March 15th, 2013
Brad is a copywriter/Global CD for Accenture at TBWA Chiat/Day NYC. His resume is sick: Chiat, W+K, GS+P, BBDO, 180. His site is loaded with big campaigns for monster clients like Pepsi, GE, Adidas, Old Navy, and includes a couple of classics for Got Milk? and Airwalk. Good times.
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.
November 30th, 2011
Friend of MC, genius copywriter and brilliant human being Chris Ford is back in the States (and the Bay Area) as CCO at Draftfcb. He’s also got a new Cargo site that’s just loaded. Welcome home, Ford.
September 19th, 2011
Isaac is a copywriter/ACD at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, previously at Droga5 in NYC. His link was sent in by David Roth (thanks, man) and MC knows why. Because it’s ridiculous awesome. Every once in a while, you click through a CW’s portfolio site and think to yourself, “No way. No way did a client let them do that. No way did a client pay for that.” This is one of those. Start with Combos TV. “What your Mom would feed you if your Mom were a man.” No way.
July 6th, 2011
Larry is a copywriter/CD at BBDO NY, after four years at GS&P and three years at CP+B. Every once in a while, MC posts a site that just flat-out makes us jealous. This would be one of those.
February 25th, 2011
Ryan is a senior copywriter in San Francisco, previously at McCann and GSP (as an account guy). His site is based on a stack of paper. In his words, “One day I started cleaning out my files because they were moving us. So I started to stack up all my old briefs, dead ads, scripts, etc. into a neat little 8.5×11 pile. By the time I cleared out two years of shit, the stack was about three feet high. It looked too interesting to throw it away, so I taped it up. It became an art piece as a joke. I found a stand and put a $3000 price tag on it. I held a contest for names: “Dead Weight,” “Tower of Futility,” and the overly pretentious “Work” are some of my favorites. I settled on “The Other 96%” because it represents all the bullshit we have to go through to make something that shouldn’t be as hard as it really is. Later I realized some of the better things I’ve done aren’t (theoretically) in the stack, so I turned the it into a site idea. And I suppose, in some way, made use of all the good n’ bad things in the pile that never came to be.” Love it.
January 31st, 2011
Matthew is a copywriter at GS&P in SF. His mother, Joan, describes him as follows: “Matthew grew up in a wood clapboard house near downtown Minneapolis. But, these humble beginnings belie his enormous talents. He sang in the Metropolitan Boys Choir and taught himself to play Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” on piano. He started wrestling at age seven and was city champion by age twelve. He endured thirteen years of public schooling and got along with just about everyone he ever met. Needless to say, his talents have only multiplied with age. He’d be an invaluable addition to any agency. And I’m not just saying that because I’m his mother. Did I mention he’s also handsome? Feel free to call me if you’d like to talk about Matthew some more. You can get my number from my wonderful son who, by the way, never forgets to call me.”
December 1st, 2010
Josh is a copywriter/director/CD in San Francisco. His portfolio is beautiful. If there’s a special creative aesthetic that thrives in SF – it’s beautiful. Maybe it’s the setting. Maybe it’s the people. Whatever the reason, the world is a better place for it.
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 20th, 2010
Josh is a copywriter/CD in NYC, previously at DDB, Martin, W+K, TBWA Chiat, and GS&P. Once again proving MC’s theory that surfers make stellar copywriters.
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 13th, 2010
Albert is a copywriter/CD previously at Fallon, Strawberry Frog, GS&P, and just holy crap wow. Uncork a bottle and lock the doors. His site is The Motherload.
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.
August 6th, 2010
Mandy is a copywriter at Goodby in San Francisco. She shares a site with art director/husband Aaron Dietz. Their site broken out into channels: DietzTV, Work, Picmap, News, Haircuts (including the photo above), etc. The Work page is a series of non-active thumbnails, plus a link to an article about Mandy and Aaron. So interesting!
August 3rd, 2010
Peter is a senior copywriter at GS&P, previously at Y&R and Mullen. Ton of great work in his book for a really awesome mix of clients, from Sprint to the Sopranos. His site is hosted on Cargo, which has taken over the Portfolio Site Universe over the past three months, and for good reason. Clean, easy to nav, and makes work look tay-ay-asty.
July 30th, 2010
Jessica is a senior copywriter at The Martin Agency in Richmond (as of two months ago), GS&P before that. Her site is titled JessLikesToMakeStuff and is divided into two parts: For Work and For Play. But they could be For Play and For Play With Money, because her work is just wicked fun.
July 5th, 2010
Well, how about this? The one and only Chris Ford, long-time copywriter/CD at GS&P (and the very first copywriter posted on MC), is moving to Australia to become ECD of Ogilvy Sydney. Congrats, Ford!
June 10th, 2010
Mike is a copywriter at David & Goliath, before that Deutsch and GS&P. This is one tight site. Four very different, very awesome integrated campaigns, one short Other page, plus Mike’s résumé. Ka-pow.
May 31st, 2010
David is a freelance copywriter/CD, previously at McCann, GS&P and Euro RSCG. He was also an Executive Producer at GS&P and Euro, which is an awesome “value add” (sorry). But that’s nothing. Check out his Experience page. What job hasn’t he had?
May 28th, 2010
Alex is a creative at GS&P, formerly a copywriter/CD at Saatchi and Modernista!. His portfolio is just sick. Tons of killer work for Hummer, including the It’s A Little Monster spot, which is one of my faves. Some awesome surprises too, like a print campaign for Herb Chambers Car Dealership.
March 25th, 2010
Anne is a copywriter at Ogilvy NY, AKQA and GS&P before that. Don’t misses: Fanta, Coke.com, Court TV (above), and Anne’s blog NY Hearts You, Too.
January 21st, 2010
Alexandra is a senior copywriter at Goodby in San Francisco, before that an ACD at Evolution Bureau. Going through her site makes me feel like the PC guy standing next to the Mac guy. Just wow.
January 9th, 2010
Colin is a freelance copywriter in NYC, Goodby before that. There are a couple of not-miss pieces on his site that I must point out and you Must. Not. Miss. Under Internet, check out the HBO short films directed by Sam Mendes. And under Writing, go to McSweeney’s Humor Essays and read “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers”. It made coffee shoot out my nose.
January 6th, 2010
Jake is a copywriter at Goodby in San Francisco, Saatchi NY before that. Good writers have the ability to shed themselves and write in character. Good copywriters have the ability to shed themselves and write in brand. (I just made that up. Deep!) Stepping through Jake’s book, he just nails brand after brand. His Tide campaign is clean. His ASPCA campaign is heartbreaking. His Fruit By The Foot ad is fun. His Hyundai campaign is a Cannes Lions 2009 Titanium Award Winner.