Hi! I'm Stephie Coplan. I was born and raised in Washington, DC, but was inculcated with a deep love of Canada by (inexplicably?) Canada-positive American parents. I surprised no one by moving to Toronto in 2017, where I'm currently an associate creative director/copywriter at an independent agency called The Garden.
Before I fell in love with advertising, I was a one-hit wonder with a single that charted on rock radio in the States for one strange, glorious week in 2012. As it turns out, songwriting and copywriting aren't so different. Just like every pop song pretty much says the same thing ("I love you," "I hate you," "let's get wasted"), every ad says, "buy this product." So when I started writing my first ads, I was already used to having x-amount of space to convey a certain message, and finding interesting new ways to say it every time.
I don't miss the music industry, but I am grateful for everything it taught me about taking initiative, commanding a room, and listening to feedback (from humans, not microphones).
In my free time, I write and produce my own songs, practice celebrity voice impressions, agonize over crossword puzzles, talk to my dog about politics, hate-watch "The Bachelor," and teach at Miami Ad School.
I also like board games, open mic nights, Mission-style burritos, old "Twilight Zone" episodes, lattes, the 1970s, science fiction, drum solos, hoppy craft beer, Fountains of Wayne, animation, pinball, and people who quote "The Simpsons" in everyday conversation.
I'm down to chat about pretty much anything. I especially love hearing from students.
Here are some things I'm happy to do:
critique your portfolio
help you network, if I can
shoot the shit
Here are some things I'm happy to do if you pay me:
help you put a copywriting portfolio together
work with you on a freelance project
write you a custom song/jingle
Hit me up for rates and availability.