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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. 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.


AMA Marketer of the Year
2018, Silver, Non-Profit
“Time Matters” & “Symphony” – Hawaii Stormwater Management

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
CASE District VII 
2018, Gold, Best Fundraising Video
“Educating for a Sustainable Future” – Punahou School

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
2017 Gold, Destination Marketing, TV
“Follow the Journey” – Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau 

38th Annual Telly Awards
2017 Silver, Branding
“Follow the Journey” – Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau 

33rd Annual Telly Awards
2012 Silver, Non-Profit
“Na Wahine O Kupono” – Total Life Recovery

33rd Annual Telly Awards
2012 Bronze, Spiritual
“Na Wahine O Kupono” – 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


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