A community of working portfolios.
June 27th, 2016

Mark Slater

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Mark is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Boston with a brand new Squarespace site. One of the coolest things about looking through writer portfolio sites is seeing all of the ways that we market ourselves as storytellers. While most of us are now either on Squarespace or Cargo, the ways in which we tell our stories on those platforms can be very different.

Portfolio: markjslater.com

June 23rd, 2016

Alison Hammer

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Alison is a copywriter/CD at MARC USA in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s got a crazy variety of projects up on her site, including online videos for verisign that look like they would have been a blast to shoot. “Ok, fish—hit him!” Also, don’t miss her Hate Mail page. We’ve all gotten it. Nice to see it proudly displayed.

Portfolio: alisonhammer.com

June 20th, 2016

Craig Baldo

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Craig is a copywriter/CD/comedian in NYC. So much awesomeness all over his site, including Lumbergh for Atlassian (above), stand-up on Conan (wow), cartoons with Harry Bliss (featured in The New Yorker amongst others), and a page of tweets that made coffee shoot out MC’s nose. So good.

Portfolio: craigbaldo.com

June 16th, 2016

Jeff Tepper

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Jeff is a copywriter in NYC looking for his next gig (formerly at Anomaly). Don’t miss his GIF work for PEZ and Captain Morgan (above), which is super fun. Also, be sure to stop by his Personal Art & Comedy page, which is deep and crazzeee.

Portfolio: jefftepper.com

June 13th, 2016

CW Wanted: Commerce House, Dallas

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Leigh Sander, CD at Commerce House in Dallas, is on the hunt for a writer. From Leigh: “Commerce House, an award-winning agency in the Dallas Design District, is looking for a writer. Someone who loves crashing words together in compelling, unexpected ways. And who’s driven to come up with ideas that make other human beings stop and think. You’ll need an entrepreneurial spirit; we’ve got a lot going on. From crafting a social platform for the NBA refs—the most hated officials in officialdom—to making healthcare human again for Texas Health Resources to getting people to Go Public with their love for KERA 90.1 and KXT 91.7, to name a few.

If these apply to you, please apply to us: 

  • Brilliant online portfolio, including radio, TV, print, OOH, web, social, mobile,
  • 4-6 years working at an agency—or something like it
  • Actually enjoy collaborating with creatives, planners, account types and clients
  • Curious and adventurous in and out of the office
  • As strong strategically as you are creatively
  • Can present your work with coherence and conviction
  • Willing and able to find out about us on your own—our site is being retooled
  • Are not a jerk”

Send your portfolio to: Trey@commercehouse.com

June 11th, 2016

CW Wanted: Exit10

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Eric Hartsock of Exit10 in Baltimore is on the hunt for a writer. From Eric, “Exit10 is looking for a writer with 1-3 years of experience who is equally comfortable with short and long copy for digital, print, commercials, guerilla and traditional advertising and design.

We are an agency where the best idea wins, no matter where it comes from. The ideal candidate will have his or her share of concepts, along with the care for the craft to make every execution live up to the promise of every idea.”

Send resume and examples to jobs@exit10.com
June 9th, 2016

CW/AD Team Wanted: Merkley+Partners, NYC

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Kyle Daley, Director of Creative Services at Merkley+Partners in NYC is looking to hire a go-to, can-do team with 3-4 years experience. From Kyle: “Are you a big-ideas-driven duo looking to add some serious heft to an already impressive portfolio? At M+P you’ll own major projects on one of the most prestigious accounts on the planet: Mercedes-Benz. You’ll develop and produce lots of high profile TV, as well as digital, print, POS, radio, event, branded entertainment… the whole gamut. You’ll be a key part of our new business efforts. And you’ll get to apply your creative muscle to other big name accounts like Nutella, ALL Laundry Detergent, Smart Car, Armor All and more. If you’re interested in becoming an integral part of M+P’s smart and collaborative team, please send your portfolio to Kyle at the address below. Creative “Teams” only.

Send portfolio to: kdaley@merkleyandpartners.com

June 8th, 2016

Todd Mitchell

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Todd is a freelance copywriter/CD in Boston. Since his last post on MC over six years ago (05.10.10, so long ago), Todd’s been busy. Like, super busy. Including lighting the 26-foot high Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree (above), which looks like inspiration for MC’s 2016 front yard holiday display. Yes, please. Welcome back, Mr. Mitchell.

Portfolio: toddmitchellhome.com

June 6th, 2016

Coby Gerstner

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Coby is a copywriter at R&R Partners in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, he was employee #3 at Beloved Shirts, who wrapped the above Bently as a watermelon. So funny. Don’t miss the rest of Coby’s Beloved shenanigans. Had MC laughing out loud for 10 minutes. Too good.

