JESSE ESCALERA OUTDOOR DESIGNER

Guerrillakind is a term I created. It’s all about breaking from the beaten path, where inconsistent is consistent. It’s about bending the everyday normal from similar to unique. It’s about taking a different path but arriving at the same destination. It’s about being aware of the subtle things and using them to your advantage even if others say you shouldn’t do it that way because it won’t make sense. That being said Guerrillakind isn’t for everyone. It’s about making the little things matter. It’s passion mixed with story to make something normal cool.
Jesse Escalera is a backyard contractor, but more than that he is a visionary. A person who has influenced others to pursue a dream. He is the type of person who defies nay sayers. He is someone who has solutions to problems.

Most of all he is the kind of person who sees things that work.

At work he is a master of communication and guerrilla at work, bending what he knows to make things flow. What he creates leaves his projects with something more than just another waterfall in a backyard, he creates an environment you can feel.

 

VISION. WORK. LIFESTYLE. REPEAT.

Jesse is an outgoing dude and a character that you won‘t have trouble remembering. His allegiance to Vans and Ray Bans is obvious. His conversations are spirited. He dots his thoughts with random facts, ideas for the future, and things he’s seen and done. He’s a quick thinker with ideas deeper than eyes can see.

Jesse stays true to his appearance and doesn’t let outside influence deter his looks. He has a presence.

You could say the same about his backyards. His design immerses you in a rhythm that inspires a scene; a backyard that feels like a song, the kind of song that takes you away, then you hit repeat.

He’s a contract builder that does things a different way. He takes a task like landscaping a backyard and makes it more valuable to him through passion to enhance others lifestyles with an artistic approach.

STYLIZED OUTDOOR LIVING.

Vision work and lifestyle are all one for Jesse. He is passionate about his design and style. His projects become a part of him. Each similar but different. He has the innate ability to extrapolate a character and transmit it through building an environment.

Jesse’s work is layered physically and emotionally. He likes to immerse himself with his clients’ characters, lifestyles and actual outdoor spaces. Then he takes these feelings and ideas to the drawing board.

In time his graph paper turns lines into shape, eraser scrub is cleared and hours of thought evolve a clearer picture. This is exciting. It’s kind of like being on a beach when the fog rises. We can see what was expected and it’s something great.

FEELING & FLOW.

Jesse’s style is unique. His work makes sense, but there’s always a “why?” factor to it. Some aspects are expected like the common waterfall but other design features like his use of fire tubes will leave you thinking, “Wow.”

His use of earthly elements like water and fire create a natural human connection, its almost spiritual. You can’t help but stare at the dancing flame or hear a tempo from running water and feel a primitive note hit deep inside. It creates an environment that’s easy to gather and chill.

Jesse has a natural way with his use of space. His projects make the home seem larger. All of his projects give you the feeling that the indoor spaces continue right out the door. This transition is seamless through design and it makes it easy to live outside.

Unless you try, you don‘t notice a change. When you stand back you’ll notice that technically Jesse’s backyards are multi-leveled. His use of building elements like ground substrates, plants, ceiling/ground elevation create an environment that plays together naturally like it was supposed to be there.

Sitting areas are used, not forbidden.

An outdoor living home improves it practical use of space. It all works to create something cool. A place you would want to come to and spend time with family and friends.
VISION FUELD BY PASSION .

Passion has the power to motivate; to drive us to do. It’s an endless energy source. Vision delivers solutions and creates something from nothing.

I’m sure you would agree that both Vision and Passion are emotional, generated from the human spirit. An unmetered resource that’s as free as air but can be bottled like water.

No matter what you do you gotta do something. So, you might as well do something you‘re passionate about because when your passionate work doesn’t seem like work, it seems like play and pay doesn’t seem like compensation, it’s a reward. It is something earned, you are proud of, that motivates you to keep turning. Eventually, people notice your work and an identity evolves.

A unique style is valuable, it motivates others to grow and be the best they can be.

Jesse is self made, building his American dream by building backyard dreams for others. Success is more than money…

Jesse has created an emotional connection with his work as a builder. It’s more than just a job it’s a passion. His day to day work is an identity, something many see but can’t reach. With the help of designers like Jesse he is helping others express their passion to live.

You can visit his website at ProscapesOC.com.
Huntington Beach, CA, United States

VISION FUELED BY PASSION.

Passion has the power to motivate; to drive us to do. It’s an endless energy source. Vision delivers solutions and creates something from nothing.

I’m sure you would agree that both Vision and Passion are emotional, generated from the human spirit. An unmetered resource that’s as free as air but can be bottled like water.

No matter what you do you gotta do something. So, you might as well do something you‘re passionate about because when your passionate work doesn’t seem like work, it seems like play and pay doesn’t seem like compensation, it’s a reward. It is something earned, you are proud of, that motivates you to keep turning. Eventually, people notice your work and an identity evolves.

A unique style is valuable, it motivates others to grow and be the best they can be.

Jesse is self made, building his American dream by building backyard dreams for others. Success is more than money…

Jesse has created an emotional connection with his work as a builder. It’s more than just a job it’s a passion. His day to day work is an identity, something many see but can’t reach. With the help of designers like Jesse he is helping others express their passion to live.

Story By Andy Giraud
Contact: AndyG@AndyGphoto.com