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September 17th, 2014

UPDATE: Jon Arnold

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Jon is a VP/CD/AD at BOHAN in Nashville, and one of the few honorary art directors on MC. Love what he does with words. Since is last post (12.26.12), he’s got a new Squarespace site (beautiful) and all kinds of new work on it. Time for an update!

Portfolio: thecoolville.squarespace.com

September 16th, 2014

Alan Snider

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Alan is a senior copywriter at Avenue in Chicago and a student at Second City Training Center. If MC could start MC over, there’d be a tag for copywriters who’ve had experience with Second City—and it would probably be one of the more popular tags. So many great copywriters have stand-up and comedy writing experience, which makes so much sense.

Portfolio: alansnider.com

September 15th, 2014

Bryan Miguel

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Bryan is a copywriter at Bader Rutter in Milwaukee, after graduating from Milwaukee Portfolio School in 2013. He also writes for The 3% Conference, which aims to bring awareness to the gender gap in advertising creative leadership (only 3% of all creative directors are female) and help do something about it. Dig that.

Portfolio: bryanmiguel.com

September 10th, 2014

Meg Linen

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Meg is a copywriter intern at Allen & Gerritsen in Philadelphia, after graduating from Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. Her site’s home page features GIFs instead of stills for most projects, which is super fun. Hover over the GIF, and the name of the project/brand appears.

Portfolio: meglinen.com

September 8th, 2014

Daniel Sawtelle

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Daniel is a new copywriter in Chicago, freelancing at Y&R, after graduating from Chicago Portfolio School and interning at CP+B Los Angeles. His book is post-school/pre-FT gig, mostly spec, and all-Daniel, which MC loves to see. Good times.

Portfolio: danielsawtelle.com

September 4th, 2014

Elliot Nordstrom

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Elliot is a copywriter at Sukle Advertising & Design in Denver. His site was submitted to MC by art director Allie Nordstrom, who also happens to be his wife (rad, big ups, Allie!). Don’t miss his campaign for Man Therapy, featuring Dr. Rich Mahogany, which aims to put an end to the stigma of men and mental health. The name alone is reason enough to watch. Nice.

Portfolio: elliotnordstrom.com

September 2nd, 2014

Sandra Gerlt

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Sandra is a copywriter/ACD at Fry Hammond Barr in Los Angeles. The first two clients in her portfolio are Nemours Children’s Hospital (cute kids) and the Orlando Science Center (scary spiders). Gulp. The third is First Watch Daytime Cafe, featuring a “You’ve Been Egg’d!” windshield coupon (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: krop.com/sandragerlt

August 29th, 2014

Brian Cleary

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Brian is a freelance senior copywriter in Los Angeles. Lots of web and print work on his Krop site, including several visual print campaigns for Yokohama tires. MC has received a bunch of emails lately asking the best way to find freelance writers based on location (including Los Angeles). All writers on MC are tagged with their location at the time of their post. So, all you have to do is scroll down the sidebar to the right until you reach LOCATION. Then find the city or country you’re looking for and click on it. Those writers will appear as their own page. That easy!

Portfolio: krop.com/largeidea

August 26th, 2014

UPDATE: Adam Gothelf

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Adam is a San Francisco native at RPA in Los Angeles. Since his last post on MC (03.16.11), just after graduating from Miami Ad School in NYC, he’s done work for great shops all over the country and got a brand new portfolio to show for it. Including his 2013 holiday film for Honda, Santa’s New Sleigh. Santa drives a Honda!

Portfolio: gothelf.tv

August 25th, 2014

Scott Hanson

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Scott is a senior copywriter at Hudson Rouge in NYC. Lots of great automotive projects on his site including Volkswagen, Hyundai and Lincoln (above). Also, a hilariously sad campaign for the NDRC, featuring faux children’s book covers reminding kids and their parents of the dangers of climate change, like “None Fish Few Fish Dead Fish Who Fish.” Hello, nightmares!!!

Portfolio: hansonsc.com

August 21st, 2014

CW/AD Wanted: Cactus, Denver

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Cactus in Denver is on the hunt for a copywriter and an art director. From Cactus: “Don’t just apply because weed is legal. That might be a fine initial reason to look at a Colorado agency, but we have other benefits to living and working in CO and at Cactus that you may also want to consider. Cactus is a place that provides that balance of CO fun on the weekends with the ability to do award-winning work during the week. We are a driven team of people that are doing the best work of our careers and striving to make every project great. We are a small (45 Cacti and growing) agency doing innovative, imaginative and bold work for cool clients and for ourselves. We aim to make our work and our portfolios better every day, with every project. For example, last year we won campaign of the year for AdAge. We are making our corner of the planet a better place to live, work and play through smart and thought-provoking ideas and executions, and we are fortunate to be doing it in one of the best places to live. We are looking for top talent to help us further our mission and to add to the culture and our mojo. And yes, of course, weed is now legal.

