A community of working portfolios.
August 29th, 2016

David Rakowiecki


David is a freelance copywriter/filmmaker in Austin, Texas. In addition to projects for MetLife, Amstel Light, Verizon, and Heineken on his site, you can view the trailer for his first feature film, Spoiler Alert. Love to see a copywriter who’s pursuing big screen dreams at the same time. Big ups!

Portfolio: davespots.carbonmade.com

August 24th, 2016

Andrew Payton


Andrew is a copywriter/GCD at Story in NYC. Since his last post on MC (way back on 09.21.11), he’s got a new site, new gig, and a whole bunch of new work for clients like Verizon, Audible, Vevo, Google, Chapstick, and Mentos. Don’t miss his beautiful campaign for Popsicle (above) celebrating summer. Is it really almost over? How’d that happen so fast?

Portfolio: apayton.com

August 22nd, 2016

Writer Wanted: SquareTrade, San Francisco


SquareTrade in San Francisco is on the hunt for a mid-level or senior writer to join our awesome internal creative team. What does it mean to be a writer at SquareTrade, the best electronics warranty company in the world? You’ll write, of course. But you’ll also be an idea factory, working with a team of crazy talented designers on a mission to make SquareTrade as amazing as it can be.

For example, in the photo above, Luke Rockhold (champion UFC fighter) is kicking the you-know-what out of an iPhone in a SquareTrade Labs Breakability video. You’ll be thinking up stuff like that—in addition to writing projects for almost every major retailer in the US, mobile carriers across the EU, social, radio, environmental, you-name-it. It’s a little bit agency. It’s a little bit in-house. It’s a whole lot of fun.

Unfortunately, we’re currently looking for local candidates only. 

Interested? Email your link to Jason (SquareTrade CD) at: jason@squaretrade.com

August 18th, 2016

Jesse Alkire


Jesse is a copywriter/designer/comedian/troublemaker in Chicago. Crazy mix of projects on his site, from Teddy Goalsevelt to Drink It Interns (above). Love his Press page—makes MC wonder why more of us don’t have one. Dig it.

Portfolio: jessealkire.com

August 15th, 2016

Andrew Kim


Andrew is a new copywriter in NYC, just finishing up an internship at Wieden+Kennedy. All kinds of cool, inventive ideas in his portfolio including projects for Lego (above) and DJI Drones, soap that helps conserve water, a homemade cardboard Merit pencil for the One Show (nice), and 95 Feet—a reminder not to drive tired.

Portfolio: yeahforsure.com

August 12th, 2016

Ben Bohling


Ben is a copywriter/CD/SVP at FleishmanHillard in St. Louis. Before advertising, he got his start in the film industry including five years as Assistant to Steven Spielberg. (So cool.) You can see the influence of that experience in his projects, from a spot for PBS (above) to his “Rivals” video for Buffalo Wild Wings with David Ortiz—in which NY fans meet the slugger just after shredding him on camera. Gulp.

Portfolio: benbohling.com

August 9th, 2016

Copywriters Wanted: Bright Red\TBWA, Florida


Rob Kerr, Executive Creative Director of Bright Red\TBWA in Tallahassee, Florida is on the hunt for junior, mid-level and senior copywriters (no ACDs or CDs, please). From Rob: “The Southeastern outpost of \TBWA has been on a new-business roll lately and is currently accepting books.

Do you believe big ideas can come from anywhere? We do. We expect them from you, consistently. You’ll be thrown into the fire day one and have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of clients from travel & tourism, consumer packaged goods, durable products to fast-food. This is not for the faint-of-heart — you will be juggling multiple assignments, often with tight deadlines and will be expected to win awards. Sound like you?

Don’t apply if you have your heart set on working in New York. Tallahassee, Florida couldn’t be further from Madison Avenue. Think small-town hustle meets global muscle.”

Send your portfolio to Rob at: rkerr@brightredtbwa.com

August 8th, 2016

Copywriter Intern Wanted: Grip, Chicago


Got mad copywriting skills? Looking for a killer internship? Grip in Chicago is on the hunt. From Grip: “We’re seeking a copywriting intern with mad literary game to join our team in September 2016. You should have the ability to develop content with strategic intent and have a strong creative point of view supported by a degree in creative writing or journalism. The mission of our internship program is to transition recent grads into the professional world of copywriting within the creative industry.

You’ll collaborate with experienced and inspiring team members on a broad range of projects to build confidence in your strengths, challenge your skills, and obtain a strong understanding of what it takes to roll with the big dogs. Internship is full-time, 3 months, and paid.

Apply now.”

To apply, click here: gripdesign.com/careers

August 3rd, 2016

Dan Peterson


Dan is a senior copywriter at Publicis in Seattle. Since his last post on MC (on 01.21.13), he’s added all kinds of killer projects to his site, including MC’s favorite Super Bowl spot of 2016 featuring Drake for T-Mobile. Awesome script, Drake is brilliant, plus “Can we come in the box?” at the end. Doesn’t get better than that.

