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The Essential List: David Hayes


Huskies’ director of social, search and performance media has a thing for islands, doesn’t have a TV and may (we suspect) be fishing for a sponsorship deal with Bose

The Essential List: David Hayes
The director of social, search and performance media at In the Company of Huskies, David Hayes, has worked at the Dublin indie agency for almost 10 years. A Dubliner born and bred, his background was originally in the fine arts. He graduated with a degree in sculpture from the National College of Art & Design in 1998 and then went to work in the documentary film industry for a number of years before taking his career in a digital direction, moving into social media and accidentally ending up in advertising.

David likes to get out of the city to the west of Ireland and knows exactly which islands you should visit there if you’re paralysed by the choice. Having long pored over interior magazines, he’s finally getting round to doing some interior design of his own, no doubt crafting the perfect kitchen for him to further finesse his fish-and-rice-based signature dish in.

Check his Essential List to learn more.


o Place of birth: Dublin
o Hometown: Dublin
o Staycation: County Clare in the west of Ireland. In particular the Burren and the Aran islands

o Vacation: I love the Greek Islands
o Pet: I love dogs but I've adopted two cats since I married my wife
o Place of work: In the Company of Huskies
o Place of workout: Gym it three times a week when I can if not a walk in the outdoors.
o Side project: At the moment designing my dream home
o Mode of transport: At the moment train and walking but I love bikes!
o Bonus travel essential: Bose QuietComfort headphones


o Artist: Jannis Kounellis and Bill Viola
o Musician: Too many to mention but off the bat... Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, John Coltrane 
o Commercials / music video director: Chris Cunningham

o Film director: John Cassavetes and David Lynch
o Photographer: Big fan of Eamon Doyle, a current Dublin photographer 
o Film: I love ‘60s/‘70s movies, in particular The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster - love! 
o Series: The Wire, The West Wing
o Commercial: Dunlop Tested for the Unexpected directed by Tony Kaye. Loved this when I first saw it. 

o Music video: Björk - All is Full of Love
o Video game: Asteroids
o Board game: Chess
o Podcast: The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
o Newspaper (off or online): The Guardian, The Independent 
o Magazine: Sucker for interior magazines 
o Bonus culture essential: Art Galleries 

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Poached eggs and bacon
o Restaurant: Forest & Marcy in Dublin 
o Working lunch: Sandwich 
o Favourite dish: Ramen
o Signature dish: Kedgeree
o Snack: Fruit
o Booze: Guinness or a G&T
o Bonus beverage: Single malt whiskey


o Phone: iPhone
o Computer: Macbook Air
o TV: Don’t have a TV
o Headphones: Bose QuietComfort headphones
o Camera: Canon
o Soundsystem: Bose speakers
o Pen / pencil: Black ink!
o Where you document an idea: Notebook
o Casual clothing: Jeans, trainers and shirt
o Smart clothing: Tailored suit 
o Footwear: Sneakers and leather boots 
o Watch: 1961 Vintage Omega Seamaster (Present from my wife)

o App: Spotify
o Website: Martin Weigel Canalside View
o Favourite social media feed: Getting bored of them now! 
o Work program: Get it done!
o Digital work tool: Macbook Air 
o Analogue work tool: Notebook
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In The Company Of Huskies, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:32:42 GMT