Aug 2018 to now:
Copywriter at Juliet Creative.
Nov 2017 to Aug 2018:
Copywriter at Bensimon Byrne.
June 2016 to Nov 2017:
Copywriter at J. Walter Thompson Canada.
July 2014 to June 2016:
Copywriter at Leo Burnett Canada. I started as an intern who was excited about free food scraps and soon became a full-timer who was excited about free food scraps. I helped win some things that have not helped my parents understand what I do:
Young Lions - Print, Silver
Media Innovation Awards - Integrated Campaign, Gold
ADCC Awards - Shortlist
I got my Bachelor of Design degree from OCAD U with a major in Advertising and a minor in Creative Writing.
I finished the Advertising program as an ‘Advertising Thesis Master’, which meant a lot at the time and not that much now.
2009 - 2014:
I worked as a Marketing Coordinator at Euroseal Ltd., a window manufacturer in the GTA. I ran the telemarketing and sales department. Memoir about my experiences there coming Spring 2055.
I was a graphic/web designer at a small design shop called Media Incite. It was a pre-OCAD warm up.
I was in CyberARTS since grade 7, a creative program for nerdy creative kids to do nerdy creative things together. The skills I developed allowed me to start my first business: Darya's Report Card Photoshop Service, most popular with the offspring of strict immigrant parents like my own. It was truly the creative peak of my adolescence.
So small. Yet so self-aware.