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February 25th, 2015

Matt McCain


Matt is a copywriter/CD in Seattle. After 15 years at WongDoody, his portfolio is stocked with all kinds of killer projects for Amazon (above), Seattle Seahawks, Subway, Horizon Air, Tobacco Quit Line, and the LA Dodgers. Dying to know what it was like working with the one and only Gary Busey. Crazzeee.

Portfolio: mattmccain.com

February 23rd, 2015

UPDATE: Vlad Ivangorodsky


Since his last post on MC, New York art director/creative director Vlad Ivangorodsky has gone full-time freelance and has added a bunch of new work to his site, including the above GoDaddy spot for Barton F. Graf 9000 (that almost made the Super Bowl). Always love posting Vlad’s site up on MC, even though he’s not officially a copywriter. Good ideas are good ideas are good ideas.

Portfolio: vladislav-ivangorodsky.com

February 20th, 2015

Intern Team Wanted: R/GA, Austin


Chris Cima, Creative Director at R/GA in Austin, is looking for an intern creative team. From Chris: “R/GA Austin is on the hunt for an intern creative team. We’re looking for both a writer and designer/art director. We’re willing to build a team from two solo badasses or if we find a pre-built team that has a great book, even better. The plan is to make this team an active part of our creative department and get them on real projects to see what they can do with enough guidance to keep their heads from exploding.” Love it. To learn more and to apply, click the links below.

Copy: Click here

Visual: Click here

February 18th, 2015

Lyndsey Tonyan


Way back in January 2014, MC featured Lyndsey’s portfolio in a list of Chicago Portfolio School grads. Here we are, one year later, and Lyndsey’s friend and fellow CW Audrey Hansen has re-submitted her portfolio to MC for an update. (Big ups, Audrey. Love that.) Six tight campaigns and some beautiful typography in her portfolio, including one for the Department of Health and DARE, above, that MC would be all over if it existed. Fun.

Portfolio: lyndseytonyan.com

February 16th, 2015

UPDATE: Chris Hancock


Been about a year since Chris’s last update on MC. Since then, he’s moved back to San Francisco and freelanced for Pereira O’dell, Camp+King, Muhtayzik Hoffer, Mekanism, and others. (Um, nice list there, geez.) So much great writing all over his site. This is a fun one.

Portfolio: chrishancockwriter.com

February 11th, 2015

Kevin Zengel


Kevin is a copywriter at Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group in Orlando, Florida. Lots of magical work all over his site (sorry, had to), including awesome animated gifs for Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort (above, be sure to read the captions). Also, don’t miss his site for agency RSQ, “Helping you sell shit since 1977.” Nice.

Portfolio: portfolio.iamzengel.com

February 9th, 2015

Kerry Skiles


Kerry is a copywriter/CD in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. She’s also a good friend/former agency comrade of MC, from all the way back when Arnold had a San Francisco shop. (Was it really that long ago?) So happy to have her posted up, at last. Dig it. 

Portfolio: kerryskiles.com

February 4th, 2015

Tim Gillingham


Tim is a freelance copywriter/CD in Minneapolis. Over the past 20 years, he’s worked at shops like Fallon, Carmichael, Arnold, Burnett, and Saatchi (geez), on more awesome accounts than MC can list here. Don’t miss his classic campaigns for Citi Simplicity Card and the VW Beetle, including the above spot “Squares.” Brilliant.

Portfolio: timgillinghamcreative.com

February 2nd, 2015

CW Wanted: Sleek Machine, Boston


This is so cool. Tim Cawley, copywriter/CD featured on MC (back on 06.07.10), is now Co-founder/Chief Creative Officer of Sleek Machine in Boston—and he’s on the hunt for a copywriter. From Tim:

“Sleek Machine is a creatively-driven startup agency in Boston co-founded by Chief Creative Officer Tim Cawley (a formerly MC-featured writer whose portfolio blog you can see here: http://timcawley.blogspot.com.

Sleek Machine is looking for an entrepreneurial, optimistic, prolific, relentless, responsible, conceptually rock-solid copywriter. Someone with 3-8 years experience. Want someone who can generate exciting ideas, regardless of medium. Someone who sees opportunity in everything – from cushy, boondoggle-y TV production, to the no-budget social media post. You can get a sense of our venture here: sleekmachine.com.

