McCanners of New York | 7th Edition
There is a lot I could say about Andy but I honestly don't know where to begin. His contagious smile and rewarding laugh on top of his natural talent and dedication to the arts is inspiring. Andy was recently honored by TORCH, a non-profit organization that provides career training and opportunities in communications and arts to underserved NYC public high school students. As an alumnus, Andy has continued to give back to the program by mentoring and committing his time to many of the high-potential students that have completed the program in recent years.
Oh and if that's not good enough he also has some kick ass style.
How long have you been at McCann?
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
Working with students. Informing them about the industry.
What advice would you tell you 17 year old self?
Get two math tutors.
What are you currently obsessed with?
Instagram and vintage clothing.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Happy. Creating something. Maybe married with small humans.
What would be your last meal?
"BBQ Chicken Lasagna" w/ a glass of Cognac.
What is your greatest fear?
Not being given an opportunity.
Which living person do you most admire?
My siblings (Can't pick one over the other. They might see this.)
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able to sing.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Becoming an Art Director.
What do you most value in your friends?
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Dark Wing Duck.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Close Friends & Family.
What is your motto?
"I did it my way" -Frank Sinatra
Where are you most likely to splurge?
Your favorite vacation destination?
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?
Prohibition/Harlem Renaissance. New York City was beautifully gritty during both era's, and don't get me started on the arts and fashion. Man!
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?
I sang in the Gospel Choir &Glee Club during during Jr.High School. Before "Glee" was a thing.
Your worst habit?
Being too 'chill' at moments.
One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done?
Backpack through Europe/South America with very limited technology.
Best piece of advice someone has given you?
'You're only 26' -TRW
Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met?
Bozoma Saint John comes to mind. Google her.
Pick two celebrities to be your parents?
George Clooney & George Clooney in a wig.
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow?
@AndyDeaza ... Really?
If you were reborn as an animal, what would you be?
Caterpillar. See what I did there?
If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
The drink would be Whiskey and the 3 people would be Nelson Mandela, Picasso, Jesus. & Tupac (If Jesus were booked)
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
This changes often. Right now it's 'Charlies' in The Bronx best brunch and live music in a while. Order the Shrimp and Grits.
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Depends on what point in my life.
First celebrity crush?
Christina Aguilera. I haven't looked at genies in bottles the same since.
Will from day 26. Don't look him up.
What has been your favorite vacation place?
Montreal, but it was more about the people, and poutine fries at McDonalds.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?