Hi there. I'm Jim, a freelance copywriter/ACD living in NY, but originally from Detroit. Prior to advertising, I wrote

for a travel show in Europe; served as probably-London's-worst bartender; worked as a pseudo gonzo journalist

in Michigan; and went to VCU Brandcenter. I think in that order.

 

I was lucky enough to move to Australia in 2014 when a long-time agency crush (Clemenger BBDO) came calling.

Clems and Australia were amazing, but after two years I moved back stateside to be closer to family. 

Can write normally and in mirror image with both hands. This obviously doesn't guarantee any writing ability,

but does guarantee I can at least write shittily four different ways.

Once slut-shamed a scantily-clad vagabond for hours before realizing I was staring into a mirror.

Was also grazed by a stray bullet once while growing up in Detroit. True story. The slut-shaming thing, not so much.

This may sound cheesy, but I'm really grateful that we get to do what we do. Earlier in my career I don't think I was.

But definitely am now.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Work

 

SID LEE NY

(Feb. '17 – present)

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Can't disclose the client just yet...sorry!

CLEMENGER BBDO 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

(July '14 – Sept. '16)

2015 Campaign Brief Australian Agency of the Year

2016 Campaign Brief Australian Agency of the Year

2016-17 D&AD most awarded agency globally

SENIOR CREATIVE 

Carlton Draught, Child First,

Dulux, Melbourne Comedy Fest,

Mercedes, M&Ms, MLC Retirement, 

National Australia Bank (NAB),

Origin Energy, Pedigree,

Snickers, Strongbow Cider,

Transport Accident Commission (TAC), 

Tourism Victoria, Victoria Bitter,

Virgin Air Australia.

TBWA\CHIAT\DAY NEW YORK 

(Nov. '13 – June '14)

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR 

H&M, Kraft, Planters, Jameson, 

Wall Street Journal, Wheat Thins.

 

BBH NEW YORK

(Nov. '11 – Nov. '13)

2012 Webby Awards Agency of the Year

CREATIVE
AXE, Bailey's, Cole Haan,

Dove Men, Google, Google Chrome,

Johnnie Walker, PlayStation.

CRISPIN PORTER + BOGUSKY, BOULDER

(March '10 – Nov. '11)

2010 Cannes Interactive Agency of the Year

WRITER / SENIOR WRITER / ACD

Amex, AXE, Bing, Best Buy,
Coke Zero, Domino's, Microsoft,
Vitaminwater, Windows Phone.

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BOONEOAKLEY, NC

(Aug. '07 – March '10)

2009 Ad Age Agency of the Year – Southeast

COPYWRITER

Bloom, CarMax, EA Games,

Microsoft, Mizuno, MTV, One Show,
Ruby Tuesday, State Farm. 

Education

 

VCU BRANDCENTER,

Richmond, VA

Master's in Advertising (CW focus)

 

ALBION COLLEGE,

Albion, MI

Bachelor's in English / Journalism

Awards

Emmy nomination (Google Jess Time)

One Show / One Club Best of the Digital Decade (BooneOakley.com)

2016 Campaign Brief – No. 4-ranked creative in Australia

2017 One Show – Gold (Snickers Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Cannes – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 One Show – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 One Show – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 One Show – Silver (Hungerithm)

2017 One Show – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 One Show – Merit (Hungerithm)

2017 One Show – Merit (Hungerithm)

2017 D&AD Awards – Wood Pencil (Hungerithm)

2017 Webby Awards – Best Mobile Campaign (Hungerithm)

2017 Webby Awards – Best in Food & Beverage (Hungerithm)

2017 Effies – Gold (Hungerithm)

2017 Effies - Bronze (Hungerithm)

2017 Effies – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2016 One Show – Film Bronze (TAC Strings)

2016 AWARD Awards – Silver (TAC Strings)

2016 Clios – Bronze (Hungerithm)

2016 Twitter Awards – Gold (Hungerithm)

2016 MIXX Awards – Gold (Hungerithm)

2016 Spikes Asia – Grand Prix, Media (Hungerithm)

2016 Spikes Asia – Grand Prix, Mobile (Hungerithm)

2016 Spikes Asia – Gold, Mobile/Data Insight (Hungerithm)

2016 Spikes Asia – Silver, Integrated Media (Hungerithm) 

2016 Best Ads on TV – Ad of the Week (Hungerithm)

2016 Creativity Pick of the Day (Hungerithm)

2016 Cannes Lions – Film Finalist (TAC Road Toll)

2016 One Show – Film Finalist (TAC Road Toll)

2016 AWARD Awards – Bronze (TAC Road Toll)

2016 AWARD Awards – Silver (TAC Road Toll radio)

2016 Best Ads on TV (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

2015 Clios – Bronze (Victoria Bitter: WWI)

2015 Gunn Report – Top 20 Ads of 2015 (Victoria Bitter: WWI)

2015 Best Ads on TV – Ad of the Week (Victoria Bitter: WWI)

2015 Cannes Lions – Shortlist (TAC Strings)

2015 Adweek – Ad of the Day (TAC Strings)

2015 Best Ads on TV (TAC Strings)

2015 Creativity – Pick of the Day (TAC Strings)

2015 Spikes Asia – Silver Spike (TAC Strings)

2015 Campaign Review (UK) – Ads of the Week (TAC Strings)

2015 Best Ads on TV (TAC Road Toll)

2014 Cannes Lions – Silver (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2014 Clios – Silver (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2014 D&AD In-Book (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2014 FWA – Site of the Day (PlayStation 4 Launch)

2013 AICP / MoMA permanent collection (Google Jess Time)

2013 Art Director's Club – Bronze (Google Jess Time)

2013 Mashable – No. 1 Tear-Jerker Ad of All Time (Google Jess Time)

2013 One Show – Merit (Google Jess Time)

2013 Creativity – Pick of the Day (Google Jess Time)

2013 Webby's – finalist, best copywriting (Google Coffee)
2013 AICP – shortlist, copywriting (Google Coffee)
2011 Adweek – Ad of the Day (Microsoft)
2011 FWA – Site of the Day (TRON)
2011 Creativity – Pick of the Day (TRON)

2011 MIXX Awards – Gold (TRON)
2010 Cannes Lions – Gold (BooneOakley)
2010 One Show Interactive – Gold (BooneOakley)
2010 One Show – Silver (BooneOakley)

2010 Andy Awards – Silver (BooneOakley)
2010 Clios – Bronze (BooneOakley)
2010 Webby Award (BooneOakley)
2010 SXSW – Website of the Year (BooneOakley)
2010 FWA – Site of the Month (BooneOakley)
Ad Age – Top 20 Ads on YouTube (BooneOakley)

Businessweek – 21 Ads You Won't Hate (BooneOakley)
Huffington Post – No. 1, Most Innovative Websites Ever (BooneOakley)
Creativity Top 20 – 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Creativity Pick of the Day – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Gold Addy – 2008, 2009, 2010
2007 International Young Guns Competition – Gold

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