David T. Jones Answers Five Questions

David T. Jones Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular running feature, David T. Jones, co-founder and chief creative officer of the agency Third Street (and 15-year veteran creative director at Foote, Cone & Belding, answers Five Questions With SCREEN.

SCREEN: How long do you typically take for lunch? Where do you go?

JONES: Lunch is either five minutes or two hours - meaning it is either eaten rapidly while working at my desk or it's a long, more leisurely one with friends or clients. I live and work downtown, so tasty options abound. I just had lunch with my friend Tom Trenta of Egg Strategy at Beatrix which was fantastic.

SCREEN: Describe your perfect Sunday.

JONES: Most people like to sleep in but I prefer to get up - and then do absolutely nothing. Free time is the ultimate luxury and on Sunday's I try to be very, very luxurious.

SCREEN: Best Halloween Costume Ever?

JONES: My wife Dawn dressed as Mrs. Claus and I went as a drunk and disorderly Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. We used a picture of us in costume for our Christmas cards later that year.

SCREEN: Can you cook? If so, what is your go-to dish?

JONES: My wife Dawn is the cook - I'm all about eating - and clean up.

SCREEN: What are you listening to right now?

JONES: I'm always, constantly listening to my favorite, Elvis Costello. So, most likely Elvis Costello.


SCREEN: What's your favorite gadget?

JONES: Like any small business owner, I drink a lot of coffee. I was recently given an Aeropress Coffee maker. It looks a bit like science lab equipment but makes a mighty fine cup of coffee.