SKILLS
• Thinking up ideas
• Convincing people to buy things
• Working with people to come up with the best ways to convince people to buy things
• Making people laugh
• Making people think
• Not taking it too seriously
• Being constantly amazed by the human condition
• Kicking ass on an almost daily basis


WHERE I PAID TO LEARN STUFF
University of Kansas
Master of Science, Journalism

Wichita State University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

 

Meet Joel.

WHAT I DO
I think about things and come up with ideas, then I write stuff down in different formats to convince people to think about buying things they need or want. All while hitting deadlines.

WHERE I’VE DONE IT
Freelance Copywriter (2010 – present)
The companies I work for include:

  • Dockyard Apparel, Canton, OH (2016)
  • CTE Learning, Olathe, KS (2016)
  • Solomon Corporation, Solomon, KS (2016)
  • EXIT Realty Blues City, Memphis, TN (2016)
  • Keypath Education, Lenexa, KS (2013-2014, 2016)
  • The Personal Marketing Company, Overland Park, KS (2013-2014)
  • Kleen Stripe, Wichita, KS (2015-2016)
  • Trailside RV, Independence, MO (2013)
  • Country Kids Day Care, Lenexa, KS (2010-2011)

Senior Copywriter, Gragg Advertising (2014-2016)
Clients included: Topsy’s, Federal Home Loan Bank - Chicago, Boston College, Kearney Trust Company

Copywriter, Deluxe Corporation (2011-2012)
Clients included: Two Fat Guys, Denver Sausage Company, Celeste Hynick Architect, AT&T

Community Manager, Powerhouse Marketing (2009-2011)
Clients included: MacFarlane Group,  Extreme Limousine, Rancher's Gourmet, Text 2 Fitness, Digital Current.

Owner/Manager, Kyle’s Tap Room (2002-2008)

Special Sections Editor, Kansas City Star (1999-2001)

Advertising Designer, Kansas City Star (1994-1999)