5 Minutes with Mikleo Limited
Fabio Basile, Creative Consultant, Mikleo Limited (to the left of picture)
Tell us a bit about your background before Mikleo?
I was a software engineer who specialised in video games development. I wasn’t happy working for “the boss”, so one day (10 years ago) I decided to leave my job to start my own little design studio. The freedom of doing your own thing without the pressure of being in an office from 9-5 was an exciting opportunity.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
As Mikleo is growing and expanding quickly, it’s now even more challenging to keep the company flexible and nimble without becoming your typical design studio.
We started Mikleo with the idea of working on fun projects for fun clients, we always try to stay true to our original promise while making sure we have constant income to support us.
Who or what inspires you?
I tend to find inspiration on almost everything I see when walking to the office, when I read a magazine or even I talk to people. As a design consultant I crave inspiration but it’s never too hard to find your next cool idea if you’re really looking out for one.
I came up with an idea for my next game whilst on my way to the office when walking through the Arndale, go figure.
What advice would you give to anybody wanting to enter into the same industry?
Be hungry, kind and never shy to speak your mind.
When you’re not thinking about Mikleo what are you doing?
I love swimming, so I tend to spend everyday doing just that, I make sure it’s how I start my day before touching any work or work-related emails.
I also love to read and travel. Particularly I like to visit a few new countries every year. I am lucky in a sense that I can work anywhere in the world, as long as I have a reliable internet connection at my disposal 🙂