Earl Estrera is a Managing Partner of The Artisan Gatherer (theartisangatherer.com), an online platform for local artisans, crafters, and entrepreneurs. An artisan himself (under Studio Desegnio), he goes to the far-flung areas of the country seeking fellow artisans, enjoining them to be part of the advocacy of getting local products into the mainstream. He believes there is still so much to see, still so much to discover in the Filipino talent and that it deserves a bigger audience. He graduated from the Ateneo De Manila University and has worked in advertising agencies and the corporate world for a couple of years until he decided to dive into his real passion –creative work.
Earl Estrera also runs a Marketing Consultancy and Event Management Company, Intercede Inc. which caters to mostly corporate clients. While he wears many hats, he will not pass up any opportunity that fuels his imagination. “My hands become restless when I’m not doing anything creative,” he says.