Itamar is the founder of V15, a political change organisation and Cool Cousin - a platform which aspires to upgrade people's travel experience.
With a background in digital marketing, some of Itamar’s previous roles include working as the Marketing & Digital Director of MINDSPACE (a co-working hub), as well as being the Manager of Blue Collar (Digital Agency for branding & campaigning).
Itamar is a cocktail enthusiast, and he is passionate about transforming the world of travel through Cool Cousins.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
I’d like to be in one of John Baldessari’s works - and to have a dot on my face. On one hand I’ll have a sense of accomplishment, and on the other a humbling effect of anonymity because of the dot that would cover my head. I also just love everything he’s done.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
It would be Hunter S. Thompson, the journalist who commited suicide about a decade ago. He invented Gonzo journalism and redefined the way we look at writing. His free spirit and just crazy sense of living is something I aspire to.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
Everything! I don’t paint, I don’t create music or any physical art. I’m completely invested into my travel startup, Cool Cousin, which is a place for travellers to discover compelling locals around the world and get their map of the city. The way we curate people and culture is, in my opinion, an art form. But I’m not sure it qualifies.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Copenhagen is my favorite city. It has amazing architecture alongside a culture that is rooted and mature. The people there are welcoming and kind, the food is fantastic but the weather makes it hard for me to move. I also love New Orleans which is very different to Copenhagen. It has a vibrant and unique atmosphere, with local cuisine and drinks that will make you cry. Seriously.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
Building my travel startup, Cool Cousin: www.coolcousin.com.