Hello

I'm Stefan, a copywriter/CD from Scotland. First and foremost, I'm a problem solver. I believe copy—and indeed, communications on the whole—should speak to people, not at them.

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WORK

2022

VP, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR - AREA 23

Work in 'The Bank', a small team of creatives focused entirely on concepting, tactical ideation, and internal projects. Exposure across disease states and products.

 

2013- Present

FREELANCE COPYWRITER/CREATIVE

Fingerpaint, Area 23, Klick, and others.

2021

VP, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR - AREA 23

Led a large brand in the rheumatology/nephrology space at the #1 ranked healthcare agency in the world.

2017 - 2021

ACD/COPYWRITER/BRAND STRATEGY - FINGERPAINT

Pretty weird mix. All the usual stuff (managing day-to-day brands, launches, concepting, pitches, execution). In the last year, switched to be the sole member of the ‘Wave’ team. Focused entirely on juicy creative opportunities across the agency. Fill the time with brand strategy.

2015 - 2016

MARKETING DIRECTOR - COST2BUILD UK

Moved a startup from launch to seven figures in 14 months, spending under £5k in the process.

2013 - 2014

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - MEDIA LOGIC

Utility man at an agency specializing in financial services/healthcare. Combo of client relations and project management.

AWARDS

FUTURE FAMER - MEDICAL ADVERTISING HALL OF FAME

NATIONAL STUDENT ADVERTISING COMPETITION - AAF - 2nd PLACE

LOCKERBIE/SYRACUSE SCHOLAR

RECOGNIZED BY:

Manny Awards

MM&M Awards

Shorty Awards

Global Awards

Rx Club

PM360 Awards

ANA B2 Awards

Lurzer's Archive

Ad Age

EDUCATION

2009 - 2013

B.S. ADVERTISING - SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications