Stand For Something

The health dangers of sitting on our behinds all day has recently been in the news. One good answer for office workers is to move to a stand up desk.

According to Mashable, a well known ad guy works at a standing desk, but not for health reasons.

Rob Schwartz, chief creative officer of ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, got a standup desk seven five years ago because he heard Ernest Hemingway used one. “I figured, he’s a pretty good writer, so maybe I could use one, too,” Schwartz says.

“You get more done when you’re standing up,” Schwartz says. “When you’re sitting, you’re naturally recessive, you’re receiving, when you’re standing, you’re ready to do something … I don’t know. I used to be a bartender, so maybe that has something to do with it.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.