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My roots

Just a cartoon doodler who happens to write.
Hello. I’m Angela, former account executive (insert gasp) turned copywriter turned creative director turned entrepreneur and back. One-time songwriter. An almost children’s book illustrator. 71-time player of all 7 tiles in Words with Friends. Notorious for margin tabbing, having a love/hate relationship with command-z and questioning the usage of the Oxford comma. Forever referencing W+K’s Nike “If You Let Me Play” as the defining campaign that inspired me to get into advertising. And low key, Helen Hunt’s Darcy Maguire—ironically, also Nike-related. Yet, I wear Adidas. Probably because my insanely talented ‘ol crew shot and edited this in a day and I’m partial to showing love for them.

Awards

American Advertising Federation – Hawaii
2018, Silver, Regional/National TV Campaign
Hawaii Tourism USA

American Advertising Federation – Hawaii
2018, Silver, Regional/National TV Commercial
Hawaii Tourism USA

American Advertising Federation – Hawaii
2018, Silver, Public Service TV Commercial
Hawaii Dept. of Transportation

American Advertising Federation – Hawaii
2018, Silver, Public Service Campaign
Hawaii Dept. of Transportation 

American Advertising Federation – Hawaii
2018, Bronze, Magazine Advertising Campaign
Hawaii Tourism USA

AMA Marketer of the Year Awards
2018, Gold, Best Integrated Marketing
Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

AMA Marketer of the Year Awards
2018, Silver, Best Non-Profit Marketing
Hawaii Stormwater Management

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
CASE District VII 
2018, Gold, Best Fundraising Video
Punahou School

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
2017 Gold, Destination Marketing, TV
Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau 

38th Annual Telly Awards
2017 Silver, Branding
Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau 

33rd Annual Telly Awards
2012 Silver, Non-Profit
Total Life Recovery

33rd Annual Telly Awards
2012 Bronze, Spiritual
Total Life Recovery

American Advertising Federation – Hawaii
2010 Award of Excellence
Department of Defense 

International Academy of the Visual Arts
2010 Communicator Award
Department of Defense

American Advertising Federation
2008 Ad 2 Public Service Campaign, Finalist
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Hawaii

American Advertising Federation NSAC
2003 Akamai Advertising Club, Region XIII Winner
Toyota Matrix

Skills

Concept, brand, and strategic creative development; creative direction; copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading; script writing; content architecture; voice and onscreen talent direction; music and sound design direction; project and budget management; drawing cartoons and translating Tagalog gossip from aunties

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