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My name is Brandon Jessee. Writer.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

APR 2018 - Present
COPYWRITER
FCB CHICAGO
Work on Cottonelle, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Michelob ULTRA. Previous clients include Liquid-Plumr, Samsung, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Cox Internet, and Meow Mix.

SEP 2016 - MAR 2018
ASSOCIATE COPYWRITER
FCB CHICAGO

AUG 2016 - SEP 2016
FREELANCE COPYWRITER
FCB CHICAGO

JUNE 2016 - AUG 2016
COPYWRITING INTERN
FCB CHICAGO

OCT. 2013 - JUNE 2016
BLOG CONTRIBUTOR
MBIRA TECHNOLOGIES
Composed posts about music culture, recordings and gear on the company blog. Generated traffic increase to main music retail site. Interacted with customers, assisting them with their orders and retaining their patronage.

AUG. 2011 - Present
HEAD SONGWRITER/MARKETING MANAGER
CARNIVORES AT GRACE
Established a local band and expanded its scope to a national touring act. Executed the design, creation and distribution of band merchandise. Organized concerts and tours, promoted through social media and personally designed flyers. Directed audio recordings in professional studios

OCT. 2011 – FEB. 2013
CONSULTANT TO AGENCY FUNCTIONS
DEPT. OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Conducted group brainstorming sessions and pitched ideas that resulted in increased agency productivity. Communicated with claimants and assisted them in receiving their weekly benefits.

FEB. 2009 – MAY 2009
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
FSVIEW & FLAMBUEA
Developed original topics for weekly opinion pieces. Designed article headlines to draw readers’ attention.

EDUCATION

JOB PROPULSION LAB
Copywriting Program
2015-2016

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in English/Creative Writing
Minor in Film
2007-2009

FLORIDA INT’L UNIVERSITY
Associate of Arts
2005-2007

AWARDS

Silver 2017 American Advertising Award - Digital Creative Technology, student entry. AAF national show.
Gold 2017 American Advertising Award - Digital Creative Technology, student entry. AAF regional show - tenth district.
Gold 2016 Austin Advertising Federation award - Packaging, student entry.
Silver 2016 Austin Advertising Federation award - Integrated Campaign, student entry.