Derek Anderson

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Screen shot 2012-08-14 at 6.39.46 PM

Derek Anderson

Art Director

Where are you right now?

Currently looking at the café manager as I pretend to sip an empty coffee mug to assure him I’m not abusing the free internet.

Where is your favorite place for a breakfast meeting?

Luke's Lobsters in East Village NY but I don’t think that’s open till 11am, so if the meeting can’t move, it would have to be at Atomica Coffee on Brunswick St in Melbourne, Aus.

What was your first job?

Underage bartender at an Italian restaurant called Bologna. Till this day I can still hear Dean Martin telling me what Napolese boys and girls talk about when they meet.

How do you think we can keep talent motivated?

I think keeping talent motivated is simple. Keep them talented.

What excites you about this next decade?

Considering the first iPhone is only 5 years old, I really believe in the next decade it will only become easier for the guy that wants his idea heard to actually make it himself.

If you had to make a quick escape where would you go?

Not telling you otherwise it might get crowded.

What is on your bedside table?

My bedside table is a milk crate, probably the best-designed object in the world.

On top of the milk crate is:

-       - Loose coins that I fist out from my pockets after the pub

-       - Un-used ski pass for the upcoming season.

-       - Ninja turtle key cover that didn’t fit my house key. (Michelangelo)

-      -  iPod shuffle with 10 songs I don’t run to.

If you weren't in this business what would you be doing?

A stunt double for Tim from Les Savy Fav, Zach Galifinakis, Action Bronson and Kevin Gillespie.

Who would you most like to meet for a drink?

Definitely my future self. My only worry is the chance of he or she not turning up.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Truffles.

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