Q: Describe your family.
A: Eclectic mix of personalities.
Q: Current occupation?
A: Freelance designer.
Q: Past jobs?
A: Retail sales.
A: Lulu, mini schnauzer.
Q: When did you realize you had designer potential?
A: When I was 16.
Q: First garment you ever made?
A: Corduroy gauchos and vest for my sister.
Q: What.s your design training/schooling, etc.?
Q: Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?
A: No. QStrengths as a designer? AVery fashion-intuitive.
Q: Weaknesses as a designer?
Q: What are your influences?
A: In the past it was by the Hitchcock style and being able to transform it forward. Now it's artists, museums, architecture and music.
Q: Favorite material or fabric to work with?
A: High-tech fabrics.
Q: Favorite designer(s)?
A: Wes Gordon.
Q: Sketch or drape?
A: Both. I sketch my basic idea, then let the fabric and the form guide me.
Q: Patterns or solids?
Q: Favorite colors?
A: Black, white and red.
Q: Biggest fear as a designer?
A: Not buying enough fabric.
Q: Fashion must?
A: A fabulous jacket!
Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?
A: When I see somebody wearing leggings and it's not done right.
Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?
A: A pair of banana-yellow pants!
Q: Favorite style icon?
A: Sarah Jessica Parker.
Q: What would you design for the first lady?
A: A really cool jacket.
Q: Celebrity you wish you could design for?
A: Sarah Jessica Parker. A silk and wool high-wasted leather peplum jacket and skinny crop pants.
Q: If you had to name your label, you'd call it...
A: Daniel Esquivel
Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...
A: A personal stylist.
Q: Places/cultures you wish you could design for?
Q: Dream place to set up your business?
A: Dallas, Texas.
Q: Websites that feature your work?
Q: How were you described as a kid?
Q: How are you described by your family and friends?
Q: Favorite hangout?
A: The Iron Bear in Austin, Texas.
A: Like to go to movies, restaurants, museums.
Q: Favorite movies and TV shows?
A: "American Horror Story: Asylum."
Q: Fast food or gourmet?
Q: Cooking or takeout?
Q: Favorite foods?
Q: Beer or wine?
Q: Guiltiest pleasure?
Q: Biggest pet peeve?
A: Not being on time.
Q: How did you end up auditioning for PR?
A: First-time audition, encouraged by friend.
Q: Favorite past PR designer?
Q: Your take on team challenges:
A: Loved them. Because I got to work with and help others.
Q: What do you look for in a model?
Q: Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?
A: Yes, because I have my point of view about fashion.