Christian Haas, Group Creative Director & Associate Partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, shares some of his favorite places.
On San Francisco: San Francisco’s importance in the creative landscape is growing again. Creativity and technology have never been so integral to each other, and the Bay Area is where most of the technology innovations are happening today. It’s no different in advertising.
Favorite spot for a working lunch: A working lunch usually means eating a sandwich at my desk, and for that, my takeout meal of choice comes from The Sentinel. When I do go out, one of my favorite restaurants is RN74.
Favorite place for creative inspiration: The city hosts really unique events such as Pop-Up Magazine—which is intellectually stimulating and inspiring. Performed live only once a year for a lucky few, it makes TED kind of obsolete. But while San Francisco doesn’t have the 24x7 energy of New York, it has great quality of life. It’s a beautiful city surrounded by a variety of outstanding landscapes.