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HELLO!

HELLO!

I'M STEPHIE.

I'M STEPHIE.

I'm an associate creative director and writer in Los Angeles, California.

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Growing up in Washington, D.C., I enjoyed drawing, singing, and, like most children, brand storytelling.

In fact, I won my first advertising award when I was 6.

But advertising was the furthest thing from my mind as a rebellious, sexually active teen with cool interests and dangerous friends.

After college, I moved to New York and started a band. Our lives changed overnight when we released our single, "Jerk."

My favorite things about having a band had always been the creative part (songwriting) and the really creative part (marketing).

Over the next seven years, I:

moved to

Toronto

We charted at #15 on rock radio, which allowed me to quit my job and tour* for two years.

*live in my car

So when I discovered copywriting and advertising, I fell in love.

moved back

to Toronto

moved to San Francisco to work at Apple headquarters in Cupertino while I waited for a new work visa

moved to LA

learned how to make great work on small budgets, won awards, and taught at Miami Ad School

and that brings us to

this very moment!

In my free time, I read, write songs, hike, attempt the New York Times crossword puzzles, and hang out with my dog, Scrabble. 

Resume

Experience

Liquid Sunshine
Associate Creative Director
Los Angeles, CA
2021 - literally right now

The Garden
Associate Creative Director
Toronto, ON
2020 - 2021

Miami Ad School
Teacher: "Ideas First"
Toronto, ON, Canada
2020 - 2021

Leo Burnett
Senior Copywriter
Toronto, ON
2019 - 2020

john st.
Copywriter
Toronto, ON
2017 - 2019

Apple, Inc.
Freelance Writer
Cupertino, CA
2016 - 2017

KBS (now Forsman + Bodenfors)
Copywriter
Toronto, ON
2015 - 2016

Account Executive
New York, NY
2014 - 2015

Stephie Coplan + The Pedestrians
Frontperson/singer/songwriter/pianist
March 2011 – January 2014


Skills

Logic Pro, piano, singing, songwriting, jingle writing, music production, basic Photoshop, photography

Education

Tufts University
B.A., Philosophy
2005 – 2009, cum laude

Recognition

  • 2021 Communication Arts (Annual 62)
  • 2021 LIA: Bronze (TV/Cinema - Public Service/NGO/Charities Campaign)
  • 2021 LIA: Finalist (TV/Cinema - Tone of Voice)​
  • 2021 Canadian Marketing Awards: Bronze (Retail - Business Impact) 
  • 2021 Canadian Marketing Awards: Silver (Social Causes - Business Impact)
  • 2021 Marketing Awards - Bronze
  • 2021 ADCC* - Gold (The Michael O'Reilly Award: Best Copywriting, Digital)
  • 2021 ADCC* - Bronze
  • 2021 The One Show - merit (Film under 50K)
  • 2021 AdRodeo judge: Anvil Awards
  • 2020 Creative Report Card - #61 copywriter in Canada
  • 2019 Cannes: Sustainable Goals - shortlist
  • 2019 Communication Arts, Advertising Annual 60
  • 2019 Marketing Awards - Gold
  • 2019 Marketing Awards - Silver
  • 2019 Strategy Awards - Silver
  • 2019 One Show finalist
  • 2018 Cannes: Health - shortlist
  • 2018 ADCC* - Gold
  • 2018 ADCC* - Silver
  • 2018 ADCC* - Merit
  • 2018 Canadian Marketing Awards - Silver
  • 2018 Strategy Awards - Silver
  • 2015 Obie - Gold
  • "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (6/7/21)
  • Entertainment Tonight (Canada)
  • AdWeek
  • AdAge
  • Curiocity
  • TrendHunter
  • Muse by Clio
  • Breakfast Television Toronto
  • Little Black Book Online
  • The Drum
  • Strategy Magazine
  • Mashable
  • High Snobriety
  • Hypebeast
  • Design Taxi
  • Business Insider
  • People Magazine
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Fast Company
  • Toronto Star
  • Huffington Post
  • Narcity
  • BlogTO
  • Toronto CityNews TV
  • CTV
  • The Message
*Advertising & Design Club of Canada