A community of working portfolios.
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 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

April 20th, 2017

Bob Meagher

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Bob is a freelance copywriter/CD in Richmond, VA, previously at the Martin Agency (for 28 years). Honored to have him up on MC! So many amazing projects on his site. Few things not to miss: the buzz clips reel at the end of the Geico “Good News” project page, Peter Frampton introducing Bob’s reel on his About page, and Kozy Shack Pudding “World’s Worst Jingle” on his radio page. So bad. So good.

Portfolio: bobmeagher.com

March 30th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: New Honor Society, St. Louis

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Beth Voegtli at New Honor Society in St. Louis is on the hunt for a copywriter. From NHS: “You love to write. You’re good at it. Good enough to get paid for your abilities. But you’re not just a wordsmith, you’re a problem solver. You get as excited about a brand challenge as you do about a killer headline. If this sounds like you, let’s talk.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

The Work

  • Tell a compelling story in four words or 4000.
  • Ability to write in every medium: digital, social, print, film.
  • Work alone or with a team to arrive at solutions.
  • Contribute to brainstorms.
  • Follow a brief and ensure work is on strategy.
  • Have high personal standards; “good enough” isn’t good enough for you.
  • Stay on top of industry and cultural trends.

The Team/Culture

  • Be collaborative, flexible and open-minded.
  • Contribute to the cultural dynamics of the agency.
  • Take the work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • 1+ years of experience as a copywriter across multiple brands, categories and channels
  • A portfolio with a range of work that shows your strengths and your potential for growth

SKILLS/DESIRED TRAITS:

  • Solid writing/spelling/grammatical skills
  • Organization, communication and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Resourcefulness
  • Conceptual (big ideas, not just executions)
  • Desire to make a mark on the agency and industry at large”

To apply online, click here.

To learn more about New Honor Society, click here.

March 29th, 2017

Clarence Bradley

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Clarence is a copywriter/CD currently freelancing at Apple in London. Since his last post on MC way back on 08.09.2010, he’s taken over the world. So many awesome projects in his portfolio. The first three had MC laughing out loud, including a genius campaign for American Standard, a super hot (not!) spot for Planet Fitness (above), and an amazing video for The Green Party in the UK. Awesomeness.

Portfolio: krop.com/clarencebradley

March 27th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: RXM New York

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Raul Mandru, Partner/Creative Director at RXM in NYC, is on the hunt for a killer writer with 5+ years experience. From RXM: “RXM is an award-winning creative agency based in New York. We are working with Ray-Ban, Harper’s Bazaar, H&M, Sunglass Hut, and Lokai on integrated campaigns and content.

More about our work and vibe rxmcreative.com and instagram.com/rxmcreative.

Your Experience:

  • You pronounce GIF correctly
  • 5+  years of experience in an agency setting
  • Strong conceptual abilities. You can easily come up with spot-on ideas from content to TV and video scripts, social posts, activations, events
  • Solid writing skills and a knowledge of the current digital, social landscape
  • Strong logic in structuring presentation flow
  • Genuinely interested in cultural trends and you read the likes of Dazed, Paper, Another
  • You can easily name a few artists, photographers, musicians you follow and would like to collaborate with
  • Have been working on similar brands as our client roster (lifestyle, millennial, retail)
  • You’re obsessed with grammar and already found the 3 mistakes in this description
  • You work efficiently, pick your battles and agree that “Real artists ship”
  • You can collaborate with and AD and lead projects independently without a lot of direction
  • You have great presentation skills and are used to present directly to clients
  • Native english only
  • Able to work in the US (Citizen/Greencard/Independent O1)
  • You’re based in New York

Please only apply if the description fits your profile and experience.”

Send portfolio to: Jobs@rxmcreative.com

March 24th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: VML Memphis

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Cassandra Ondich, Talent Acquisition Manager at VML, is on the hunt for a copywriter to join their Memphis office. From VML: “At VML, it’s not just the job you want — it’s who you are that matters. We’re looking for visionaries. Planners. Dreamers. Because VML is a place that’s all about putting everything you are into everything you do. And we believe in the thought that if it doesn’t exist, it can be created.

Yes, technically we’re located in Kansas City. And New York. And Chicago. And Seattle. But if you need to find us, we suggest visiting somewhere that can’t exactly be pinpointed on a map. Look for us where dreamers thrive. And ideas, too. In a place where limits are pushed and pulled and stretched. Because VML is a full-service digital advertising agency that thrives where the blue sky of possibilities intersects with grounded solutions. We know this is a great place, and others know it too. In fact, we’ve been voted as one of the 25 best places to work in America three times and have partnered with brands around the world. And with two decades under our belt, you’d be correct to guess our trophy case is pretty full as well.

VML is seeking a Copywriter for a government client based in Memphis. Project work requires US citizenship.

What we’re looking for:

  • Good client presentation skills demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses the client challenge
  • A desire to take on new challenges, grow and learn every day
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a larger team in a fast-paced environment
  • Savvy with social media
  • Passion for creating online advertising that busts through banner blindness
  • Writing talent that makes people take notice and take action

Required Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree, English or writing emphasis preferred
  • Three-plus years of experience in an agency setting, with strong conceptual abilities, solid writing skills and a knowledge of the digital landscape

VML is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.”

