Ramy Hussein Mahrous, Art Director at Cairo-based Inspire Communications runs us through the things that tickle his fancy while addressing other equally pertinent matters.
What first sparked your interest in advertising?
The vastness of the communication industry.
What gets you up in the morning?
My daughter Salma.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Continuous development and creativity .
What would you say is your strongest skill?
Who do you ultimately want to become?
No one in particular.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Being a workaholic.
What do you do to keep your ideas fresh?
I keep them out of the box.
What’s your motto in life?
No one is perfect.
What keeps you in the game?
A fresh mind and human interaction.
What keeps you up at night?
What would be your worst nightmare?
Becoming a test subject.
What inspires you most?
What music have you been listening to lately?
What is the gadget you cannot live without?
My hands and mind.
What‘s your favourite app?
What quality do you most look up to in a woman?
What quality do you most look up to in a friend?
Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?
If you could live for one day the life of another person, who would it be?
If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be; and what question would you ask him/her?
Rembrandt and I would ask him what he did before becoming a painter.
If you were reincarnated, what would you like to come back as?
If you were to change profession, what would you choose to do?
I was born to work in the communication field, so I don’t imagine myself anywhere else.
What do you consider the greatest headline of all time?
To live isolated with positive thoughts.
What business tip would you give the newbies?
Love what you do.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
There is no such thing.
Where can we find you on a Friday night?
Home sweet home.
If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
Hollow Man to fight devilish people.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Retire to a remote place.
What is the one word you catch yourself saying too often?
What would you like to be doing five years from now?
Achieving my preset goals.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
A quite island.
What is the one thing you wish you had designed?
Who Are You?
I am…… me.
I like…… people.
I want…… to fly.
I have…… hope.
I wish…… to survive.
I hate….. smoking.
I fear….. God.
I Google….. everything and anything.
I wonder…… why life is such a hassle
I regret…… wasting time
I love….. what I do
I need..… peace.
If I ruled the world….. I would erase borders.
I dream..… of freedom.
Movie: The Island