• Fresh thinking & language, curiosity & culture
• Conceptual, strategic ideas
• A storyvore—I love to write—brand work, integrated campaigns, taglines, scripts, websites, experiential—& poetry when no one’s looking (or paying)
• Pitch-happy. Seasoned presenter. Budget conscious.
• Listening. To C-level Execs, kiddos, strangers, rain and Funk
• B corp., big agency, start-up, non-profit & client-side savvy
• Leading accounts & driving a creative vision—from small budgets to $800k annual business
• Developed agency-wide process plan with Executive Leadership
• Commitment to excellence in everything I touch. Especially in Jenga
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/ ACD/ SR. WRITER > Grady Britton, PORTLAND, OREGON, 2015-2019
SR. WRITER/ CD, FREELANCE > Skype, Nike, razorfish, Publicis, MDC Partners, R/GA, HUGE, Digitas, Geometry Global, Tribal DDB, New York & Boston, 2002-2015
SR. WRITER/ ACD > Publicis Modem Media, New York & East Norwalk, 2000-2002
COPYWRITER/ FREELANCE > GSD&M, et al., Austin, 1996-2000
PROFESSIONAL DANCER > Bruce Wood Dance Company, Ariel Dance Theater, Tapestry, Austin, 1996-2000
HOSPITALITY—1 Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott, Starwood
TECH—Skype, Amplify, IBM
RETAIL—Target, Nike, PBTeen, Aveda, Ann Taylor, Adidas
TRAVEL & TOURISM—Travel Portland, Brand USA, Delta, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Marriott
CPG—Bob’s Red Mill, Unilever, Snickers, Kraft, Lipton, Coke (Red), Heineken
LUXURY—Christie’s, Perrier-Jouët, D’Usse, elit by Stoli, Audi, Miriam Haskell
BEAUTY—Aveda, L’Oréal, Estee Lauder, CHANEL, Lancôme, Maybelline
HEALTHCARE—Aflac, Women’s Healthcare Associates, Merck
NON-PROFIT/ B CORP—Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Boys & Girls Club, Herb Pharm, NHPR
New England College > M.F.A in Creative Writing: Poetry
Loyola University > B.A. Double major: Philosophy & Communications.
Tulane University > Dance minor. Newcomb Dance Company.
Industry honors > Cooper Hewitt National Design Design Awards Gallery. Communication Arts Advertising Annual. Print Design Annual. HOW. Cannes Cyber Lion, Target Design For All, Bronze E-commerce; Adtech Best Consumer Web site and Best of Show; WebAwards Outstanding Web site, Target. Snickers, Eyeblaster of the Year. ADDYs Austin, San Antonio (gold, silver).
Artsy fartsy > Featured artist on NPR’s All Things Considered. Poetry appears in Berkeley Poetry Review, Poetry International, elimae, The Cultural Society, Zone 3 & others. Classically-trained dancer.
Photography shows > White Flag Pop-up Gallery, Manchester Arts Commission Cultural Diversity Town Hall, TedX, Manchester, et al.
Life > Mother of two teenage humans, two doodles & friend to struggling orchids