Founding Partner

Jorge L. Mesa, IIDA, LEED Green Associate, loves showstoppers! With a love for colors that pop, shoes that demand compliments, and sublimely-created spaces that beckon and seduce, Jorge is drawn to vibrancy and beauty in design. As a founding partner of Studio DADO, Jorge encapsulates the raw energy and constant innovation that are the hallmark of award-winning design. For Jorge, Studio DADO is a space that represents aesthetic freedom, where every day is an exercise in adventure and a chance to play with out-of-the-box design solutions.

In his twelve years as a designer, Jorge has assembled an impressive portfolio of work within the cruise line and hospitality industries. While working as an associate at CallisonRTKL in Miami, FL, he worked on expansive projects such as the Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and the Oasis class ships, where he configured and refined the stunning staterooms and state-of-the-art spa, the on-board art gallery and casino, and the Asian-inspired Izumi restaurant.

A Miami native, Jorge graduated with a degree in interior architecture from Florida International University in Miami. His vibrant upbringing in a large Latin family fostered his vivacious personality and creative talents.  Jorge approaches everything with his own brand of enthusiasm and infectious charm. Whether he is designing a space, traveling to unusual places, or styling his hair, Jorge does it with style and panache.