Roger Poirier Click here to download extended résumé
Freelance Copywriter and Creative Director,
off and on since November, 1994. Various assignments: Hal Riney
& Partners/SF, on Saturn, First Union Bank Ogilvy &
Mather/NY, on IBM Merkley Newman Harty, on BellSouth
N.W. Ayer/NY, on USWest DDB Needham/NY, on Mobil,
Michelin, Crunch Fitness
Rubicam/NY, on Jell-O McCann Erickson/LA on Carnation Instant
Breakfast Messner et al/NY on Intel Deutsch/LA on
Mitsubishi J. Walter Thompson/NY on KPMG Consulting and Qwest
Communications Dailey & Associates/LA on 76 Gasoline,
Phillips 66, Circle K, and Honda Motorcycles.
Senior Writer, DIRECTV, September, 2004 to January, 2009.
V.P. Group Creative Director, DMBB/LA, November, 1997 to
April, 1998, on Gateway Computer.
V.P. Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi/NY,
November, 1995 to October, 1996, on the Bell Atlantic account. Also
worked on LEggs and Ivory Soap.
Copywriter, Merkley Newman Harty, from January to October,
1994, on IBM and Oxford Health Plans.
Copywriter, Hal Riney & Partners/San Francisco, from
September, 1989 to January, 1994. First job as a copywriter. Helped
launch the Saturn Corporation. Also worked on KRON-TV.
Biller/Budget Coordinator, Hal Riney & Partners, from
May, 1985 to September, 1989.
General Manager, Mya Kramer Design, a graphic design studio
in Santa Cruz, CA, from July, 1984 to April, 1985. A two-person
shop; I handled the business side: general office management, client
services, sales, and print production traffic.
Musician, Santa Cruz and Monterey County Symphonies, from
September, 1977 to April, 1985. Im a bassist, playing classical
music and jazz.
Campaign Manager, Tom Bradley for Governor of California
campaign, Santa Cruz office, Fall, 1982. I directed the field operation
in Santa Cruz County: volunteers, precinct walking, phone banks,
University of California, Santa Cruz, from September, 1976 to June,
1980. Music and politics. Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles,
from September, 1974 to June, 1975. Chemistry.
Communication Arts Advertising Annuals 1993 and 1994, Kelly
Award Finalist, One Show Finalist, The San Francisco Show, The Advertising
Club of New York, International Advertising Festival