McCanners of New York | 51st Edition

McCanners of New York | 51st Edition

Stephanie de Jesus

How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?

3 years. I’m an Art Director. 

Last thing you Googled?

Arthur fist meme. 

Who are your creative heroes?

Lauren Hom, Wes Anderson, Annie Atkins, Brosmind, Sagmeister & Walsh, Shonda Rhimes, Beyoncé.

Go-to karaoke song? 

“Forgot about Dre” - Dr. Dre ft. Eminem

Favorite quote?

“Who dat who dat” - Iggy Azalea

What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?

Making playlists for every activity of my life: for the shower, for being sad on the train, for crying on the street, for cooking, for being angry at the gym, for hating people, for falling in love, for traveling, for being with friends, etc. 

What advice would you tell your high school self?

Stop going to Hot Topic.

If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?

30, flirty and thriving.

Your most bizarre talent?

Translating songs to Spanish on the spot. My pride and joy. 

What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?

I booked a Terrace Suite at a fancy hotel here in NYC and threw a party with my friends for my 25th birthday. It was lit. 

What are you currently obsessed with?

My playlist for my upcoming Barcelona trip:

Name a character trait you’ve inherited from your parents.

Dissecting people quickly. But I hate when I have to wait for my friends to figure it out (“I told you so”).

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Traveling every other week somewhere different for work and/or play.  

What is your greatest fear?


Which talent would you most like to have? 

Being new money. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Moving to New York City at 17 and surviving. 

What is your motto?

New phone who dis.

What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?

I went to a One Direction concert at the Metlife stadium. Actually, not that surprising. 

Your worst habit?

Being OCD. Except I love my OCD. 

Best piece of advice someone has given you?

"If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.” So, I’m failing constantly. 

Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.

@alexis_diaz - He’s an artist from Puerto Rico who travels and does murals all over the world #goals

Favorite Restaurant in NYC?

Freeman’s Alley and/or Casa Adela

Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?

It’s a tie between “Maybe Tomorrow” by Stereophonics and “Heartbeats” by José Gonzalez. 

Or anything on the Friday Night Lights/One Tree Hill/Grey’s Anatomy ending montages??????


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