A community of working portfolios.
May 30th, 2017

Brian Bockelman

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Brian is an associate copywriter at VML in Kansas City. He runs community management for Propel in addition to working on some cool digital campaigns for Propel, Tropicana and Brisk (above). His portfolio is in that half-produced/half-spec stage that we’re all at about 2-3 years into the biz, and is so cool to see. Good times. Check out his Tropicana vids, which are some of the first scripted vids MC’s seen shot vertical for mobile. Wonder if we’re going to be seeing a lot more of that in the near future? Hmm.

Portfolio: poppinbockles.com

May 25th, 2017

Lisa Taylor

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Lisa is a freelance copywriter/CD in Boston. Since her last post on MC (back on 02.04.10), she’s got a brand new site titled “Writing In Yoga Pants” which sounds very comfortable. (Confirmed on her PANTS page, very comfy.) She’s also got a crazy variety of new projects for brands like Able Made, Ocean Spray, SelectHealth, Fancypants Baking Co., and Keds + Taylor Swift (above), which is a super deep integrated campaign. Dig it.

Portfolio: writinginyogapants.com

May 22nd, 2017

John Kastanes

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John is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Chicago. Since his last post on MC almost six years ago (05.30.11), he’s got a new Squarespace site with projects for a crazy variety of brands, including Maxwell House (above), Dannon, Miller Lite, AbbVie Foundation, and Polyseamseal. Way past time for an update.

Portfolio: johnkastanes.com

May 17th, 2017

Shanteka Sigers

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Shanteka Sigers is a copywriter/strategist/ECD at Sanders/Wingo in Austin, Texas. Since her last post on MC (back on 11.02.11), she’s worked on and overseen projects for huge brands including Chevrolet (above) and AT&T, spoken at SXSW and the 3% Conference, been featured in CA and Complex, and won an EFFIE and ADDYs. Definitely time for an update.

Portfolio: shantekasigers.com

May 15th, 2017

Gabriel Sehringer

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Gabriel is a new copywriter after graduating from UMass Amherst, available for hire June 1st. He wrote such a nice note to MC (thanks again, man!), just going to post it as-is: “My school doesn’t have a copywriting (or even advertising) program so I’ve had to put together a portfolio on my own & learn by looking through hundreds of other people’s books. I was first pointed in MC’s direction at Mike Lear’s suggestion a few years ago, and since then, your site has been one of the best resources for finding encouraging writers & CDs, as well as for setting a high bar for my own creative work. Thank you very much for all you do.

About me: I spent last summer as a copywriting intern at R/GA NY, and also got the amazing chance to go to Cannes to take part in the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy there. Currently looking for a junior writing job in New York City.”

Congrats, Gabriel! Can’t wait to see where you land.

Portfolio: gabrielsehringer.com

May 10th, 2017

Colby Spear

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Colby is a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather NYC. Since his first post on MC two and a half years ago (01.23.15), after graduating from Miami Ad School, Colby has been busy—including a new site with all new projects for brands like Motorola, Kijiji, and UPS. There’s also a link to his student portfolio as it was back in the day. So cool to see what turned into what. Dig it.

Portfolio: colbyspear.com

May 8th, 2017

Regan Kline & Jason Tisser

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Regan (copywriter/CD) and Jason (art director/CD) are a freelance team in Los Angeles. All kinds of great projects up and down their joint site, including work for Allstate, Hefty, Hornitos, and a hilarious campaign for Neato Robotics (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: tisserkline.com

May 4th, 2017

Sr Copywriter & Sr AD Wanted: The Escape Pod, Chicago

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Heather Hayden, Director of Talent for The Escape Pod, is on the hunt for a senior copywriter and senior art director (individuals or as a team). From Heather: “The Escape Pod CHICAGO is looking to hire a Senior art director and Senior copywriter (either as a team or we will pair up separately) to join us.

Specifically, we are looking for creative talent who:

  • Have “the ability to think their way out of a proverbial bag”
  • Have a proven track record of presenting & selling conceptual campaign idea work (not just executions)
  • Are self-sufficient, independent yet collaborative
  • Have managed one or more broadcast shoots and been ultimately responsible for its final production delivery
  • Have some creative mentorship experience

If interested or for more info, please contact Heather: heather@theescapepodagency.com

May 3rd, 2017

John Dolab & Chip Kettering

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John (copywriter/CD) and Chip (art director/CD) are a freelance team based in Los Angeles. Their portfolios are loaded with big-name clients like Farmers (above), Chevy, Kaiser Permanente, and Wells Fargo, along with some cool surprises like Thomas + Friends and the Institute on Aging. Psyched to have them up on MC.

John’s portfolio: johndolab.com

Chip’s portfolio: chipkettering.com

May 1st, 2017

Brainco Copywriter Grads

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Brainco is a cool little ad school in Hopkins, MN, just outside of Minneapolis. (MC taught a few classes there back in the day.) Honored to wrap up graduation season with eight Brainco copywriter portfolios. Can’t wait to see where they land!

Becca Abellera (copywriter) – beccaabellera.com

Jack Brixius (copywriter) – jackbrixius.com

Jack McCormick (copywriter) – jackjmccormick.com

Josh Gloe (copywriter) – joshgloe.com

Molly Burke (copywriter) – mollyburky.com

Nick Tiso (copywriter) – nicktiso.com

Shareina Chandler (copywriter) – shareinachandler.com

Thatcher Jensen (copywriter) – thatcherjensen.squarespace.com/home

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