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Lydia Abend

Associate Creative Director

As an Associate Creative Director, Lydia helps our clients achieve their goals through some of her greatest passions: spirited collaboration, human psychology, and producing work that makes someone say ‘I wish I’d thought of that.’ Before joining Drake Cooper, Lydia spent time at agencies including DigitasLBi, Hill Holliday, Jack Morton, and Purpose NYC. Most recently, she was in-house with Constant Contact where she fulfilled her dream of writing a human-sized pickle into a national TV spot (among other things). Lydia lives in Boston, MA with her dog Roger. And yes, he’s named after Roger Federer.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Watching Roger Federer play tennis with my dog, Roger.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Voluspa French Cade Lavender candles. I go through four 100-hour candles per month.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?

That’s showbiz, baby.

When and where were you the happiest?

Miami Open, 2017, Round 1.

Who are your favorite writers?

Drew Magary, Anthony Doerr, J.K. Rowling, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Shakespeare (seriously!), Jane Austen, Zadie Smith, and J.R. Moehringer.

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