McCanners of New York | 52nd Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
Hello, I’ve been at McCann for 2 years and I’m an art director
Last thing you Googled?
Snapchat Spectacles location. I don’t know why, but I want one.
Biggie or Tupac?
Tupac was the first artist I ever downloaded off Napster, so definitely Pac.
Current song on repeat?
The Strokes — Under Cover of Darkness. I’ve listened to this one song at least once everyday since mid-June after I ‘discovered’ them over the Summer. And yes, I know they’ve been around for a while now.
Hmmm… I like to tell people, “It is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all,” at inappropriate times.
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
I really enjoy seeing live music and falling asleep during tv show marathons.
Go-to karaoke song?
Sum 41 — Fat Lip if it’s early, or Linkin Park — In the End if everyone is drunk. I karaoke for the people.
What was the last picture you took on your phone?
I went to go check out the Ivan Navarro show at the Paul Kasmin Gallery and took a picture of his newest work, Impenetrable Room
Name a character trait you’ve inherited from your parents.
I tend to worry a lot, which I inherited from my mom, but I’m also very relaxed, which I got from my dad. It’s a weird combination.
What is your greatest fear?
Choking on food while eating alone.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’ve made it 10 years living in New York this past September so I can finally incorporate the word ‘decade’ into my everyday vocabulary.
What is your motto?
I have two: “Stranger things have happened” & “Personal responsibility”. I like to think those two mantra’s have gotten me through some interesting situations.
One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done.
I really want to skydive, but I’m afraid of heights… So I’m working on that.
Best piece of advice someone has given you?
You are responsible for your own happiness. It helped me realize that sometimes I need to be active instead of passive in my life.
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.
@TruthWellBrewed is pretty legit :)
What’s your spirit animal?
A hippopotamus. They’re all laid back and majestic, but will bleed out of their eyes just to spice things up. I mean.. i can relate, dudes.
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
Pig Beach and this pizza place called Emily.. have you tried their burgers?? They only sell 25 a day and there’s usually a wait, but it’s so worth it.
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Isaiah Rashad — 4r Da Squaw. This song really speaks to me, and the music video is incredible too.
First celebrity crush?
Aaliyah. I wrote a poem the day she died. I wish I still had it because it was probably terrible[y amazing].
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