Portfolio: dp643.com

August 1st, 2016

Jose Benitez


Jose is a senior copywriter Dieste in Chicago. Since his last post on MC (back on 12.04.14), he’s added a bunch of new projects to his site including Adoptable Trends, which turns shelter dogs into trending topics by naming them things like “Kim Kardashian’s Butt.” So smart. So cute! (The dog, not the butt.)

Portfolio: letsseeifthisnameistaken.com

July 27th, 2016

David Ashton


David is a copywriter available for freelance or full-time in Austin, Texas, previously at iris in Chicago. (Just made the move this summer after getting married, congrats David!) His portfolio is a mix of produced and spec work, from big McDonald’s Monopoly spots with LeBron to a One Show Young Ones Finalist/Merit Award winner for Save The Arts.

Portfolio: thedavidashton.com

July 25th, 2016

Thom Crowley


Thom is a copywriter/comedian in NYC. For years, MC has been writing about how copywriters make good comedians and vice versa. Thom’s portfolio is proof yet again, from his talking Progressive Box spots (above) to Todd Spaulding, Brand Strategist™. Don’t miss Thom’s Spoofs&Goofs page—his tweets to and from @Tide and @BounceFresh had MC laughing out loud.

Portfolio: thomcrowley.com

July 20th, 2016

Andrew Lepere


Andrew is a new copywriter after graduating from Creative Circus in June. In his first project, for Gunpowder Rye Whiskey, he uses real gunpowder to create their logo. Watch the “making of” video and you’ll see that they did it on a table in what looks like a very small backyard. (Gulp.) The things we do for portfolios.

Portfolio: andrewlepere.com

July 18th, 2016

Joe Moon


Joe is a copywriter at McCann Erickson in NYC (previously spent 10 years in the US Army, two combat tours, big ups!). All kinds of cool projects on his site including work for US Army, Independence Day Resurgence, and a bunch for Lockheed Martin. Don’t miss “Field Trip To Mars” (above). So cool.

Portfolio: watchthemoon.com

July 13th, 2016

Copywriter Wanted: Zenefits, San Francisco


Zenefits in San Francisco is on the hunt for a writer. From Zenefits: “As a Copywriter at Zenefits, you will play a central role in the operation of our internal creative studio. Working closely with our Executive Creative Director and production team, you will help drive the development of a wide range of corporate and brand communications including web pages, digital and social media campaigns, email programs, print collateral, live events, and videos. You will collaborate closely with designers, content strategists, engineers, and marketing leads. Ultimately, the Copywriter will help ensure that the creative studio consistently delivers exceptional service and original thinking to the larger Zenefits organization.


  • Work independently to write and edit copy for a wide range of brand communications
  • Work closely with designers to plan and execute creative deliverables
  • Coordinate with project managers to establish project parameters and ensure timely delivery
  • Collaborate with other Zenefits teams to brainstorm campaigns and programs to support brand initiatives
  • Handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Be more than a writer; be a creative strategist who crafts solutions based on context
  • Be a passionate steward of the Zenefits brand voice and tone


  • 4+ years experience as a marketing/advertising Copywriter (agency or in-house)
  • Portfolio of work that demonstrates versatility across multiple formats (websites, social media, email, collateral, video, etc.)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related discipline”

Email Zenefits Recruiter Michelle Steyer at msteyer@zenefits.com

Full job description: Click here

July 11th, 2016

Andre Vriesman


Andre is a senior copywriter at Wexley School For Girls in Seattle. Really fun mix of projects on his site, including Carhartt “Hire These Pants” (above), a giant Darigold Farmalicious fridge, The Tennis Court for Wilson, and a Microsoft Lync slingshot for old phones. Good times.

Portfolio: andrevriesman.com

July 7th, 2016

Reed Sullivan


Reed is a new copywriter in NYC after recently graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design and completing an internship at Droga5. (Congrats, Reed!) He is also the child of two copywriter parents, which might be a first for MC. Can’t wait to see where he lands.

Portfolio: reedthewriterguy.com

July 5th, 2016

Ryan Overhiser


Ryan is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco. The first project on his site is a cologne for a gas station, Burnt Rubbér by Sunoco. Which, apparently, smells awesome. (Duh.) How do you follow that up? With LaserHam for Dietz & Watson, featuring the laser cut face of Michael Ian Black on a ham. (Yes, it’s real.) Doesn’t get better than that.

Portfolio: ryanoverhiser.com

June 30th, 2016

Brian Alexander


Brian is a copywriter at Deutsch in NYC. Since his last post on MC just after graduating from Miami Ad School (way back on 07.18.11), he’s been busy. According to his About page, “Brian is from North Dakota. It was cold. Now he lives in Brooklyn where his writing appears in The New Yorker*, his advertising work is in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art** and he is the host of All The Brians, a podcast where he interviews people named Brian for no reason***.” MC will leave it to you to read the other side of those asterisks. (Heh-heh.)

Portfolio: brianbrianbrianbrianbrian.com

June 27th, 2016

Mark Slater


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

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