Meet Filiberto

Name: Filiberto

Occupation: Felt tip pen designer

Favourite part about his job: “I really enjoy the different colours. I also like how many different types of felt tips there are. I mean, I can create combinations of tip and colour that would blow your mind!”

Least favourite part about his job: “One time the mauve canister exploded. It looked like a Law and Order crime scene for weeks! Try going home to your wife and explaining those stains!”

Favourite musical artist/group: The Pixies

Favourite movie: Casablanca

Where would he rather be right now: “Nowhere. This is a very lovely conversation we are having in the middle of the sidewalk in front of a book exchange bin.” (he added a smile so I snapped the photo above.)

Favourite book: The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Favourite type of food: Ethiopian (which he punctuated with a laugh and added, “They do eat more than a grain of rice, you know.”)

What he wanted to be when he was a child: An organ grinder with a monkey

Did he enjoy this interview: “Yes, very much.”


One response to “Meet Filiberto

  1. I love this. I hope to see a lot more of these in the future. Great idea.

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