IT STARTS IN AUSTIN >
I was performing with a few dance companies (stages not poles) and freelancing for agencies with acronyms, like GSD&M. After several years and many dear friends later, I relocated to New York to work in the digital space at Modem NY (now Publicis Modem). We pitched, we built, we won stuff. To name a few: Snickers, Delta, Christie's, Enterprise, Heineken & others. Meanwhile, I'd help out friends with copy or creative. Then it became lucrative.
ENTER FREELANCE LIFE >
Next it was NYC agencies like MDC Partners, Publicis, Geometry Global, Pompei A.D., R/GA, Huge, Razorfish, Digitas, as well as client-side, boutique shops, design firms, fashion houses, and inside the belly of the giant-lesson-learner-world of start-ups. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with global brands like Skype, Nike, Target, and L'Oréal to name a few. I added "perma-lancer" to my vocabulary, and more acronyms like CD or ACD, depending on the agency structure.
KEEP AUSTIN, I MEAN PORTLAND, WEIRD >
After growing a couple of kids in the woods of New Hampshire, my director hubby and I were ready for the next chapter. We packed up the Clampetts family F150 with grandma and two doodles, and headed to work with the fine folks of Grady Britton, Portland. As a CD/writer for this B Corp. creative shop, I’ve learned how to juggle accounts, manage teams, develop agency processes, and help grow a creative department. Highlights of some award-winning work have been for Travel Portland, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Women's Healthcare Associates, and Bob's Red Mill to name a few. After four years and family tugging at my timesheet, I've found my way back to the land of freedomlancing.
TITLES ASIDE >
I still love to swing a hammer—write and come up with ideas. If you have a project that you'd like to talk about, reach out.
MC JONES >
Creative Director • Concepts & Copy
(917) 207. 6563