Studio Visits: Esteban Diácono

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“Every creation starts from within, a unique point of view that’s molded by each individual’s experiences and ideas.”

As a self-taught creator/designer, how did your creative journey begin?

My creative journey started when I found myself completely in love with and fascinated by movies and art. Some of the clearest memories of my childhood are related to experiences like going to see the original Star Wars trilogy with my parents at the theater, discovering my mother’s art books, or being gifted a copy of The Lord of the Rings. That fascination with sci-fi and fantasy worlds led to a very active imagination, and an early appreciation of art and pop culture in general.

Subsequently, I wanted to pursue a career in Graphic Design, which felt like a combination of the things I loved but with a professional perspective and formation. Unfortunately, life had other plans and I had to drop out of my first year of college due to unforeseen family circumstances. Thankfully, I was able to convince my mother to lend me the money to buy my first computer, and I started teaching myself using the tools that were available to me. This was around the time when Graphic Design was slowly moving into the digital age, so I found myself in a good position as an early prototype of what we today call “digital natives”.

What does “Incredible Comes From Within” mean to you?

I truly believe in this core spirit that ASUS carries through their Zenbook series. I don’t consider myself a particularly talented person, but I’m extremely passionate and curious about what’s possible, and finding ways to translate thoughts and ideas into visible, moving images.

Digital professionals, artists and creators never had the power and mobility we have today at our fingertips. But no amount of technology can help if there’s no passion, curiosity or drive. Every creation starts from within, a unique point of view that’s molded by each individual’s experiences and ideas.

So what drives you to make art?

Curiosity and a love for experimentation. Our industry is evolving all the time — look at what’s happening with AI right now! — so I’m always motivated to learn and try new things. But I often find the exercise itself boring. For example, if I wanted to learn and understand how to create a water or fire simulation, I could render endless variations of a fluid tank or an explosion and bore myself to death in the process. To keep things fun and engaging, I like to instead apply the iterative nature of learning and testing to an idea or goal that’s a little more challenging than the technique itself.

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