King St. Q&A w/ André De Castro

June 21, 2013 |

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André De Castro is a designer here @ SaatchiNY. Communication design to be more specific. For more information on his work and background, feel free to check out his website, AndredeCasto.com.

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I’m a Communication Designer.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
My first Job was at Yahoo! Brazil.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I think my MFA at Pratt was a really important milestone.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Apple and Google.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
I never thought about that, but I like the 1985 print add “Who the hell is T____ H______?” From George Lois. In my first semester in NY he was giving a lecture at Pratt

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IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
I think I would be doing self-initiated design projects.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Beyond NY and Rio, I believe it was Barcelona.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My Dog, Dumbo.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
The videos of my nephew.

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WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Foosball goals.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Travel to summer Rio.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
I don’t have one yet. Looking forward.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
I really don’t have one. But with really close friends and beer I can try to sing almost anything.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Picanha from Majorica’s restaurant at Rio. If you are planning to visit Rio, I recommend.

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Exhibition catalogs.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Silkscreening.

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Wikipedia, Pandora, Design Observerglobo.com, Facebook, Pinterest and reference blogs such as ffffound.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
The opening of my MFA thesis show at Pratt.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Do what you are passionate about. – My parents.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
My brave sister who had her 3 children with her wife and got the full support from our whole traditional, Catholic, Brazilian Family. 

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