A beloved barista and a joy to have around, Showanna Dykes is a Lovemark of SaatchiNY. A staple of the central hub of activity that is the Hudson/Houston Atrium, Showanna always greets you with a smile. If you haven’t stopped to chat with her when you’re picking up your morning cup of coffee, make sure you do next time. We promise it will brighten up your morning.
Photos were taken by Sasithon Pooviriyakul, an Account Supervisor at SaatchiNY. You can see more of her work on her (recently upgraded) website.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Make people’s day by making their coffee.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
IF YOU WEREN’T AT HUDSON/HOUSTON, WHAT CAREER WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO TRY?
If I wasn’t in food service, I think I would like to try the medical field.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
The little boy from Bed-Stuy who made the song for the guys to stop looking at his mom.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE” STORY?
Watching my coworker Julieta Ramos grow within the company from cashier to manager lets me know that I can too!
TELL US SOMETHING SURPRISING ABOUT YOURSELF:
I’m a very emotional person.
WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TELEVISION SHOW?
The Cosby Show
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PURSUIT?
Putting a smile on my customer’s face and having them look forward to seeing me.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?
I love to play video games with my son (and cheat a little so I can win).
WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
HAVE YOU EVER WON A TROPHY?
Yes – when I was a teenager I was in a dance group called The Step Five.
BOOK THAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING:
“When You are Engulfed by Flames” by David Sedaris
A GUILTY PLEASURE FOR ME IS:
Lying in bed eating junk food… don’t tell anyone.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE GREATEST INVENTION OF YOUR LIFETIME & WHY?
My son – because of him I stay positive and try to stay happy.
FAVORITE ARTIST/MUSICIAN DESIGNER?
Trey Songz is my favorite artist – and I love Ralph Lauren.
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT TRIP YOU WERE ON?
Down south to see my grandmother – who I hadn’t seen for over a year.
WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU GAVE A STANDING OVATION?
Today – for the homeless man with the golden voice.