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May 22nd, 2017

John Kastanes

maxwell

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 3rd, 2017

John Dolab & Chip Kettering

farmers

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

January 23rd, 2017

Steve Grimes

termites

Steve is a copywriter/creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas. All kinds of killer projects on his site, from “Nothing good happens after midnight. Except Denny’s.” to “Hacker” for Motel 6 (so perfectly relevant at the time of this posting!). Don’t miss his terrifying “Termites are monsters” spot for Terminix (above). Yikes!

Portfolio: stevegrimescreative.com

June 23rd, 2016

Alison Hammer

fish

Alison is a copywriter/CD at MARC USA in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s got a crazy variety of projects up on her site, including online videos for verisign that look like they would have been a blast to shoot. “Ok, fish—hit him!” Also, don’t miss her Hate Mail page. We’ve all gotten it. Nice to see it proudly displayed.

Portfolio: alisonhammer.com

May 2nd, 2016

Matt Everts

Joe

Matt is a copywriter/Associate “Big Kahuna” at FCB in Chicago. Going through his site, MC laughed out loud about a thousand times. So much hilarity. That includes the site itself, which is a menu for Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine. Don’t miss his Joe Boxer Holiday spots (if you haven’t seen them already). Genius.

Portfolio: gaylordfineindiancuisine.com

March 14th, 2016

Alf Zapata

cow

Alf is a copywriter at The Richards Group in Dallas. Lots of hilarity on his site, including the above post for Chick-fil-A, which is so stupid it’s genius. Alf also has one of the most delicious sizzle reels in the history of sizzle reels. You can almost smell it.

Portfolio: alfonso-zapata.squarespace.com

April 10th, 2015

Kim Sheffield

goodwill

Kim is a new copywriter at FCB Chicago after graduating from Chicago Portfolio School. So cool to see her student portfolio right after graduation—and then get to see it again in a year or two, after some time at FCB. Can’t wait to see what she does!

Portfolio: kimberlyrsheffield.com

November 19th, 2014

Craig Pines

ford

Craig is a copywriter/SVP/ACD at Team Detroit in New York. As you might guess, his site (Cargo) features lots of auto projects, including Ford, Jeep, and Chrysler. He’s also included an old-school campaign for F&M Drug Stores featuring F&M President Dale Ward. Back in the day!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/craigpines

October 14th, 2014

Mike Schneberg

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Mike is a copywriter at mcgarrybowen in NYC. His About Me page is awesome and hilarious. (Click on the secret baby to see his stuff from portfolio school.) Don’t miss his Motorola Electrify X campaign, Shedding Its Excess, specifically the third video featuring a … cat video … DING. Winner! Plus, it’s a fat cat. Stuck in a door. So good.

Portfolio: mikeschneberg.com

July 22nd, 2013

Carolyn Bergen

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Carolyn is a writer/group creative director at mcgarrybowen Chicago. Ton of work on her site for big name bevs like Crystal Light and Maxwell House. Beach Body (above) for Crystal Light is hilarious. The CL drinker’s delivery of “I can help you with that” and “I’m gonna get wet” are so perfect. Nice.

Portfolio: carolynbergen.com

 

June 5th, 2013

Charlie Noback

Charlie is a freelance copywriter/CD in Los Angeles. As a full-time freelancer, he’s added a couple of little extras to his site that are pretty key. Check out this Testimonials link. He’s got 10+ quotes, not too long, super easy to nav, that say a lot about him. His contact info (phone and email) are right up top, in a universal header. And his About Us page is no-nonsense, just the facts. A very clean, well-organized, hard-working site. Nice.

Portfolio: charlienoback.com

October 17th, 2012

Lane Mitchell

Lane is a copywriter/ACD at Critical Mass in NYC, formerly at mcgarrybowen, Digitas, Hill Holiday, and FCB. Like many writers, he’s done some interesting stuff on the side, too. Like being Editor of Capital, a lifestyle magazine for the financial services industry. You can click through an issue in the Editorial section of Lane’s site. Very cool.

Portfolio: lanemitchell.com

August 26th, 2011

Rob Jamieson

Rob is a copywriter/CD on IBM at Ogilvy in NYC. His whole portfolio (minus one campaign) is IBM and it rocks. Some people worry about working too long on one brand. But if it’s an awesome brand, and you make awesome work, what’s better than that?

Portfolio: rob-jamieson.com

August 1st, 2011

Jeremy Chin

Jeremy is a West Coast freelance copywriter. He shares a site with NYC-based AD Marcio Kelmanson. Every once in a while, MC finds a site that just kicks our collective ass. This is one of those. The ideas are stellar. The writing is awesome. The art direction is beautiful.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/jeremarcio

July 13th, 2011

Kathleen Tax

Kathleen is a copywriter/ACD at DDB Chicago. Someday, MC is going to move to Chicago just to see what a real TV commercial budget feels like. We’re guessing pretty nice. Great to see some Chicago sites starting to come MC’s way.

Portfolio: kathleentax.com

June 27th, 2011

Geoff McCartney

Geoff is a copywriter/CD/VP at DDB in Chicago. His portfolio is sick, especially the writing. And that includes work for clients one might not consider “sick” creative opportunities. Just goes to show. Tip ‘o the hat, Mr. McCartney.

Portfolio: geoffmccartney.com

May 13th, 2011

Craig Miller (Chicago)

Craig is a copywriter/CD in Chicago. (Not to be confused with Craig Miller at CP+B.) On his home page, you’ll find a personal manifesto of sorts – Craig’s likes, dislikes and beliefs. Including this: “Ellipses in headlines are my kryptonite.” Couldn’t agree more, sir.

Portfolio: web.mac.com/miller_craig

May 11th, 2011

Dov Zmood

Dov is a copywriter/ACD at Ogilvy in NYC. Over the past ten years, he’s also done time at R/GA, FCB, TBWA, and JWT Melbourne. His site is loaded with awesome work, and a ton of it. Lots of which MC hadn’t seen before, like the above campaign for Maxwell House. Yawning IS ugly.

Portfolio: dovzmood.net

March 30th, 2011

Carol Saraiva

Carol is a copywriter in São Paulo, Brazil. Sometimes you see an ad or a spot and you think to yourself, “How the heck have I not thought of doing that before?” Check out Carol’s Crazy About Ketchup spot for Hellman’s. How the heck have you not thought of doing that before?

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/carolsaraiva

February 7th, 2011

Rob Rooney

Rob is a copywriter/CD in NYC. There are fewer and fewer portfolio sites that feel like someone made them from scratch. Rob’s site is one of the few, and it’s just awesome.

Portfolio: robrooney.com

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