Founding Partner

Jorge Mesa IIDA, LEED Green Associate is known for his love of showstoppers. In fact, he has built his career on vibrant designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. Since co-founding Studio DADO in 2016, he has brought his talents to some of the world’s most memorable hospitality projects in recent years, including Norwegian Cruise Line’s Prima, a first-of-its-kind ship that set sail at the end of 2022.

Named the 2022 Designer of the Year by the IIDA South Florida chapter, Jorge has an adventurous approach to design is invaluable to clients looking to the future of hospitality and the ever-changing needs of travelers and consumers.

In his more than 15 years as a designer, Jorge has assembled an impressive portfolio of cruise line and hospitality work. His clients are as sophisticated and well-traveled as he is, relying on him and the other Studio DADO founders to create signature, unforgettable spaces from ultra-luxurious owners’ suites to transcendent dining experiences.

Jorge is a Miami native and graduated with a degree in interior architecture from Florida International University in Miami. He credits his lively Latin family with fostering his vivacious personality and creative talents, giving him the foundation to approach everything with his own brand of enthusiasm and infectious charm. Whether he is designing a space, traveling to unusual places, or choosing a new pair of shoes, Jorge does it all with style.