It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Ron Miriello

Owner,  Miriello Grafico,
Live: San Diego and Italy
Work: Barrio Logan
How Long: 4 years

Tell us where you grew up. If you’re not from here, when did you move here and why?

I started in New Jersey and got torn away to Denver when I was nine. I stayed there through Colorado State University years, one of which I spent in Tuscany, where I fell in deeply love with Italy. Now I spend as much time there as I can. San Diego + Italy = a good mix for me.

Why do you continue to call San Diego home (Besides the Weather)?

We just finished working on a branding initiative for San Diego, where we did a deep-dive into this question- What makes SD special?  It came down to moving the perception of San Diego as a place to “lay-back and check-out” to a place “to lay-back and CHECK-IN”. Great ideas emerge when we’re in a positive place in our minds and hearts, surrounded by beauty and friendly, collaborative people. That’s the essence of the idea behind the moniker we developed – San Diego | Where Ideas Emerge. It was special to turn our branding brains on our home. That’s also a main reason I stay here. Plus, I have a great community of creative friends that I enjoy co-creating with. That’s what led to the 100 Worlds Project sculpture show at JETT Gallery running through March 26.