Full name

Joshua Allen

Title

Copywriter

Blurb

You need words? I got words. Incandescent, prolix, zaftig. Plenty more where those came from.

Biography

My favorite show when I was a kid was a sitcom called Bosom Buddies. One of the buddies put his literary dreams on hold to work as a copywriter at an ad agency. I didn't even know that was a thing! But I saw my destiny writ large there upon the small screen, right next to Tom Hanks dressed as a lady.

So here we are. Over a decade of writing for agencies and websites and entrepreneurs. Commercials, brochures, billboards, rebrands, games, animated GIFs. Work for huge scary multinational conglomerates and tiny adorable one-person startups. Massive, award-winning concepts and so-so subject lines. Phone apps and Preparation H.

Clients

Advil Avaya California Pizza Kitchen CDW Cisco Dell Delta Ford GE GM Groupon Heineken IBM Kraft Marriott Microsoft NBC Philips Quiznos Rdio Sony Wired

Experience

Head Writer

Sandwich Video

Los Angeles, CA · 2014 – Present

I write videos. Other people make my fetid dream-visions a reality.

Freelance Writer

Joshua Allen LLC

Denver, CO · 2011 – 2014

Worked with agencies all over the country to develop content marketing. Mostly online. Mostly videos.

Senior Copywriter

Leopard

Denver, CO · 2008 – 2011

Created brochures, sites, videos, games and sales enablement tools for clients like IBM, CDW, SAP and Covidien.

Senior Copywriter

McClain Finlon

Denver, CO · 2007 – 2008

Developed the new, simplified voice of Dell. Translated a slew of complex technical content into plain English.

Content Director

Malenke Barnhart

Denver, CO · 2006 – 2007

Managed the content team, oversaw all copy written by the agency, developed creative for Qwest, Quiznos, Ford and others.

Senior Copywriter

Modem Media

Norwalk, CT · 2003 – 2006

Hand-crafted online marketing, sites, games and email for Delta, Kraft, Heineken and GM.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, English

UCLA

Los Angeles, CA · 1991 – 1994