March 22nd, 2017
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.
February 24th, 2017
Since his last post on MC a little over two years ago (01.26.15), Ben has gone freelance and added a bunch of new work to his site—including “Amanda Cerny 19th Century Striptease” for Smith & Forge Hard Cider (above). Nice. Ben also does VO work, including national TV campaigns for Old Dominion, McDonald’s, and 24 Hour Fitness. Time for an update!
February 15th, 2017
David is a freelance copywriter/ACD/stand-up comedian in San Francisco. Since his last post on MC (11.06.13), David has focused on comedy and comedy projects—and his site totally reflects that. Which is both awesome and once again proves MC’s theory that drummers, surfers and comedians make great copywriters. Killer projects up and down his site, but don’t miss his first link, Stand-Up Comedy. So funny.
February 6th, 2017
Reagan is a senior copywriter/ACD in New York. So many killer projects on her site. Peyton Manning for DIRECTV, “Never Again” for PIXMA, Nexcare Nana vs. Car Wash, and the one and only MC Hammer for Command Hooks (above). Dig it!
January 23rd, 2017
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!
January 11th, 2017
New copywriters! Nothing MC likes better. Ladies and gents, below are links to four Creative Circus December 2016 graduating writer portfolio sites:
Jessica Hartman (copywriter) – jessicadawnhartman.com
Sydney Langway (copywriter) – sydneylangway.com
Dan Lemaux (copywriter) – danlemaux.com
Estephania Martin (copywriter) – estephaniamartin.com
January 10th, 2017
December 2016 Creative Circus Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of eight art director grads. Can’t wait to see where they’re gonna land!
Lauren Adams (art director) – laurenbrookeadams.com
Michelle Bird (art director) – michellelouisebird.com
Leslie Graham (art director) – leslyegraham.com
Sally Mills (art director) – stuffbysally.com
Chidalu Montanya (art director) – chidalu.com
Derek Smith (art director) – derekcsmith.com
Shannon Steger (art director) – shannonsteger.com
John Wood (art director) – johnleowood.com
January 6th, 2017
Candice is a new art director in Chicago after recently graduating from Chicago Portfolio School. Don’t miss her projects for the Talkspace app (above, online access to therapists) and Kotex “Congrats, you’re not pregnant!” greeting cards. Such a funny idea. How are those not a thing yet?
January 4th, 2017
Mark is a senior integrated copywriter at MDG in Boca Raton, Florida. He’s gone full Florida 80’s retro with both the URL and design of his site, including the tag: “Creating Words and Ideas in America’s Weirdest State.” That’s a lot of portfolio site bravery, Mr. Trueblood. Respect.
November 16th, 2016
Nothing MC loves more than posting the portfolio sites of brilliant new copywriters. Ladies and gents, below are links to 11 Chicago Portfolio School Fall 2016 graduating writers (in alphabetical order):
Sarah Bass (copywriter) – sarahrbass.com
Olivia Crandall (copywriter) – oliviacrandall.com
Kaitlynn Frank (copywriter) – kaitlynnfrank.com
Chris Glascock (copywriter) – glascockforcopywriter.com
Cole Hintz (copywriter) – medium.com/cole-hintz
Scott Mendlinger (copywriter) – scottmendlinger.com
Kevin Murray (copywriter) – kevinmurraydotcomwastaken.com
Brett Rimkus (copywriter) – brettrimkus.com
Shawn Rudolph (copywriter) – shawnrudolphcreative.com
Nika Sagalchik (copywriter) – nikachik.com
James Scharfe (copywriter) – jimscharfecreative.com
Angela Williams (copywriter) – angeladwilliams.com
November 15th, 2016
Fall 2016 Chicago Portfolio School Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of seven September art director grads. Get ’em while they’re hot!
Allie Hunt (art director) – alliehuntad.com
Chris Kilmer-Lipinski (art director) – chriskilmerlipinski.com
Danny O’Donnell (art director) – danny-odonnell.com
Madeline Reusch (art director) – maddiereusch.com
Candice Schlax (art director) – candiceschlax.com
Jake Starr (art director) – jake-starr.com
James Stolbom (art director) – jamesstolbom.com
November 14th, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of September 2016 Chicago Portfolio School grads: designers (Monday), art directors (Tuesday), and copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats to all!
Elise McIntyre (designer) – elisemcintyre.com
Jen Mulvihill (designer) – jenmulvihill.com
Raina Shannon (designer) – rainashannon.com
Vicki Wrobel (designer) – vickiwrobel.com
October 26th, 2016
Mike is a copywriter at VML in NYC where he helped create the above Moto Dojo campaign highlighting Motorola’s Moto Action. There are times when every copywriter gets lost in the grind of penning 500 tags for some new product that doesn’t really need a tag and questions, “Why? Is this really a job? Is what I do worthy of my short time on this planet?” Then comes along a project like Mike’s Moto Dojo and it all goes out the window. Of course this isn’t a real job. Look at what we do. And yet, somehow, they pay us. Shhh.
October 18th, 2016
Calli graduated from Chicago Portfolio School earlier in the year and is now a junior copywriter at mcgarrybowen in Chicago. Her portfolio is still mostly fun spec projects (so cool to see what gets a CPS grad into a shop like mcgarrybowen), and the first celebrates Waffle House servers as saints. Probably more than Waffle House would go for in the real world—but they should totally do the candles for employee of the month. Also on Calli’s site is a campaign for MOBA (above), the Museum Of Bad Art, which MC never knew existed. Hello, road trip.