We’re looking for an outstanding copywriter and art director, each with 3-5 years experience, in advertising or a closely related field. To be seriously considered, copywriters must submit an exceptional portfolio of work, displaying superior conceptual ideation skills, strong headlines, well-written copy and the ability to produce integrated campaigns across digital, video and 2D media. Art directors must submit an exceptional portfolio displaying superior conceptual ideation skills and a wide-ranging skill set (advertising, design, typography and layout; digital, video and 2D media). For both positions, thriving in Cactus’ team-centric environment requires a collaborative spirit, a solution-oriented mindset and the drive to deliver your best work on a daily basis. We value those qualities as much as we value the quality of your portfolio, so we don’t take them lightly.”

To apply for Copywriter: Click here (no calls please)

To apply for Art Director: Click here (no calls please)

August 19th, 2014

UPDATE: Ryan Falch

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Since his last post on MC three years ago (08.24.11, has it been that long?), Ryan’s moved back to the States—after 6+ years in Shanghai—and put together a new Cargo site with killer work all over it. Time for an update!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/betweenthedials

August 18th, 2014

Cesar Vallejo

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Cesar is a new copywriter from Orlando, now in Austin. One of the fun things about MC, in addition to seeing great work from great copywriters, is checking out how that work is presented. Cesar’s site is a WordPress template (from themeforest) that he spent some serious time customizing (with the help of YouTube tutorials). Looks fantastic.

Portfolio: cesaravallejo.com

August 14th, 2014

Nick Speno

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Nick is a senior copywriter at H&L Partners in St. Louis. Lots of writing for McDonald’s and Missouri tourism on his site, including the above TV campaign of super slow-mo wishes. Speaking of slow-mo, don’t miss Nick getting pelted with water balloons in his Contact & Experience page. Good times.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/nickspeno

August 12th, 2014

Sam Isenstein

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Sam is a copywriter at Flint & Steel in NYC. (He found the position on MC. Excellent.) In addition to projects for Keurig, Red Wing and Craftsman, he’s also got a mobile project for Funny or Die, “Chukl,” which they totally need to make. Dig it.

Portfolio: samisenstein.com

August 11th, 2014

Kevin Miles

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Kevin is a copywriter/CD in North Carolina. His site is organized by media (rather than project or client), and there’s plenty of good stuff represented in each. Below links to his work, he’s also got a Brand Experience page that’s simply a logo visualization of brands he’s worked on. He’s also got a nice Buzz section that features press about his work. Very cool.

Portfolio: kevinmileswriter.com

August 7th, 2014

UPDATE: James Maravetz & Vlad Ivangorodsky

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Since their last posts on MC, James Maravetz (01.28.13) and Vlad Ivangorodsky (honorary AD 10.15.12) have combined their insane portfolios into one super insane portfolio site. MC found it impossible to choose which project to feature, there’s so much killer work, but what’s above seemed appropriate. In athletics and creative, you can’t until you can.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/vladandjames

August 5th, 2014

Michelle Spivak

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Michelle is a copywriter/ACD at Code and Theory in NYC. Lots of great work all over her site, but extra big ups for her project Rethink Breast Cancer. So awesome to see a CW using her powers for good, and it doesn’t get much gooder than Breast Cancer: The Musical (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: michellespivak.com

August 4th, 2014

Greg Kissler

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Greg is a new copywriter at Merkley+Partners in NYC, after graduating from Miami Ad School Brooklyn in June. Tip ‘o the Hat to Greg for pure fearlessness, as in the above video for Scotch Magic Tape. From Greg: “Have you ever torn paper on purpose? Torn it slowly, confidently and unapologetically? It’s kinda hot (especially with eye contact).”

Portfolio: gkissler.com

August 1st, 2014

David Locascio

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David is a copywriter/CD in Atlanta. Don’t miss his social campaign for RaceTrac (convenience stores and gas stations in the southern United States) around their “endless bevy of fountain drinks,” for which David got to make up fictitious soda concoctions and name them—the ultimate dream job of every 13-year-old boy who ever lived in the southern United States. Good times.

Portfolio: dlocas.com

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