Eric D. Ellis
Office: (208) 344-2797
Cell: (208) 559-2478
eric@elliscreative.net
5341 N. Creswell Ave.
Boise, ID 83713

Objective

To serve the advertising/marketing industry with creative services and copywriting skills gained through years of agency experience

Experience

Ellis Creative, Boise, ID 2005-Present
Freelance Copywriter
  • Apply unique brand of imagination to create stand-out ad concepts that inspire action
  • Collaborate with designers and write rich, descriptive copy for all media across the traditional/non-traditional spectrum
  • Serve the creative needs of ad agencies and corporate marketing departments in Idaho and Central California
Armadillo Advertising, Fresno, CA 2003-2005
Creative Director
  • Developed creative concepts and wrote copy for boutique ad agency
  • Worked with Art Director to create attention-getting ads in traditional and non-traditional media
  • Wrote, produced and directed award-winning Radio and TV spots
  • Managed agency job list and facilitated job flow
  • Served clients from industries including Insurance, Auto Maintenance, Tourism/Hospitality, Finance, Medical Care, Civic Government and more
Jeffrey/Scott Advertising, Fresno, CA 2000-2003
Copywriter
  • Collaborated with graphic artists and wrote engaging, descriptive copy for brochures, retail packaging, outdoor, newspaper, and magazine ads
  • Wrote quality radio and TV spots, produced and directed recording, filming and editing sessions
  • Created effective ad messages for RV and Auto Retail, Home Development, Tourism/Hospitality, Entertainment, Agriculture and other industries
  • Researched and wrote daily radio feature highlighting local history
  • Performed copy editing and proofreading tasks
The Arbiter, Boise, ID 1995-1999
Staff Writer/Cartoonist
  • Created weekly comic strip
  • Wrote pieces ranging from humorous columns to news articles

Education

Boise State University, Boise, ID 1994-1999 English Literature
  • Studied the art of fine writing
  • Developed writer's chops while crafting academic papers, fiction pieces and research presentations
  • Trained in language history, linguistics, grammar, punctuation and editing

Awards

Awarded nine Gold ADDYs by the Fresno Advertising Federation, one Silver ADDY by the American Advertising Federation, District 14 (Northern California District)