March 18th, 2013
Rod is a copywriter/CD in Louisville who’s been doing the contract/freelance thing for awhile now. It’s interesting to see how permalancers market themselves through their portfolio sites—the difference between selling your skills to land clients/projects versus landing a job. The work is the work, but how it’s presented is so different.
March 12th, 2013
Howard is a senior CW in NYC. Since his last post on MC (03.28.11) he’s updated from Krop to Cargo and added some killer new work, including pieces for Sony’s Xperia Studio and Americans Elect. About the latter, from Howard: “We tried to use the internet to nominate a president. That one didn’t work out but it was worth a shot because someone’s going to do it eventually.”
November 7th, 2012
Erik is a copywriter/CD at Goodby in San Francisco. He shares a portfolio site with partner/AD Anthony Decarolis, and their work is just ridiculous awesome. MC had a tough time selecting which piece to feature, but you can’t go wrong with Cheetos Flamin’ Hot fingers dialing 911. Brilliant.
September 19th, 2012
Greg is a copywriter/CD at Ogilvy NY. He’s got a brand new site and a bunch of new work to go with it, including an interactive touch wall for IBM at the US Open, and three new spots for IBM. But honestly, there’s so much killer work in Greg’s portfolio, any excuse to post it again is a good excuse.
April 23rd, 2012
Bryan is a copywriter/ACD at Leo Burnett Chicago. Since his last post on MC (Dec 2009, one of MC’s first), he’s got a shiny new Cargo site and all kinds of killer new work. Love it. Definitely time for an Update.
March 5th, 2012
Stephen is a recent Portfolio Center grad, in NYC this week, looking for his first job. So, if you’re in NYC, looking for a fresh CW grad, and you dig his work, this would be an excellent time to give him a shout.
February 6th, 2012
Mikal is a copywriter in NYC. In addition to print, TV, web and alternative media on his site, Mikal also has Onion headlines, a cartoon and a race—The First Annual Billy Burg Bolt. That’s the first footrace in a portfolio on MC, if we’re not mistaken. Tip ‘o the hat, Mr. Cook.
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 4th, 2011
Erin is a copywriter at The Richards Group in Dallas. She graduated from Portfolio Center in 2010, so her site has both of student and produced work—16 campaigns in all. So cool to see what someone did in school, and then what they do as soon as they land. Such an awesome time in the CW journey.
October 31st, 2011
Mark is a copywriter/CD in NYC. All kinds of awesome work on his site, including a mini-campaign within the MasterCard Priceless campaign about a boy and his Zamboni. And check out kissinglink.com for Dentyne. Who have the people you’ve kissed kissed?
October 21st, 2011
Tom is a copywriter/ECD at Brand Content in Boston. You know what’s great about portfolio sites? Versus the old portfolio portfolios? The archive section. If they love it, it’s like extra credit. If they don’t love it, it’s like, so what? It’s the archive section. (Plus, for writers, it means being able to include your fave headlines on one-shots, spec ads, oldies, and so-so art directed pieces.) Be sure to check out Tom’s archive section. Some awesome work in there. Glad we got a chance to see it.
September 23rd, 2011
Scott is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Winston-Salem. Check out his TV page. It rocks. Washington Mutual, Washington State Department of Health, and T-Mobile are MC faves. If you’re the father of a daughter, don’t miss T-mobile “Hard Questions.” Arrrg.
August 12th, 2011
Christian is a sr copywriter in San Diego. (MC’s first San Diego site. Hello, SD!) Interesting to compare freelance and full-time CW sites. How do we balance “hello, I’m an artist” with “hello, I’m for hire”?
June 1st, 2011
Greg is a copywriter/ACD at Ogilvy NYC. Love how his site is written. Nothing on the home page, just clean. History and Honors is thorough but minimal. For each campaign, there’s just the right amount of set-up (when set-up is needed). And credits are fully blown-out, awards show-style.
April 1st, 2011
Jeff is a copywriter/ACD at Cramer-Krasselt in Milwaukee. (Brand new gig, big congrats Jeff.) Check out this note to Jeff from Jason Alexander, after Jason received Jeff’s first script for his Jenny Craig Video Blog, “Jeff, I am literally blown away. Brilliant. I couldn’t have said it better. You truly got my voice down. I have no notes and anyone who knows me knows that is a first. It’s perfect. Go with it and thank you. If I ever run for office you are hired as my official speechwriter. Happy holidays. I’m telling my wife that I am blown away or in the words of George, ‘I am speechless. I am without speech’.” Nice.
March 28th, 2011
Howard is a senior copywriter in NYC. His site features integrated work for six clients, plus a one-shots page, plus a page of outtakes. I recommend you click into DIRECTV and watch the Wayne’s World brand spot. Then go down to Outtakes and watch the Wayne stand-in just melt under the pressure of trying to say a lead-in line to Kim Basigner. Who wouldn’t?!
January 18th, 2011
Malachy is a copywriter/CD in San Francisco. Love the silent video at the bottom right of each page – cool and arty and creepy all at the same time. Don’t misses: Nokia TV and About & Films (“A Single Woman” is awesome).
October 11th, 2010
Lori is a senior copywriter/ACD in San Francisco, formerly at AKQA, GS&P and W+K. She’s got a bunch of cool interactive work on her site that was done recently, so I apologize for featuring the old milk board above. (Couldn’t help myself.) How about Lori’s site? And old-school Blogger simply titled BOOK. Who needs a fancy site when you have fancy work?
August 16th, 2010
Scott is a copywriter/CD in Chicago, previously at CP+B, Cramer Krasselt, Chiat Day, GS&P, Leagas Delaney, and W+K. His site is divided into two halves: Writer and Creative Director. Both are just stellar.
August 12th, 2010
Brooks is a copywriter at GS&P in SF. He’s got a new site and some killer new work up on it. Last week, I wrote that Cargo is taking over the Creative Portfolio Universe and for good reason. Here, my friends, is this week’s evidence.
July 15th, 2010
Brian is a copywriter at McKinney in Raleigh-Durham. Some really cool clients in his portfolio, like Richardson’s Rod & Custom, Serious Robots, Wieler Modern Homes, and Durham School of Boxing. Awesome work for Southern Comfort too – including the SoCo Night Institute. Check out the instructional vid for Dancing With A Drink In Your Hand (Web: SoCo Night Institute: link in lower right).
June 22nd, 2010
Sally was a copywriter/CD at W+K, Fallon, Martin, her own shop, and then she opened a CP+B office. Since then, she’s done more with her career than 10 average copywriters combined, including writing the popular book Radical Careering (above). What else can I say? She’s Sally Hogshead. Her career is what’s possible.
June 8th, 2010
Liz is a copywriter/CD at Tribal DDB. So cool to see all of the different ways copywriters display their work. I was trying to think of how to describe Liz’s first five or six projects, and the word “placemats” popped into my head. Placemats with video, sound effects and links. So cool.
May 25th, 2010
Brian is a copywriter/ACD at The Concept Farm in NYC. He’s also the brains behind Ask A Copywriter. Philosophy: “I believe advertising should be a force for good. At the very least, it should be great.” Amen, brother.
April 21st, 2010
Mike is a copywriter/VP/ACD at The Martin Agency in Richmond, CP+B and WestWayne (under Luke Sullivan) before that. His site is a straight-up, old school Blogger blog with zero extra fanciness. That’s what you can do when you have a portfolio like Mike’s portfolio. Which, if you haven’t guessed, is just absolutely, completely awesome.