Tom Cullinan

Creative director, The Jupiter Drawing Room

After fifteen years in the advertising industry, 35-yearold Tom Cullinan is tipped to be the next executive creative director at the Jupiter Drawing Room. This will place him at the helm of the largest creative department on the continent. Cullinan says he chose advertising because it's the perfect medium between commerce and art. His favourite part of the job? "The tangible moment when you see your work being made,� he says. "It's like giving birth.� Cullinan is passionate about forming good relationships with suppliers and clients to make better advertising. He's won a number of awards including the Loerie Grand Prix and has also been a judge for the Loerie Awards and the New York Festivals. � Ilham Rawoot

Lunch spot: Pappachino's, Crowthorne, Johannesburg