WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
In the end, I think we’re all trying to do the same thing: make good stuff. To be a bit more specific, I try and develop ideas that do things for people rather than just say things at people. The end result being that, hopefully, people don’t just look at what we create, they actually participate in it.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I was a little chef at The Little Chef.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
Luckily I seem to have found myself at the right place at the right time.
IF YOU WEREN’T IN ADVERTISING, WHAT CAREER WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO TRY?
Professional Footballer – although I think it might be a short-lived career.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Forever Young – An idealistic view of my childhood. Look it up.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
As someone who loves to climb, the story of Joe Simpson fills me with total awe and respect. He defied severe injury, altitude, frostbit, being left for dead and so much more in one of the most amazing survival stories ever. Read Touching the Void and you will be inspired.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TELEVISION PROGRAM?
Tiswas – a Saturday morning classic where I was once in the crowd.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Currently, it’s hand painting. All you need is a hand, paint, paper and an 18-month-old son to show you how it should be done!
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?
To be honest I find fun in most things – from exploring all that is NYC and beyond, skiing whenever I can, climbing mountains, reading, trying to cook, trying to surf, lying on a beach, chilling with ‘the family’… yadda, yadda, yadda
WHAT WAS THE LAST SONG YOU PLAYED ON YOUR IPOD?
Sonny J – Can’t Stop Moving
WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
When you say ‘can’t live without’, do you really mean can live without, but like them a lot? If so, The BBC, The Week, Spotify, The Sunday Times ipad App
BOOK THAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?
Tender is the Night
A GUILTY PLEASURE FOR ME IS:
Ibiza, sunrise, pumping speakers and Sasha or Digweed on the decks. I’ll have some of that…
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE GREATEST INVENTION IS IN YOUR LIFETIME AND WHY?
The Canon 5D – for capturing everything
HAVE YOU EVER WON A TROPHY?
Yep, been lucky enough to win a few – but I’m proudest of my school soccer cup.
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT TRIP YOU WENT ON?
I’m still on it, although the 2 years I spent exploring South America between school and university takes some beating.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST/MUSICIAN/DESIGNER?
My wife, Sarah. For some reason NYC has sent her cushion making crazy.
WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU GAVE A STANDING OVATION?
When I heard this busker the other day: