Paul Korel

Freelance ACD level interactive/writer

PaulKorel

Atlanta, Georgia

Hi there. Thank you for taking time to get to know me and some of the work I've been part of. Over the past 16 years, advertising (for the most part) has been good to me. That said, I couldn't have accomplished all this alone and am humbly grateful to every art director, creative director, brand planner, production team, account executive and even the often forgotten project manager who's had an integral part in bringing every idea to life.


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EXPERIENCE

  • Freelance Creative
    Southeast
    Sep 2012 - Present
    Knack, LLC
    There's a lot of agencies throughout the southeast. Pitch or project, I've come up with a lot of ideas for many of them.
  • Senior Copywriter
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
    JWT Atlanta
    Clients: BlueCross BlueShield, The United States Marine Corps
  • Senior Copywriter
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
    IQ Interactive
    Clients: Under Armour Combine360, Allstate, Wells Fargo, Pennington Wild Bird Seed
  • Senior Copywriter
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Jun 2009 - Jun 2010
    Digitas
    Clients: SunTrust
  • Copywriter
    Tampa, Florida
    Sep 2007 - Jan 2009
    22Squared
    Clients: Lincoln Financial, Publix, Buffalo Wild Wings, Shoe Carnival,
  • Copywriter
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Jun 2005 - Aug 2007
    Boone\Oakley
    Clients: Bloom Grocery Store, Nascar Craftsman Truck Series, Charlotte Bobcats, South Park Little League, Dialog Communications, Nascar on Speed
  • Intern/Freelance Junior Writer
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Mar 2004 - May 2005
    BBDO Atlanta
    Clients: Cingular Wireless, Georgia Natural Gas, Bayer Lawn & Garden

SCHOOLED

  • Advertising/Public Relations
    Orlando, Florida
    - Dec 2000
    University of Central Florida
    What I learned: A lot about myself. Very little about advertising.
  • A rite of passage to work in a creative department
    Atlanta, Georgia
    The Creative Circus
    What I learned: Concept is king. Color copies get expensive.

HIGH FIVE'S


  • Comm Arts Advertising/Photography Annuals, Effies, Obies, Graphis, Print, Addies, CMYK, Tellys, One Show-The Magazine

  • Multiple Fantasy Football Championships

ON THE SIDE


  • The Creative Circus—Senior Copy Advisor
    I've always wanted to be a leader/teacher/motivator. The Circus gave me the opportunity. For the past six years, I've been dropping words of wisdom doing my part to make advertising better.

  • Dedicated dad
    Father to my sidekick, my pal, my son, Gavin. Caregiver to two extraordinarily needy Pembrooke Welsh Corgi's. Subservient goofball to my wife.