I had a serious crush on New York in 2007, and after a short stint at Pentagram and Stiletto NYC, I secured a position as a Senior Art Director at AR New York, one of the city’s largest luxury and fashion advertising agencies. I joined their brilliant design team to work with clients such as Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, and Brooks Brothers.
Recession hit hard in NY in 2009, and by chance, I met someone working in Trinidad & Tobago. I got a job as the Creative Director for the local, cool branding agency Abovegroup, based in Port of Spain, next to the studio of artist Peter Doig in Angostura’s old rum factory. We had local clients ranging from the TT Film Festival to Atlantic – a major oil and gas company.