Portfolio: coby.co

June 1st, 2016

Andrew Hurwitz

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Andrew is a new copywriter in NYC and a recent graduate of Miami Ad School (December 2015). His book is hot off the presses, his face is clean shaven, and he’s on the hunt for his first full-time gig. How fun is that? Fun.

Portfolio: bookofandrew.space

May 30th, 2016

Chad Rea’s Bionic Arm

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Chad Rea is a writer/creative/director/entrepreneur in Austin, Texas. Since his last post on MC (02.03.14) he’s started a video content company called Bionic Arm. Check out the adorable/hilarious/sad video “Year of the Goat (1991)” Bionic Arm did for New Belgium Ale (above). Fantastic acting by Goat Man. Love it.

Bionic Arm: bionicarm.com

Chad’s portfolio: chadrea.com

May 25th, 2016

Catharine Ogletree

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Catharine is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles (formerly at Omelet and Deutsch). So many killer projects for Target on her site, including The Dollhouse for Threshold and Best Snowday Ever in Los Angeles (above). Love it.

Portfolio: catharineogletree.com

May 23rd, 2016

Ben Tom George

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Ben is a copywriter/ACD at Zambezi in Los Angeles. Check out his site for Stance special edition Star Wars socks—which allowed fans to use the force when shopping without touching their screens. Awesome. Ben also wrote the tagline for Words With Friends, “May the best friend win.” If you’re a WWF junky like MC, that’s tagline rock stardom. But is Ben any good at WWF, you ask?! MC challenged him to a game (actually three), and can confirm: yes. He’s very good.

Portfolio: bentomgeorge.com

May 19th, 2016

Enda Mac Nally

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Enda is a copywriter at Cawley Nea \ TBWA in Dublin, Ireland. Lots of killer projects on his site for all kinds of clients, including Maynooth University, TG4, Irish Rail, and Absolut. Don’t miss his “Smartdriver” video for No Nonsense (above). Good idea.

Portfolio: enda.co

May 16th, 2016

Dan Hofstadter

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Dan is a freelance copywriter/CD in Los Angeles. Over the past 10+ years, he’s worked and freelanced everywhere good: BBDO, Goodby, Leo Burnett, CP+B, 72andSunny, Facebook, EVB, David+Goliath, sheesh. As one might expect, he’s got the portfolio to show for it. Just fantastic. Don’t miss The Great Paper Airplane Project for the Pima Air & Space Museum. Genius.

Portfolio: danhofstadter.com

May 12th, 2016

CW Wanted: Hornall Anderson, Seattle

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Amy Marshall, Talent Director at Hornall Anderson, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Amy: “Hornall Anderson (Seattle office) is looking for a copywriter. Writers at a design shop? Say what? What will you write, you ask? All of the things.

If you haven’t thought about writing at a design shop before – twirl it around upstairs. We might be biased, but we offer opportunities to work with some amazing brands (like REI, Madison Square Garden, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Marmite, and Virgin Atlantic – and so many more) partnering with them to tell their stories. Naming, brand messaging/positioning, narrative, brand voice, print, packaging, digital, environments, campaign work – the variety of work is almost endless. We are strategy and concept driven with an equal amount of importance placed on craft. Work hard. Play hard. Respect.

And, our headquarters is in Seattle. C’mon. Amazing.”

To apply and see the full job description: Click here

You can also send your resume/portfolio (do not forget that portfolio) to Amy at: uscareers@hornallanderson.com

May 10th, 2016

Tommy Crossen

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Tommy is a junior copywriter at Marc USA in Chicago. His site currently has three agency projects and the rest is student work, which MC loves to see. (What kind of work did Tommy do as a student? How does that translate to his first agency gig?) Tommy is a graduate of Brainco’s online program, and might just be the first agency copywriter who attended a completely online portfolio school. Interesting!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/tommycrossen

May 9th, 2016

Chris Baier

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Since his last post on MC just over five years ago (03.27.11), Chris has been busy. He became a CD, joined eBay, worked on a bunch of their site builds, wrote design playbooks for eBay and PayPal, and developed his own social media app called Hashtag Spy. Way overdue for an MC update.

Portfolio: chris-baier.com

May 4th, 2016

Pete Kearney

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Pete is a freelance writer/CD in NYC, previously ECD at Erwin/Penland. His site is deep (24 projects) and includes a crazy variety of killer work for Verizon—like the Verizon Wow Wall (above). Super impressive collection of projects. Dig it.

Portfolio: petekearney.com

May 2nd, 2016

Matt Everts

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Matt is a copywriter/Associate “Big Kahuna” at FCB in Chicago. Going through his site, MC laughed out loud about a thousand times. So much hilarity. That includes the site itself, which is a menu for Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine. Don’t miss his Joe Boxer Holiday spots (if you haven’t seen them already). Genius.

Portfolio: gaylordfineindiancuisine.com

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