern, industrial design & modern architecture. A huge influence also comes from my own Mexican culture, I love colors, the textures, the music and the food.

Interests: Hands down the top two are Architecture & Design. The more I see, the more I learn, the more I want and seeing your own ideas come to life, that’s extremely rewarding. I like running, music concerts, art museums, traveling & hanging out with friends and family.

People: Ricardo Legorreta, Santiago Calatrava, Enrique Norten, Richard Meier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Foster & Louis Kahn

Alondra Canchola

Design Intern

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People: Iris Apfel, Kelly Wearstler, Barry McGee, GATS, Donald Glover and Erica Abi Wrigh

Interests: performing arts, fashion, nature, the beach, hiking, cooking, art, drawing, photography, slacklining, Interior Design, architecture, coffee, and pizza

Karis Bishop

Space Designer

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Influences: how we can create architecture that is relevant to daily life and tries to address social and political shifts.

People: Amale Andraos/ Dan Wood of WORKac, Andres Jaque, Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), James Corner, Rem Koolhaas (OMA)

Interests: drawing, documentaries, reading, restaurants, music, cooking, graphic design, furniture design, photography, architecture

Edric Gonzalez

Space Designer

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Influences: I’m inspired by things that dwell between the meticulous simplicity of function and the rawness of human intuition.

People: Enric Miralles & Carme Pinós, Thom Mayne, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis I. Kahn, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Murcutt, Renzo Piano, Zygmunt Bauman, Konstantin Grcic and Tom Kundig.

Interest: art and design exhibitions, live music, digital fabrication, and furniture design

Nhu Hue

Interior Designer

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Influences: Bauhaus, brutalism, art, fashion, Nordic, Japanese, Furniture, and Australian design

People: Mies, Richard Serra, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Keith Haring

Interests: traveling, baking, going to shows, making and building things

Carlos Garza

Space Designer

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Influences: architectural theory, Mexican and Chicano culture/aesthetics/design, brutalism, technology, materiality, Gesamtkunstwerk

People/Practices: Herzog & De Meuron, Michel Rojkind, MVRDV, Alvaro Siza, OMA, SANAA, Ricardo Bofill, Tatiana Bilbao, Kokkugia, Snohetta

Interests: art & design, photography, podcasts, music, film, family

Josh Abel

Brand Designer

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Influences: The world around me. My interests and influences go hand in hand.

People: Shepard Fairey, Scott Hansen, Dieter Rams, Paul Rand, Dirk Fowler, Jason Munn, Steve Wolf, Aaron Draplin

Interests: Being outside, design, music, photography, craft, travel, cooking, good coffee, good ale, good cheese and good company

Adaiah Flores

Interior Designer

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Influences: minimalism, Pacific Northwest architecture & design, Scandinavian Design, use of natural materials, details

People: Charles and Ray Eames, Olson Kundig, Marc Johns, Jessica Helgerson

Interests: coffee, cooking, supporting local businesses, podcasts, handmade things, instrumental music

Ana Amesty

Space Designer

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Influences: Latin culture, minimalist and modern architecture

People: Carlos Cruz Diez, Adriana Hoyos, Mies Van Der Rohe “Less is more”

Interests: Travel, learn about other cultures, family & friends, beach lover, gym, interior and lighting design