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Life at Dept December 07, 2018

Ten Crazy Questions: Ana Mendez

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Curious about the people who work at Dept and make all the amazing work you see of us? We thought so. In this new blog format we’re introducing our employees one by one by not asking the regular questions, but different ones. Want to know who once put 250 of our business contacts in cc instead of bcc in an email, who desperately wants to see the Clueless trend make a comeback in fashion and who really feels a bond with peanut butter? You’re about to find out.

Hi Ana! How did you end up at Dept and what do you do here all day?

When I first moved to Amsterdam, I started as a junior designer for a friend of mine. As we have grown, I have slowly transitioned to being more of a creative (I decided that there were better people at designing than me), and I work now as the Head of Creative. My job is to make sure that all our creatives are happy and growing! Basically, it’s my job to make sure that everyone is doing their job 🙂

Let’s say you didn’t work here, what would be your daily activity?

I would be teaching somewhere, something, anything.

Your favourite tv-show? And why?

Game of Thrones, because it’s the best show ever. Friends, because I grew up with it. Parks and Recreation – because it makes me laugh sooo much.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

A bird (I don’t really care about the type) because I would be able to fly.

What’s your favourite ’90s jam?

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris or Natalie Imbruglia – Torn.

What is the most annoying habit that other people have?

Talking and eating at the same time.

Which food do you feel most related to?

Tacos, because I’m Mexican.

What is always in your bag (phone, wallet and keys excluded)?

A pair of sunglasses.

Describe the Dutch weather in 4 words.

A lady with menopause.

What was your biggest fashion mistake?

Dying my head red.

Forever without a phone or forever without a laptop?

Forever without a laptop.

Would you rather choose a relax vacation or an active vacation?

Always relax!

What are your last 5 searches on Google (don’t cheat)?

I can’t remember, but I’m 100% sure they had all to do with either translating something from Dutch to English or pregnancy questions 🙂

How prepared are you for a zombie apocalypse?

I have seen all Walking Dead, Dawn of the Dead, World War Z movies in preparation.

What is the best dessert and why?

Chocolate. Because it makes me so happy (but it could be that this is the pregnancy speaking).

Questions? We are here to help!