National accounts in a range of categories. Fast-paced, productive, tight-knit environment. You will definitely produce book-worthy, real work for real brands.”

Please send a portfolio link to: inquiry@sleekmachine.com

January 28th, 2015

UPDATE: Ann Titus


Ann is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Chicago, currently at Havas Worldwide on Citibank, after taking a year and a half off “to become a more insightful marketer to suburbanites and stay-at-home moms.” (Love that.) Since her last post on MC (04.06.12), she’s redesigned her site and added a bunch of new work. Time for an update!

Portfolio: anntitus.com

January 26th, 2015

UPDATE: Ben Santoriello


Since his last post on MC (04.16.14), Ben has joined The Escape Pod in Chicago and added some new work to his book. So cool to see how his portfolio has evolved since his first post on MC (09.28.12), just after graduating from Creative Circus. Good times.

Portfolio: bensantoriello.com

January 23rd, 2015

Colby Spear


Colby is a new copywriter in NYC after graduating from Miami Ad School in December. (Big ups!) His site is rad. It’s a vertical scroll that takes you from Clean Cut Colby, to Saturn Rings Colby, to Steam Out Of Ears Colby, to Fully Bearded Colby—surrounded by his projects. Dig it.

Portfolio: colbyspear.com

January 21st, 2015

Darn Good Baloney


Adam and Kevin are students at Chicago Portfolio School. In their “spare time” (ha!), they’ve created Darn Good Baloney—a series of podcast interviews with working advertising creatives. Smart, right? Up this week: MC. So smart!

Check it out: Click here

January 19th, 2015

Michelle Gilbert


Michelle is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles. Killer work all over her site, including social media awesomeness for House of Cards Season 2 and BoJack Horseman, a campaign for PlayStation’s LittleBigPlanet 3, and stuff for Nike and Adidas. Dig it.  

Portfolio: michellegilbertcreative.com

January 16th, 2015

UPDATE: Brian Murray


Brian is a copywriter/ACD at Tierney in Philadelphia. Since his last post on MC (way back on 07.15.10), he’s got a new site, new URL, new work, the whole thing. Way past due for an update.

Portfolio: murraymfg.com

January 14th, 2015

CWs Wanted: MMB Boston


Erica Puorro, Creative Services Manager at MMB, is on the hunt for Junior and Mid-level Copywriters to work on print, digital and TV. (Yes, please.) If you’re interested, email your link/portfolio to the address below. To check out MMB, click on their logo above.

Email portfolio/link to: creativeemployment@mmb580.com

January 13th, 2015

UPDATE: Phil Calvit


Phil is a full-time freelance copywriter in Minneapolis. Since his last post on MC (03.10.14), he’s  added new work to his site and some new shops to his already stupid experience list. From Phil: “There’s no getting around it: I’ve been writing ads and ad-like things for a really long goddamn time. Since 1986, I’ve created stuff for pretty much every conceivable industry, in pretty much every conceivable medium—at, I would contend, a pretty consistently high level. And to think that this kind of experience, and this level of wordsmithing, are available on a freelance basis to one and all…the mind reels.”

Portfolio: philcalvit.com

January 9th, 2015

UPDATE: Mike Haftel


Since his last post on MC (way back on 06.21.11, just after graduating from Circus), Mike has a new site stacked with new work. He’s also running free, full-time freelance. Update!

Portfolio: mikehaftel.com

January 7th, 2015

UPDATE: Craig Miller


Craig is a copywriter/CD in Boston. Since his last post on MC (05.30.14), he’s gone full-time freelance and is willing to travel. He’s also added some new work to his site, including Water Critic Arthur Tweedie for PUR (above). Time for an update!

Portfolio: craigmillercreative.com

January 4th, 2015

Hey Freelancers


MC is gonna start 2015 with a new tag. We’re often asked, “Hey, I’m looking for a freelance copywriter in (city/area) who’s good at (kind of copywriting). Can you recommend someone?” MC isn’t in the business of recommending one freelancer over the other—but what we can do is add a “freelancer” tag to your post, so it’s easier for agencies and business to track you down. NOTE: The tag will be public, for all to see. If you’re down, hit up MC at the email below. Free as always, of course.

Email MC at: jason@moderncopywriter.com

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