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December 31st, 2009

Mike Ward

Mike is a copywriter at Fallon in Minneapolis. All of the work on his site is awesome, but the print is what really gets me. The guy can just flat out write. 

Portfolio: Click here

December 29th, 2009

Luissandro Del Gobbo

Luissandro is a copywriter/CD at Grey Paris. He shares a site with AD/CD Giovanni Settesoldi. Their work makes me want to scratch my career and start over. (In Paris, please.) Magnifique.

Portfolio: pioneer-plaque.com

December 28th, 2009

Tim Wassler

Tim is a freelance copywriter in NYC after 3+ years at Chiat. He’s got work on his site for Snickers, Starburst, et cetera, that’s written wicked brainiac smart. (He actually got a reference to Jonas Salk onto a Snickers board. Yes, I’m jealous.) It’s so refreshing to see work that assumes consumers are smart enough to get it. Tip o’ the Hat.

Portfolio: timwassler.com

December 26th, 2009

Jake Mikosh

Jake is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles, CP+B before that, McKinney Silver before that. His site is loaded with interactive. There’s also a link to his blog, aptly titled “jakefood,” which features photos of everything he eats. Yes, everything.

Portfolio: jakemikosh.com

December 25th, 2009

Desmond LaVelle

Desmond is a copywriter/CD/SVP at DraftFCB in SF, before that Element 79, before that Leo Burnett. His site is my holiday gift to you. When you’ve had enough of the relatives and need a little break – pour a glass of wine, grab the laptop and excuse yourself for some advertising awesomeness. 

Portfolio: desmondswork.com

December 23rd, 2009

Adrian Alexander

Adrian is one half of an Austin freelance creative team with AD Rochelle Raiss. Before that he did time at GSD&M and CP+B, with a stint in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign sandwiched between the two. Adrian and Rochelle call themselves Third Culture Kidz, which they describe on their site as “someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more culture(s) other than his or her own, thus integrating elements of those cultures and their own birth culture, into a third culture.” 

Portfolio: thirdculturekidz.com

December 22nd, 2009

Ryan Inda

Ryan is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles, Leo Burnett before that, Carmichael Lynch before that. His site is filled with great stuff from Carmichael – classic, awesome Minneapolis print – for Harley and Porsche. Love it. 

Portfolio: ryaninda.com

December 21st, 2009

Aaron Robnett

Aaron is a Senior Writer at Tauntr in Boston, Kirshenbaum before that, Cole & Weber before that. (He’s also a fellow Oregon Duck, yes!) His site is juiced. I found myself spending as much time playing around with the nav as I did looking at the work – and I mean that in a good way. It’s fun times.

Portfolio: aaronrobnett.com

December 19th, 2009

Janet Champ

Janet Champ is the reason I’m a copywriter. Period. When I was in Journalism School at U of Oregon, she and AD Charlotte Moore were changing advertising forever with one unbelievably brilliant campaign for Nike Women. For my money, Janet Champ is the best copywriter to ever put a pen to paper. 

Portfolio: champandmoore.com

December 18th, 2009

Miles Nebeker


Miles is a copywriter/CD in Las Vegas. His work is interesting in part because most of it is for one industry: Las Vegas casinos. And from the looks of it, he’s done big campaigns for just about all of ’em. 

Portfolio: milesnebeker.com

December 17th, 2009

Pete Harvey


Pete is a copywriter at Arnold Boston. His site is super quick: two spots, two print campaigns, two interactive campaigns, resumé, contact, done. Makes you want more. Makes you want to call Pete, “Hey, Pete. Love it! What else?” And, really, isn’t that the point of a portfolio site? To prompt that call? Yes. Yes it is.  

Portfolio: comistaken.com

December 16th, 2009

Grant Smith


Grant is a freelance copywriter/CD at Handsome Advertising, BBDO NY before that, Cliff Freeman before that. He shares his site with creative partner Richard Artdito. Their book almost forced me to break my “one piece per post” rule. Their Red Stripe campaign is amazing. They also did a Budget Moving Truck campaign (in their Alternative Media section) that’s equally amazing. In the end, I choose beer over trucks. Go figure. 

Portfolio: grantandrick.com

December 15th, 2009

Chris Torrens


Chris is a copywriter at Deutsch in LA. And yes, I’m a sucker for the agency self-promo. 

Portfolio: christorrens.com

December 15th, 2009

Lawson Clarke


I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to feature Lawson’s site. He used to work at Arnold. Now he doesn’t. I’ll let you discover the rest on your own. 

Portfolio: malecopywriter.com

December 12th, 2009

Ryan Dean Waite


Ryan is a copywriter at Arnold Boston, and Chiat before that. The work on his site is laid out in one, long linear (left to right) string, TV to print to integrated. What nice about that is that Ryan has done all the work for you. Look at this, then this, then this, etc. He shows you what’s important to him. In addition, there’s nav in the upper right that allows you to go back through it at your leisure. Oh, and the work. It starts with that killer Nissan spot where all of the college team mascots – real life versions of them – are chasing the Nissan pick-up with the Heisman trophy strapped in the bed (awesome), and doesn’t let up from there.

Portfolio: ryandeanwaite.com

December 11th, 2009

Jeff Gillette


Jeff is a copywriter/CD at Google Creative Lab in NYC, CP+B before that. I love the look and functionality of his site. It’s super clean. As you would expect, there’s a lot of great work. But what really blows me away are his inventions. In addition to being an ACD/copywriter, Jeff is an inventor. A real inventor. As in, he makes stuff. Check out Coffee Coals®. If they were at Target, everyone on my Xmas list would have ’em. 

Portfolio: jeffgillette.com

December 10th, 2009

Carl Corbitt

Carl is a copywriter/CD at Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam. He also has an agency-company-creative business thing called Mutant, Inc., that he runs with his long-time creative partner/AD, Anja Duering, who is also a CD at W+K. Got all that? If not, visit their site and all will be revealed. Along with a ton of absolutely fabulous work. 

Portfolio: mutantinc.com

December 10th, 2009

David Povill


David is a copywriter at David & Goliath, and before that Chiat, and before that CP+B. I had a hard time choosing one piece to post. He’s got an AMAZING print campaign for Method, and I almost went there. But, you know, I’m just a sucker for photos of great writing out there in real life. 

Portfolio: davidpovill.com

December 9th, 2009

Robyn Gunn


Robyn is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco, previously at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners. Her book is filled with absolutely awesome writing – and I mean filled. She’s got a couple booklet/brochures for MINI that she just wrote the hell out of, including one of my all-time faves, Field Guide To Good Motoring. To top it off, she’s into taxidermy. 

Portfolio: robyngunn.com

December 9th, 2009

Van Horgen


Van is a copywriter/ACD at space150 in Minneapolis, and before that design shop Little & Co, and before that design shop Carmichael Lynch Thorburn. You can tell Van knows exactly how to write for designers. His book is gorgeous. 

Portfolio: behance.net/vhorgen

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