Rachel Hutchison is a newly welcomed Integrated Senior Copywriter here at SaatchiNY. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because her partner Kimi Peterson was our featured Q&A from last week! You can see both of their past work at RachelAndKimi.com, and if you’re interested in what Rachel’s up to elsewhere on the internets- she can be found on Twitter @heyheyhutch, Instagram (also as heyheyhutch) and on Tumblr at TeamTaco.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Me and Kimi’s first mission: change the way women around world view Olay, beauty and hopefully, themselves.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Worked at the concession stand at a movie theater. I burned the popcorn twice on my first day. It smelled awful.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
My mother taught me every decision in life affects the next. My father pushed me to be passionate about expressing myself in a creative way.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
It’s totally ridiculous, but this Denny’s Commercial called “Nanerpus”. It cracks me up and I really wish I had written that silly song.
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
I’d sell all of my possessions, buy an awesome camera and travel the world.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Rio de Janeiro. There is something magical about the way the landscape meets the city. The Carioca women have an enormous amount of self-confidence. They are who they are and if you don’t like it, then don’t look at it. All women should carry themselves with such confidence.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My French Bulldog – Alice Louise. AKA: Miss Lady Pig.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
A video of Stevie Nicks singing “Wild Heart” before her Rolling Stone photo session.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Pottery. I threw ceramics all through high school and college, and most recently at a studio in Williamsburg.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Going to museums and getting out of the cold. I’m from Texas, we don’t have cold there.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
TBD. Taking any and all recommendations.
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
“Stay” by Lisa Loeb.
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Filet Mignon in Buenos Aires. And I grew up on a beef farm, so that’s saying a lot.
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
For speaking the most languages.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Taking pictures. I’m a serious amateur but I think I have a pretty good eye.
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
The NYC pickle festival. Who doesn’t love a good pickle?
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My old creative director told me I needed to stop thinking, that the best ideas reveal themselves to you when they’re ready.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
I was training for a half marathon. One random day, I decided I was ready. I went out, Forrest Gump style, and ran 14 miles.