Mayan Rajendran is a recent addition to our planning team @ SaatchiNY. Prior to his time with us he worked at HypeBeast, which is pretty cool. You can find out more by checking out his website and/or following him on Twitter at @mrmayanraj.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I’m a Junior Planner.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I worked at a McDonalds in Brampton, Ontario.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
The American Dream … half-kidding. Just a lot of travel, exposure and some good people who have pointed me in different directions.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Canal+ Bear Rug
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Split my time in a large open studio between Hawaii, Tokyo, and Japan. At the end of the day I’m still very driven by art and fashion and nature. So trying to get the best of all worlds would be perfect.
FAVORITE PLACE(s) YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Tokyo, Berlin & Honolulu.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My Visvim Fbt sneakers.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
This is more about the track than it is about the video. I like to zone out to this.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Healthy alternatives. I try to cook as much as I can, and with that I try not to make foods that taste like cardboard. Healthy and hearty.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Trying to go snowboarding on an early Saturday morning.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
I have only been to two spots so far so I will say Mexicana Mama … and Subway.
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
“Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe
Or, “All about the Benjamins” by Puff Dadddy
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Home-made Dosa with coconut chutney from my mother’s kitchen.
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
Clock & Flap, Hong Kong.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
What’s the worst thing that can happen when you hear ‘No’?
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
Breaking the Indian dream and not becoming an engineer or doctor (lol).