Pittsburgh native, Boston dweller. Literature aficionado. Graduate of Boston University. "I have traveled to more countries than have had birthdays. A man once told me he would buy me for 1,000 Moroccan camels. I politely declined."

Pittsburgh native, Boston dweller. Literature aficionado. Graduate of Boston University. "I have traveled to more countries than have had birthdays. A man once told me he would buy me for 1,000 Moroccan camels. I politely declined."

Alyssa Fishman, Art Director


Team: You name it.
Mentor(s): Kevin Cimo & Pier Madonia
Email: alyssa.fishman@hhcc.com
Portfolio: www.alyssajfishman.com
Twitter: @fishmanaj

 

“Who’s Alyssa Fishman?
Get me Alyssa Fishman.
Get me a younger Alyssa Fishman.
Who’s Alyssa Fishman?”

 

And so it is.  Your epic career in advertising told into four simple sentences. A mentor of mine told me this just as I was breaking into the ad scene. As he spoke, his eyes scanned the familiar walls of his office, momentarily pausing to linger on the sight of an award, or to glimpse at a black-and-white photo of old colleagues. He didn’t have to say anything – the look of nostalgia flickering in his eyes was quite a hard sell in itself (whether he knew he was pitching the industry to me or not).
 

So here I am. 53 State Street, Floor 35. Here I am at Hill Holliday, at Program 35, working at the 13th largest agency in the nation.  And here I’ll be for the next 12 weeks.
 

“Who’s Alyssa Fishman?”
 

I am grateful to be at this stage in my career – the stage where my emerging creative abilities intersect with those well versed in the agency’s creative department processes.  If my first week here has showed me anything, I’ve got a whole lot to learn from my co-workers (specifically from my awesome mentors Kevin Cimo and Pier Madonia). I’m looking forward to working my butt off.  To making work that isn’t just okay.  And I’m hoping to grow into someone people know they can rely on.  Someone who will make them stop what they’re working on and say, “Get me Alyssa Fishman.”