Hi! I'm Stephie Coplan. I'm an associate creative director/writer at an independent agency in Toronto called The Garden. I walk among the Canadians—shopping at their stores, breathing their air, eating their poutine—but I actually just moved here a few years ago. I'm happy to get a Zoom beer with you sometime and tell you all about how I went from being born and raised in Washington, DC, to working in-house at Apple in California, to finally ending up here in America's Hat. But the short version is: I've just always really liked Canada and was curious about living here, so I made it happen. 

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, agonize over crossword puzzles, talk to my dog about politics, hate-watch "The Bachelor," make sweet '90s playlists, research the world's best burritos, and teach at Miami Ad School.

WORK

FUN

LECTURES

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: 

  • tutor you 

  • 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. 

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