Morning Glory: CURT DETWEILER
CURT DETWEILER is the Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director of McCann Erickson North America. He has lived and worked in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Singapore, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and San Francisco. His creative work has been recognized by almost every major award show in the world including D&AD, The Effies, Communication Arts, One Show Interactive, One Show Advertising, The Clios, The French Art Directors Club, The Singapore Creative Circle Awards, The NY Festivals, Cannes, and The German Art Directors Club as well as others. At age 26, Curt was ranked as one of the top 20 copywriters in the world by one of advertising’s top creative publications: Archive Magazine.
WHAT TIME DO YOU GET UP? I can’t stand the idea of wasting a day, nor can I describe how I feel about the promise of a new one so I typically wake up at 4:30am. WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? I don’t often take breakfast, though green tea and a few drops of 250,000 H..U. Cayenne tincture in a shot of mango juice is how I start most days. It’s a special blend of Mexican Habanero, Jalapeño, African, Chinese, Thai, Korean & Japanese Peppers. I get the extract from Dr. Shulze in LA. He’s a renown herbalist and I find his remedies and preventative measures make complete sense as well as a visible difference. ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES MY MOOD IN THE MORNING? Optimistic. WHAT GETS YOUR JUICES FLOWING? Travel, awesome ideas that solve problems and funny people. There’s a wonderful quote that really captures my philosophy:
“The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both”It has been attributed to both Michener and an unknown Zen Master which I find funny as who’s to say Michener isn’t also a Zen Master?
Published: May 23rd, 2011