Apply here or email Cassandra at: Cassandra.ondich@vml.com

March 22nd, 2017

Chris Baker

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Chris is a freelance senior copywriter in NYC, previously at Figliulo & Partners and Pereira & O’Dell. He’s written spots for the Sprint Framily Frobinsons and World of Tanks (with Steven Seagal, above), improvised on a we-are-in-a-foreign-country-and-don’t-have-a-permit-for-this-everybody-be-cool digital campaign for Skype, and has made everything in between for brands like Macy’s, Virgin Atlantic, AC Hotels, Seabourn, and Mattel. He’s also optioned a TV pilot with Caviar Content in LA about Guardian Angels. Awesome.

Portfolio: thechrisbakery.squarespace.com

March 20th, 2017

Jon Arnold

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Jon is VP/CD/AD at BOHAN in Nashville. Since his last post on MC (09.17.14), he’s got all kinds of cool new work up on his site: Coolville. As a writer, one of the first things MC looks at in designer portfolios is typography. Don’t miss Jon’s typography page in the design section of his site (awesome). But there’s great type all over his site, including in his Mars One project (above, featured under art direction). Take me, please.

Portfolio: thecoolville.squarespace.com

March 15th, 2017

Mike Weidner

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Mike is a freelance copywriter in Atlanta, GA. The work on his site is broken out into four categories (Consumer, B2B, Digital & Social Media, Recruiting), plus a page called Marcia & Me (Marcia Brady!), Awards, and Contact. Some cool projects on his Digital page, including NCAA Final Friend for AT&T, which looks fun, but also a possible nightmare—rejecting 63 Facebook friends. Yikes!

Portfolio: mikeweidner.com

March 13th, 2017

Matei Curtasu

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Matei is a freelance copywriter/CD working in NYC and Berlin. Since his last post on MC (way back on 12.10.12), just after graduating from Miami Ad School Hamburg, he’s taken over the world. His portfolio includes projects for Google, Nike, adidas, AT&T, CNN, and Hornbach, for agencies including heimat Berlin and Havas NY—and Matei is now teaching at Miami Ad School. Time for an update!

Portfolio: matei.nyc

March 8th, 2017

Shaton Winston

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Shaton is a freelance copywriter/ACD/experiential designer in NYC. Huge variety of media platforms represented on his Behance site, from Moleskin notebooks to service design to Citi on Apple Watch (above). Is it time for MC to finally pony up for an Apple Watch? Hmm.

Portfolio: behance.net/shatonwinston

March 6th, 2017

Brian Powers

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Brian is an art director/designer/CD in San Francisco, previously at start-up Madison Reed in SF and DigitasLBi Chicago, Ogilvy Chicago, and Doner Detroit before that. He’s got a beautiful Squarespace site that shows off six brands/projects for Madison Reed, Bumble & Bumble, Dove, Interface, Jim Beam, and BP Stations. Dig it.

Portfolio: pwrs.me

 

March 3rd, 2017

Wanted: Interactive Copywriter, Fuse, Laguna Beach

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Trey Ho, ACD/Copy at Fuse Interactive in Laguna Beach, CA is on the hunt for a mid-level interactive copywriter. From Fuse: “Fuse Interactive is currently seeking an exceptional Mid-Level Copywriter to join our award-winning team in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.

The ideal candidate has a major passion for writing and advertising, with the ability to adapt a strong voice towards a variety of audiences. He or she is able to hit the ground running, write compelling copy that spans across broadcast, digital, CRM, production, strategy and more. Lastly, he or she is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, collaborate effectively with a strong team of producers, account managers, project managers and more.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Concept and collaborate with an award-winning creative team, including other copywriters, designers, art directors, and programmers.
  • Write compelling and grammatically clean long-form web and brochure copy, as well as effective, short-form headlines, taglines and body copy.
  • Write in multiple styles, tones and formats that span digital, video and even tech.
  • Ensure concepts, tactics and tone are on brand and strategically sound.
  • Deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Present work to internal teams.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of copywriting experience in advertising and/or digital media. Experience creating mass-market advertising materials in an agency environment is a must.
  • Familiarity with the world of motorsports is a major advantage, but you don’t have to be an expert (yet).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks. A positive and proactive attitude, a willingness to take initiative and think ahead.
  • A strategic mind. Copywriters at Fuse participate heavily in strategic development prior to execution. Strong strategic thinking is a must.
  • Must be able to show innovative and inspiring solutions to marketing challenges across a variety of mediums.
  • The ability to collaborate, take constructive criticism and respond positively to feedback.
  • A strong desire to build brands, sell products and create award-winning work that you can be proud of.
  • A keen marketing sense and an interest in helping develop campaign platforms that can work across multiple channels.”

For more info or to apply, contact Trey at: crjobs@gofuse.com

March 1st, 2017

Wanted: Junior Copywriter, GKV, Baltimore

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Ken Dennison, ACD at GKV in Baltimore, is on the hunt for a junior writer. From GKV: “GKV Baltimore is looking for a junior writer with the talent and the nerve to challenge the status quo. You’d be working on digital and social, some long form and maybe some broadcast, for a variety of CPG clients. Must be a strategic thinker and a tireless worker. Egos are welcome, as long as you back it up. If you’re a recent ad school graduate with great student work, we want you. If you’ve been working for a year or two but you’re not growing, we want you. GKV is a fun, collaborative, supportive environment. Unless you’re a Steelers or Yankees fan.

Specifics:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ad School grad or 1-2 years at an agency
  • Will pay reasonable moving expenses”

For more info or to apply, email Ken at: ken.dennison@gkv.com

Or snail mail to: Ken Dennison ACD, GKV, 1500 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD, 21230

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