Some clients I’ve worked with: Nokia, HP, Key Bank, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Virgin Radio, California Closets, Power Bar, Yahoo!, General Electric, Microsoft, Andersen Consulting, Viansa Winery, Mabel Chong, Visa.
Senior Copywriter/CD 

EDUCATION B.A., Kalamazoo College, School for the Visual Arts, Bennington Writer's Workshop

Contra Integrated, San Francisco/London, Senior Copywriter/ACD	5/00-Present
•	Write strategy and copy for campaigns across a variety of media: print, radio, collateral, trade, web, etc.
•	Created names for Nokia’s “N-Gage” multi-player gaming phone, and “Gamedeck” category line
•	Strategy, naming, and author of Nokia’s “Solutioneer” concept; developed website presence and re-definition and aim of the business unit
•	Planning experience in non-traditional advertising: mobile, experiential, events, interactive 
•	Accounts:  Nokia, Compaq/HP, Beretta/Sako, Add2Phone, LifePrint, Virgin Radio
•	Co-Creative Director on Nokia “Let’s Network” global campaign, responsible for developing concept, fleshing it out across a variety of media and experiential touch points

California Closets, San Raphael, Freelance Copywriter 10/05-02/06
•	Concepted and wrote current consumer campaign
•	Wrote scripts for the brand offering video
•	Helped launch their Professional Organizer category 

OgilvyOne, San Francisco, Freelance Copywriter   2/05-05/05
•	Concepted and wrote interactive banner ads for Yahoo!, most notably, Yahoo! Auto “Flip” campaign
•	Worked on multiple teams to create ads for Y! Travel, Auto, Messenger 

Mabel Chong, San Francisco, CD and Writer    9/03-Present
•	Handle all outgoing communications and branding for jewelry designer, including:
o	Web, collateral, naming, advertising, PR
o	Tagline, “Uncivilized Elegance,” “Endangered Species” category

Landor Associates, San Francisco, Copywriter/Namer 10/99-5/00
•	Generated names, corporate descriptors, and tag lines for Fortune 1000 companies
•	For General Electric, named the “Reveal” bulb
•	Concept-creation and writing of brand books, video scripts, collateral, packaging material
•	Co-wrote “think pieces” for client internal and external newsletters
•	Accounts:  Microsoft, Lilly, PowerBar, HP, Andersen Consulting, GE, Visa, Key Bank, Wunderman

Viansa Winery, Sonoma, Copy and Speechwriter 	9/98-1/99
•	Responsible for all marketing communications projects, initiating creative branding solutions and new marketing tools
•	Wrote 25-minute speech for owner Sam Sebastiani, delivered to California Press Association
•	Created unique marketing collateral, including maps, guided tours, invitations, and wine labels
•	Publicity, special events, public relations, merchandising

XTRA   I speak some Italian and German, write fiction, am well traveled; I swim in the Bay, know a lot without knowing it all, am a good listener and presenter, and don’t bite around clients.