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Meet Geetika Agrawal

Geetika is an optimistic and thoughtful designer, and currently the founder of VAWAA on a mission to revive the lost art of apprenticeship.

Name: Geetika Agrawal

Occupation: Designer + CEO

Location: New York

Can't Live Without: My Curiosity

 

Green Dress
5 questions for you...

 1. What part of your job is most rewarding?

I run a company called VAWAA (Vacation With An Artist) and the most rewarding part is reading our customers 5 star reviews when they say that it was "an extraordinary human experience" and "life-changing."

2. What was the moment that made you realize you wanted to do what you do now? 

There have been many moments – from my college summers learning from craftspeople all over India to travels across 45+ countries where I've spent my vacations learning from people I've met. However, the final moment was when I heard about a company called Remote Year that was experimenting with the idea of taking people to 12 countries in 12 months and taking care of all logistics so we could focus on doing our own work. I realized this was my opportunity to take a much needed sabbatical and dedicate a year finding artists in these countries and build the company I'd always dreamt of. 

3. What could you spend all day talking about?

Human interest stories & random facts like 15% of internet traffic is cat related. 9.4% of electricity is used for internet. i.e. about 1.4% of production is to enable people to watch cat videos. 

4. What is your favorite characteristic of your best friend?  

Up for any adventure.

5. What is the first thing you notice about a new employee?  

Optimism.

What's in your desk?
Notebook, iPhone, Klean Kanteen water bottle

Notebook, iPhone, Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

What's your power outfit?
Milton Dress

The Milton Dress

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Curiosity and life experience
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