David Castro is the Founder and Chief Designer of Dungeon Forward. An architect by trade, David left the corporate life to pursue his passion for design in a totally different industry – fashion. David went on to create Dungeon Forward, a hat brand that he’s building for the culture.

I left the corporate world to focus on Dungeon Forward. It’s been incredible. I wish I would’ve done it earlier.

Like David, so many nine to fivers have an entrepreneurial itch to pursue a passion, but the security of a stable income and the fear of the unknown keeps them from ever making that leap. Tune into this episode to hear David’s story and how he is building a brand to be proud of.

About David J Castro II, RA, PMP
David Castro (Referred to often as simply “Castro”) is the founder and CEO of Complex Apparel, an apparel conglomerate focused on translating authentic street culture into elevated products. The brands under this umbrella include DungeonForward, Delilah Johnson, BlanqFace & Zero Hue. His Dungeon Forward brand is a head-wear brand striving to create crowns for the culture while also investing in the community via targeted scholarships including the David Koto Castro Design Charette and Scholarship hosted annually at David’s alma mater, Florida A&M University School of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

He is also a licensed architect, artist, writer, entrepreneur, speaker, and product designer determined to convert design passion and entrepreneurial effort into abundant philanthropy. He is an avid traveler, constant thinker, obsessive researcher, and dreamer. He is inspired by other creatives and believes the art of collaboration is one that must remain a staple in the design community.

Castro is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc and Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architectural Fraternity. Castro holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Architecture from Florida A&M University. He is focused on innovation in all that he touches and believes that authenticity, passion, and grind are the primary keys to a fruitful business.

Where to find Castro:
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