Hey, I'm Doug, a Junior Creative Copywriter.

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I'm in a rush, just give me the basics

I'm a creative copywriter and I really enjoy writing. From a tweet to a novel, I enjoy putting words together to see what happens.

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I'm a creative copywriter currently working in London. Before entering the world of advertising I studied Creative Advertising at uni and won a Yellow New Blood Pencil. I discovered a really enjoy writing, so chose it as a career. I've now worked in all sorts of different agencies around London, writing and creating for all sorts of brands.

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I'm a copywriter. I write words, and I really enjoy doing it. I'm originally from Newcastle, but no one told my accent. I studied Creative Advertising at the University of Lincoln, won a Yellow D&AD New Blood Pencil and moved down to London. I've now worked in all sorts of agencies on all sorts of brands. I chose to study advertising as I want to be able to use my creativity to do a bit of good in the world. When I'm not writing for a living you can usually find me writing puns to go in my comics.

Where I've been and what I've been up to


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Junior Copywriter

Decathlon UK

(Apr 2021 - Present)

Part of a new internal creative studio. Helped streamline and create a new, more usable, TOV guide. Working day to day on concepting campaigns and creating digital advertising copy.

Junior Copywriter

Concrete Communications

(Sept 2020 - Apr 2021)

The sole copywriter in a small team. Responsible for pretty much all the words that left the agency. Social posts, newsletters, and emails campaigns.

Junior Creative Copywriter

Drum OMG

(Nov 2019 - June 2020)

Working across all Omnicom Media Group brands coming up with partnership and talent led activations. Also writing some nice social posts.

Creative Placement

Leo Burnett


(Nov 2019)

Perhaps the shortest placement in Leo Burnett’s history. On only my second day I got offered a permanent job elsewhere. Before leaving I did a bit of work for McDonald’s, and just about got my email set up.

Junior Creative

Keko London

(Sept 2019)

Freelance junior creative. Worked on a social brief for the middle east market, and ideas for a launch campaign for a new model of luxury SUV.

Copywriter Intern

Critical Mass

(June-Sept 2019)

Writing customer-facing digital copy. Social posts, website content, SEO writing and proofreading copy. Primarily for automotive brands. Conceptual creative, and pitching as part of the global intern project.

Creative placement

Sense London

(May 2019)

Working on brands from maple syrup to wine, energy providers and lamb. Helping on pitch work for experiential activations. Coming up with ideas and crafting decks.

Havas Doorway

Hosted by BAD

(Nov 2018)

As one of only a handful of successful applicants I was selected by British Arrows Doorway (BAD) to attend ‘Havas Doorway’, an agency open day for young talent.

Yellow New Blood

Pencil Winner


For the Nationwide and Shelter copy based brief.

‘The Last Housing Minister’ was a campaign targeted at the then Housing Minister, exploring the difference between a house and a home.

3rd Year Course Rep

Creative Advertising


Voice between students and lecturers, discussing issues such as deadlines and the studio space. I was also in charge of organising an all year visit to London to spend a week in different ad agencies.

First Class Honours

Creative Advertising


Creative problem solving. From strategy, to copy and design. The course gave me an introduction into the world of advertising with regular briefs, guest lectures and industry visits.