Member Spotlight: Daniel Patrick
“Be patient and balance your time as best you can.”
What do you do and what led you to this career?
I am a fashion designer of a luxury streetwear line [named Daniel Patrick]. I was lucky to work out what my purpose was back when I was 20 and at that time I gave up the path I was pursuing in Rugby in Australia and enrolled in a crash course in fashion with the goal of creating my own line. I had always been into clothing and appearance and this excited more than anything else so I followed that passion and I am glad I did.
What is the name and age of your kids?
Cooper is 2 and Brooklyn is due Thanksgiving.
What is the most rewarding aspect of being a father?
Showing them new things and seeing the excitement and spark that kids get over simple little things.
And what is the most challenging?
It’s definitely a challenge to balance your life so that you give enough attention to all aspects of it. I love my work so I need to make time for that as well as being there for my son.
What has been your greatest career achievement thus far?
I think for me I came from Australia and to be here in America, a place I wanted to be when I was a kid, and to be doing well and have the opportunity to do what I love every day that is the biggest achievement for me.
What is your best advice for someone new to your industry?
Keep persevering and striving to learn more and be better. I think that would apply to most areas of life.
What is your best advice for a new dad?
Be patient and balance your time as best you can.
What is your current favorite activity with your son?
I love watching kids movies with my son and watching him shoot hoops.
Lyrics to live by:
“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again” — Aaliyah
Follow Daniel at @danielpatrick_