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Tracy Ball, Senior Copywriter

2359 Railroad Street
Apt. 2406
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Cell/Text: 503-805-1149

Professional Summary

• Decade plus of experience in advertising and marketing copywriting
• Fluent in all formats from digital to print
• National campaign experience
• Strong ad agency background
• Exceptional concepting skills
• Vast experience in writing for both b2c and b2b audiences
• Worked with both small and large agencies and businesses
• Won multiple awards


Smith Brothers Advertising
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Copywriter
Concepting and copywriting for several of the agency’s consumer packaged goods clients including Sahale Snacks and RW Knudsen juice. Worked on four new business pitches and also wrote for The Art Institutes, the agency’s biggest client. Project work included integrated campaigns, website concepts and content, social media, print ads and taglines.

Freelance Copywriting

Portland, Oregon
Concepting and copywriting for creative agencies and both small and large businesses. Wrote for HTC Phones, TriMet public transit, Adidas, Pendleton Woolen Mills, NW Natural Gas, Anthro Furniture, and several established and start-up retail dot-coms. Project work includes magazine campaigns, brochures, ecommerce, website concepts and content, web banner campaigns, taglines and product naming.

Anthro Furniture Corporation
Tualatin, Oregon
In-House Copywriter
Served as a one-person creative agency responsible for national campaigns with placement in Wired and MacWorld magazines. Also created campaigns tailored to more specific markets like radiology. Wrote web copy, web banners, direct mail, e-mail marketing, tradeshow signage, taglines and product names.

Freelance Copywriting
Portland, Oregon
Brought in to work on new business pitches by ad agencies. Work was both web and print based and clients included Freightliner Trucks and Harsch Investments.

HMH Advertising
Portland, Oregon
Senior Copywriter
For several years served as the sole copywriter for the agency working directly in partnership with the creative director. Concepted and wrote for a wide variety of clients including West Coast Bank, Louisiana-Pacific, Freightliner, and the Oregon Fryer Commission. Won several awards including the Northwest Addys and the Oregonian’s Newsies.

Young & Laramore
Indianapolis, Indiana
Junior Copywriter
Agency was retail focused with clients ranging from the fast food chain Steak ‘n Shake to McNamara Florist and Colorado Steakhouse. Work included billboards, print ads, in-store promotions, television and radio.

(More employment history available upon request.)

Computer Skills
• Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud
• Adobe InDesign
• Content Management Systems
• MS Office
• Powerpoint
• SEO Certification
• Clever researcher
• 55 wpm typing


The Portfolio Center
Atlanta, Georgia
The Copywriting Program
A two-year advertising boot camp/graduate school.

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Advertising.


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