This week's Adland Rockstar is Namrata Desai, creative partner, Black Swan Life.
1. How did you get into advertising?
Drawing, sketching, painting etc is something that came very naturally to me. I pursued art academically and after graduating in commercial arts it seemed the most logical thing to do to channelize my creativity in a commercial direction.
2. Describe your first week in advertising.
Was a complete nightmare, long hours, screaming bosses and none of the honeymoon stuff that I had heard of…
3. One advertising legend that you wish you had had the opportunity of working with?
Too many to think of.
3. What was the first brief you worked on?
Logo unit for Godrej Hair Colour.
4. What's one thing you like about your job?
The privilege of making the world see something through my perspective.
5. What's the one thing you don't like about your job?
6. If not in advertising, what would you be doing?
Hosting my own Art Exhibition at The Louvre.
7. One person outside advertising you'd like to have dinner with?
My husband, somehow that never gets old.
8. Name three films that are your favourites.
Angoor, Wall-E and The hurt locker.
9. A book that influenced your life
Black Swan by Nicholas Nassim Taleb
10. What's the toughest professional decision you've had to make in your life?
Haven’t had to yet, hope I don’t ever have to either.
11. Any favourite book on Advertising that you've personally loved reading and absorbing?
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