September 26th, 2012
Matt is a copywriter/Creative Executive at CAA in Los Angeles. He’s been busy since his last MC post about a year ago, including a stint on the writing team of Eastbound & Down Season 3, stemming from the ad work he did for the show. (Awesome.) Don’t miss his Fake Craigslist Ads, especially the last one, “I don’t like the baby we adopted (Beverly Hills)” and his subsequent visit from non-fake police detectives. Hilarious.
June 22nd, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, MC is proud to present the portfolio sites of the University of Oregon 2012 copywriter grads (in alphabetical order):
Adam Panetta - adampanetta.com
Alex Walentin - cargocollective.com/alexwalentin
Beckett Short - cargocollective.com/beckettshort
Ben Novak - cargocollective.com/bennovak
Breanne Thomas - breannethomas.net
Brenden Morgan - brenden-morgan.com
Don Whitlatch - cargocollective.com/doncwhitlatch
Eric Perrenoud - ericperrenoud.com
James Mueller - jamesjmueller.me
Justin Han - justinandrewhan.com
Kelsey Wilkins - kelseywilkins.com
Kris Cantrell - cargocollective.com/kriscantrell
Michelle McKenzie - michellermckenzie.com
Nickolaus Sugai - nicksugai.com
Niki Naboulsi - nikinaboulsi.com
Tyler Carrington - tycarrington.com
June 21st, 2012
Nick shares a couple of campaigns with Niki Naboulsi (featured Tuesday), as happens when you’re in school, sharing resources, collaborating, etc. MC likes the teamwork. Anyway, also on Nick’s site be sure to check out: NASA, Fantasy Trainwrecks, and U of O Advertising. Love to see all of the real-life books being made and shot for portfolios. Love to see print alive and well, in any form. Very cool.
June 20th, 2012
So interesting to see the trends running through CW portfolio sites at different schools. From Oregon, lots of poetry and beautiful video. (Not unexpected, with the W+K influence.) As an Oregon alum, I love Tyler’s time-lapse piece “Miniature Eugene.” Ah, Eugene.
June 19th, 2012
Oregon is Oregon, and you know when you go through an Oregon site there’s going to be some stuff that’s just out. Because that’s how Ducks do it. You also know you’re going to find stuff that’s just fun. Like Niki’s “Sweaty Little Secrets” campaign for Champion sweatpants. Or a page of pics of Oregon students, and when you hover over them, they laugh. Good times.
June 18th, 2012
What do you want to see on a graduating copywriter’s site (in addition to great writing)? How far from “five campaigns plus a video” can they go? What’s relevant and what’s not? Physical artifacts of their dreams? Unsolicited signs out in the wild? Do those count? MC thinks yes.
March 26th, 2012
Jim is a copywriter/CD in Portland and a fellow Oregon Duck (Go Ducks!). Love the way he presents digital on his site. You can click around and explore it for yourself, or you can watch a killer highlight reel set to the Chemical Brothers in two and a half minutes. Dig it.
December 19th, 2011
Bob is a copywriter/CD in Boulder and a fellow Duck (go Ducks!). In his Outdoor section, he has a campaign for the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame that features “the longest copy outdoor ads in American advertising.” About 10,500 words each. That’s what we like to see on MC. Only one complaint. Wish we could zoom in to read all of those beautiful words.
November 21st, 2011
MC is two years old this month. To celebrate, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m posting my own site. Which is both exciting and terrifying. To everyone who’s sent a link to MC over the past two years, the CWs, friends of CWs, schools, students, CDs, ADs, spouses, and that one Mom, thank you. It’s been a blast. Let’s keep it going.
November 7th, 2011
Matt is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles. His link was sent in by friend of MC, Karyn Campbell (at IdeaLists). The work on his site made me shoot coffee out my nose.
February 11th, 2011
Kevin is a senior copywriter at JWT in NYC. What a fun mix of clients in his book: Olympics, Jones Soda, Nike, Napa Valley Vineyards, Seattle Art Museum, Mud Truck, and the resurrection of the one-and-only Raaaaanieeeeerrrrrrr Beeeeeerrrrr.
December 27th, 2010
Niels is a senior copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather NY. (He’s also a fellow Oregon Duck. Go Ducks!) Lots of cool stuff on his site, including work for IBM, UN Climate Change Conference, US Open, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. By the way – how great does Vimeo HD video look? Now that you can watch Vimeo on iPhone, it may be time to officially crown it as the best option for portfolios.
September 14th, 2010
Evan’s site is an MC Fave for one reason: what’s in it. Start clicking through his portfolio and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s just like, “Oh that Twelpforce thing. And that Spike Jonze GAP spot. And that Victors & Spoils agency. And that …”
August 18th, 2010
Will is a senior copywriter at Razorfish in Portland. How much does MC love the Pacific Northwest? W+K, Razorfish, Publicis, Creature, Cole & Weber, WongDoody, Wexley School For Girls … awesome. Plus, U of Oregon (Ducks!). So much great advertising. And the best people anywhere.
Portfolio: Click here
June 11th, 2010
Evan is Chief Creative Officer of Victors & Spoils, before that copywriter/CD/VP at CP+B. Probably don’t need to write more than that, do I? Absolutely, positively stellar.
May 27th, 2010
Sean has moved to W+K NYC from Anomaly. It makes me so happy to write that. Not that he left Anomaly. Anomaly is awesome. But Sean and I went to Oregon together, and there’s a bond between Oregon and W+K that’s deep. Seeing Sean land at Wieden makes everything right in the world. Big congrats, Sean. And for the zillionth time, thanks for Reservoir Dogs and The Afghan Whigs.
December 21st, 2009
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.
November 25th, 2009
Matt is a San Francisco copywriter who, as it happens, was a college buddy of mine at U of Oregon. You know what’s not fair about writers like Matt? Writers who worked at good interactive shops like T3? Their slick sites that you just know were done in 30 minutes by one of their punk interactive buddies. Whatever, Matt. The rest of us use blogs. Free blogs. Like writers are supposed to use. Jerk.
November 22nd, 2009
Sean is a senior writer at Anomaly in NYC. I’ve been a fan for years and years.
November 21st, 2009
Chris is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco. He writes like his pen is full of Tabasco. Love it!