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February 1st, 2016

Eric Schlauch

Wolverine

Eric is a copywriter/ACD who just moved from Minneapolis to Portland (and is looking for freelance or full-time). Lots of killer headlines up and down his portfolio, including projects for Raymond James, Kubota, and Wolverine (above). Don’t miss his genius Finnegans Reverse Food Truck. Or his Forever 21 Hologram Runway, so cool.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/ericschlauch

October 23rd, 2014

UPDATE: Nick Hughes

nike

Nick is a copywriter in Portland. Since his last post on MC (04.27.12), he’s got a new WordPress site and a bunch of new projects up on it—including a beautiful site for Nike Better World (from water bottles to performance gear, who knew?). Time for an update!

Portfolio: nickghughes.com

July 28th, 2014

CW Wanted: R/West, Portland

Rwest

Taylor Siolka, copywriter/ACD at R/West in Portland, is looking for a junior-to-mid level copywriter to join their team. From Taylor: “Work: We move fast and let creative lead the way. We’re constantly producing the content our clients need in this crazy age of YouTube. And with a former copywriter as our CEO, we keep one goal in mind: make killer work.

Culture: We like to reward ourselves for hard work. Visit our Facebook page to see some of the shenanigans we get into (like creating an ice sculpture of Ice Man for a rooftop screening of Top Gun): facebook.com/rwestmktg

We’re looking for a junior-to-mid level copywriter to join our staff. Someone who wants to make things. Great things. Willing to work hard and happy to celebrate it. Email TaylorS@r-west.com with URL or PDF portfolio. No calls please, we’re too busy being awesome.”

April 29th, 2014

UPDATE: Jim Terry

cow

Since his last post on MC (03.26.12), Jim has moved from Portland to SoCal and added some new work to his site. Time for an update! It should also be noted that Jim is an Oregon grad, as is MC. So, while he’s now living the high life in Hermosa Beach or wherever, his head is firmly on the ground. Or his feet. No, his feet are in the sand. His head, then. On the ground. (Ahem.) Go Ducks!

Portfolio: themothership.cc

April 17th, 2014

Taylor Siolka

iceman

Taylor is a copywriter/acd at R/West in Portland. After checking out his portfolio (don’t miss the First Tech spot with the pen, “A pen. Notice anything different about it? No chain attached.” Yes.), click over to his Culture page and behold Cruisedays On The Roof, which is all about watching Tom Cruise movies on the agency roof. (See Ice Man ice sculpture above.) Warning: there’s a tight-whitey shot halfway down the page.

Portfolio: taylorsiolka.com

November 19th, 2012

CW Wanted: The VIA Agency, Portland ME

Kara Howard, Recruiting Specialist at The Via Agency in Portland, ME, is looking for a copywriter. (Click on the logo above to check out their site. It’s awesome.) From Kara: “The VIA Agency is looking for a Copywriter who doesn’t just dream big but brings big ideas to life. VIA specializes in tackling some of the toughest marketing challenges out there, period. So if you wanna make your mark doing work that is different, and makes a difference, give us a holler. Our clients include Samsung, Friendly’s, Welch’s, LoJack, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Perdue, and a host of other cool brands. Please note that while we are in Portland, Maine, we are an ambitious lot, attracting clients and talent from all over. We are hard workers, fun lovers and straight shooters. Put simply, if you’re smart, curious and one helluva copywriter, we would love to meet with you.”

Email Kara your portfolio/link (no calls, please) at: careers@theviaagency.com

April 27th, 2012

Nick Hughes

Nick is a senior copywriter at Razorfish in Portland. Click into his Print section and ahhh … hello there, copywriting. Nice to see you again. There are a few cities that just seem to make better copywriters: Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland. Nick’s portfolio is proof again.

Portfolio: nickghughes.com

March 26th, 2012

Jim Terry

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.

Portfolio: themothership.cc

March 16th, 2012

Leah Henderson

Leah is a copywriter/CD/creative strategist at HMH in Portland. There’s a crazy variety of work on her site, clients and media—including Archer Farms packaging, Freightliner print, Subway TV, BeerWest digimarc, and pop-up stores for Detroit Diesel truck engines. So 2012. Love it.

Portfolio: HeyLeahHenderson.com

September 14th, 2011

Bill Hollister

Bill is a copywriter/CD in Portland. His portfolio is loaded with awesome campaigns (and a killer one-shot for VW), including some great pro-bono work, which MC loves. Don’t miss the Jack in the Box spot with Jack at his in-laws. Hilarious. So been there.

Portfolio: billhollister.net

August 19th, 2011

Miguel Durão

Miguel is a copywriter at Fullsix Portugal. This is a fun one. Can’t imagine what it was like on the set of his Mostra-me spot. Wow. Also, be sure to watch Miguel’s About Me video. It proves that he’s good with words in a way his work alone never could.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/miguelduraocopywriter

August 18th, 2010

Will Ulbricht

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

February 10th, 2010

Chad Rea

Chad is a freelance copywriter/CD/social brand innovator/entrepreneur in Portland. Before all that, he was a CD at W+K, founder/CD of 86 the onions, and a senior creative at KesselsKramer (Amsterdam), Mother (London), and Pyro (Dallas). Remember Wizard of Oz, when the witch melted? That’s gonna be your brain after about 15 minutes on Chad’s site. I don’t even … I’m not sure if I … but what about … pure awesome.

Portfolio: chadrea.com

February 2nd, 2010

Jed Alger

Jed is a freelance copywriter/CD in Portland, after 12-ish years as a CD at Wieden + Kennedy. If you’ve ever thought this would be an easy little blog to run, if you’ve ever thought, “Oh man, that Siciliano guy has it good!” I simply ask you to go browse Jed’s site and tell me which one piece you would choose to feature. Impossible. This is a brilliant portfolio.

Portfolio: www.jedalger.net

January 18th, 2010

Jessica Vacek

Jessica is a freelance copywriter in Portland, Wieden + Kennedy before that. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Janet Champ fan. So, I do not give out the following compliment lightly. Jessica’s ideas and writing, while completely her own, give me goosebumps in the same way Janet’s do. Her work is honest and beautiful and inspiring and awesome. 

Portfolio: jessvacek.com

December 19th, 2009

Janet Champ

Janet Champ is the reason I’m a copywriter. Period. When I was in Journalism School at U of Oregon, she and AD Charlotte Moore were changing advertising forever with one unbelievably brilliant campaign for Nike Women. For my money, Janet Champ is the best copywriter to ever put a pen to paper. 

Portfolio: champandmoore.com

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