A true artist, Andy Torres thrives in low-structure environments. While he has learned the value of scheduling some free time, now that he works from home, he never did his best work in the traditional school or corporate environments
That’s why being his own boss has been so rewarding. Not only has it allowed him to set the terms of how and when he works, it also allows him to choose they kinds of projects he gets to work on.
Andy’s favorite projects tend to involve a mix of the creative and strategic. While corporate IT jobs generally left him feeling depressed and unfulfilled, there were exceptions, especially when he got to work for small start-ups, such as Kate Spade, back when they were still working out of a single small office in NYC. Andy loved the feel of the small, bustling office and getting to see Kate Spade build trust with its customers and harness the power of community to grow into the national chain it is today.
After moving away from NYC, Andy lived and worked odd jobs in places like New Orleans and Miami before finally settling in Memphis a few years ago. While traditional IT roles bored him because of their lack of opportunities for creativity, he found a release for his creative side by starting a website with his wife, Amanda, that chronicled their journeys to good health, including some of Amanda’s own healthy recipes.
That has grown into the recent release of Amanda’s first print cookbook and Andy’s own endeavor: Mobius Theory. Now Andy is channeling his (somewhat bumpy) background as inspiration to build his own business, which in addition to giving him the freedom to express himself creatively, also gives him a chance to do what he has always most loved doing: help people.