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The Essential List

The Essential List: Tobias Ahrens

Group Creative Director at Grabarz & Partner lives in “the best city in the world” – Hamburg – even if he does have to escape its incessant rain

The Essential List: Tobias Ahrens

Tobias Ahrens is a Group Creative Director at Hamburg-based Grabarz & Partner, the Independent Agency of the Year at Eurobest 2017. When he’s not overseeing the creation of cutting-edge work for the likes of Volkswagen and Burger King though, you might find him hiding from the Hamburg rain playing PlayStation or escaping it all together somewhere sunny with his family. We’re hazarding a bet that he’s also a bit of a Star Wars nerd. 

Get to him know him more via his Essential List. 



Travel



o Place of birth: Hamburg, the best city in the world (as long as rain isn’t a problem for you)
o Hometown: Hamburg (although rain is a problem for me)
o Staycation: A sofa, a PlayStation
o Vacation: Almost any sunny place will do (see hometown). Okay, a beach would be nice. And good restaurants. And nice people. And nightlife… 


o Place of work: Grabarz & Partner, Independent Agency of the year at Eurobest 2017, yeah!


o Place of workout: I could say a gym, but it would feel wrong…
o Miscellaneous Travel Essential: iPhone power cord


Culture



o Artist: Love this 3D artwork from Travis Durden. I would immediately buy the Boba Fett or Chewie for my home (if I could afford it)


o Commercials director: Bart Timmer, Alex Feil, Tobias Perse, Andreas Nilsson, Sebastian Strasser, Sam Brown, to mention but a few
o Film director: Michael Mann
o Photographer: Byron Mollinedo 
o Commercial: I like so many, but here‘s one of my all times faves



o Music Video: ‘Wolf Like Me’ by TV on the Radio



o Video Game: Really looking forward to ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’
o Board Game: Wanna feel like a boss? Go play ‘Star Wars Monopoly’ and buy the Death Star!


Food and Drink



o Restaurant:  Burger King, because they’ve been flame-grilling since 1954!


o Dish: Sushi
o Snack: Apples 
o Guilty Pleasure: Crème brûlée
o Bar: Aqua Hong Kong
o Tipple: Gin & tonic
o Soft Tipple: White wine
o Miscellaneous Beverage: Diet Coke


Kit



o Phone: iPhone 6 Plus
o Computer: A Mac
o Headphones: Still looking for good ones with noise cancelling. Any suggestions?
o Pen / pencil: Anything that works
o Casual wear: Black jeans & black t-shirt


o Smart wear: Gucci suit
o Footwear: Nike Blazer Mid
o App: Uber
o Work program: Word
o Analogue work tool: A pen and a piece of paper
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