We had the good fortune of connecting with H.D Manny and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi H.D, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
I would say having the confidence to put my designs out to the public. It’s easy to second guess yourself especially when you’re creative, but you can’t let doubt hold you back. I believe doubt kills more dreams than failure so I decided to face my doubts and put my work out. it was the best decision I made.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started making designs from the age of ten, I had no idea how I would make them come to life but I would draw simple designs on paper.

While moving from London to Houston I lost my design book but I remember one of my favorite and most creative designs, I am proud to say I am working on realeasing it as part of my fall collection.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My friends would probably want to go visit different bar so I would probable take thme downtown/mid town, I would also take them to a sports game, either the rockets, Texans or Dynamo depending on the season. The place I would take them to eat is Istanbul Grill, its a Turkish Resturant in rice village I really the foot and atmosphere there.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes I would definitely like to shout out a few people that alway support me. Ela London who is the owner of Essene by Ela, YC porter who is the owner of Porter made it and Cheryl-Ann the owner of Creative Art Space. The have all supported throughout my journey.

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Image Credits
Hope Obadan

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