ALEJANDRO CASTRO.

My goals are simple: to be “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” I am the eldest of 4 brothers, who I used to tuck in every night. Thus, my talent to create bedtime stories on the spot. Contrary to popular culture, I believe that love has nothing to do with the heart. I think it is entirely contained in the lungs. That’s why you feel like you can’t breathe. Every night, I dream I have the ability to fly. And whenever I’m underwater, I hear the Jaws theme song in my mind. MADE IN COLOMBIA. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL.

My Visa status allows me to work for anyone/anywhere in the United States, without requiring sponsorship. I can also freelance, relocate, or even start my own company. 

Telephone: +1 (347) 6041633
Email: alejandrocastroaraujo@yahoo.com

MORE AFTER WORK INTERVIEW.

RESUMÉ.


{EXPERIENCE}


FREELANCE
Senior Copywriter
New York, NY {May 2017 - Present}

360i
Senior Copywriter
New York, NY {Nov 2013 - May 2017}
AMC, Butterfinger, Perrier, Oreo, HBO, AB-InBev, Corona, Stella Artois, Subway, Toyota, Oscar Mayer, AutoTrader, H&R Block, Canon

CHI & PARTNERS NY
Copywriter
New York, NY {Jul 2012 - Nov 2013}
Lexus, Samsung, Outfit7, Direct Energy, Britvic, PBS - Channel Thirteen, HP, GSK - Maxinutrition, Every Mother Counts, Burger King UK, MPA (Magazine Publishers Association), Food Bank For NYC

DENTSU AMERICA
Freelance Copywriter / Creative Intern
New York, NY {Apr 2012 - Jun 2012}
Canon, Scotts Lawn Care, Ortho Mouse Traps, The Sands Point Preserve, Uniqlo, Toyota

NICKELODEON
Creative Associate / Copywriter
New York, NY {Oct 2011 - Dec 2011}
Lego, Target, US Tennis Association, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Wallgreens, Dora Mermaid, Spongebob Squarepants, How To Rock, Victorious, Hallmark, Popsicle, Wonka, Toyota

OGILVY & MATHER
Copywriting Intern
New York, NY {Apr 2011 - Jun 2011}
DoveMen, UPS, IBM, Tribeca Film Festival, Digiorno, Gap, and a couple of pitches (confidential)

iris WORLDWIDE
Copywriting Intern
London, UK {Jan 2011 - Apr 2011}
Philips, Sony Ericsson, BBC Comedy, VolksWagen, Country Life Butter, Urgent Genius

PUBLICIDAD CAMILO SALGAR / MULLEN LOWE - SSP3
Creative Director / Copywriter
Bogotá, Colombia {2007 - 2009}
Daihatsu Automobiles, Mack Trucks, Hino Trucks, Subaru, Global Education Insurance, Abbott Laboratories, Rio Paila Sugar, Schumacher Jewelers

EMEPECÉ + GRUPO INVENTA
Copywriter
Bogotá, Colombia {2005 - 2007}
Panasonic, Jack Daniel’s, Honda Motors, Nuevo Siglo News Paper, EPM Phone Company, Asobancaria (Banker’s Guild of Colombia), Alan García - Peruvian Presidential Campaign

{EDUCATION}


MIAMI AD SCHOOL
Copywriting Program
San Francisco, CA / Brooklyn, NY
{Dec 2011}

UNIVERSIDAD JORGE TADEO LOZANO in conjunction with the INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION (IAA) 
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising + Diploma in Marketing Communications
Bogotá, Colombia
{Oct 2006}
 

{RECOGNITION}


INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS // Creativity-Online // Adweek // NY Egotist // Ad Forum // Ad Age // MediaPost - Marketing Daily // Best Ads On TV // Coloribus // Adver To Log // AdVice // ClickZ // HorizonT // SourceEcreative // Ads Of The World // Marketing Land // iSpot.tv

NON-INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS // TIME Magazine // Forbes // Mashable // Fast Company // ABC News // Good Morning America // Vanity Fair // Refinery 29 // Entertainment Weekly // Nerd Reactor // Comicbook.com // DailyScene.com // Glamour Living // Pop Sugar Food // Teen Vogue // Today // Hello Giggles // Fox Business // Business Wire // I4U News // Washington Post // Yahoo Finance // IM Glance // USA Today // Cheez Burger // Euro News

AWARDS // D&AD - Copywriting Award // NY ADDY Awards - Interactive Gold // Cannes Future Lions - Finalist // Applied Arts Awards - Game Design & Development // Global Best Digital Advertising Awards - Finalist (x2) // NOVA (Colombian National Ad Awards) - Print Bronze // O-1 Visa - For Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

JUDGING // IAB MIXX Awards, Screening Committee


{EXPERTISE}


Scripts, Headlines, and Manifestos {Who knew, a writer who actually writes}
Adobe Suite {I can Art Direct... Sort of}
Range Finder Cameras {I shoot with a Leica Typ 240}
SLR Cameras {Digital & Analog}
Seeing what others can’t {True story, I have 20/15 vision} 
Fighting Super Villains {Aliens, Giant Robots, Mad Scientists, & Killer Tomatoes}