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If you have a degree in what field is it? BA in visual communications.

What’s the best site you’ve seen lately? What’s so great about it? HBO|Voyeur. It was a deeply engaging site that had me hooked for hours. But more than that, it was an event, a film, a TV commercial and a street-level experience.

If you were to change professions, what would you choose to do? I’d be a lawyer, more specifically a barrister (in the British legal system). Part theatre, part persuasion, part law; actually not too dissimilar from what I do now.

Design or technology? Which is more important? Why? Technology and design cannot be separated in my mind: Can you separate an artist from his palette? A director from his camera? A writer from his typewriter?

From where do your best ideas originate? Anywhere but the office. The office is about getting things made, but the solutions come when I’m walking the dog, standing in the shower, having lunch with a colleague...

How do you overcome a creative block? See above.

In one word describe how you feel when beginning a new project? Potential.

What well-known site is most desperately in need of a redesign? Facebook.

Do you have creative outlets other than Web design? I cook and I tinker with a vintage motorcycle.

What music are you listening to right now? Anything on KCRW—Nick Harcourt is a god.

What product/gadget can you not live without? My iPhone (I’m sorry to say). It’s my music, my news, my library, my phone, my navigator, my crossword puzzle, my browser, my portfolio and my time-waster.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve bought online? Define strange. I buy everything online.  

What’s your favorite quote? “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” —Hunter S. Thompson

Do you have any advice for people just entering the profession? It’s all about the work. If you’re lucky, you’re going to be doing what you do for decades. Try to do work you’re proud of every single day.

What’s one thing you wish you knew when you started your career? Everyone’s figuring things out as they go. That’s more true today than it ever was.

Marc Lucas is executive creative director for the northeast region of Razorfish, one of the world's largest interactive agencies. In this role, he directs all Web development and advertising creative, including design and copywriting, out of the agency's Manhattan flagship. Prior to joining Razorfish in 2008, Marc was vice president, creative director at SS+K in New York, where he created innovative award-winning idea-centric advertising for clients fed by design, public relations and popular culture. His international experience includes stints as executive creative director of D'Arcy Hong Kong and Ogilvy Manila. Marc's clients include Partnership for Drug Free America, Travel Channel, Unilever, and Westin, for which he picked up a People's Choice at the OMMA awards last year.

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