As a senior writer at the digital creative agency Instrument, I work with brands like Google, Nike, Android, Samsung, and Sonos to create innovative experiences powered by devastatingly effective copy.
Which is a fancy way of saying “I make good words.”
My messaging guidelines and branding concepts are used by Google TV, podcasts, and more.
With bold copy and large-scale testing, I helped supercharge Nike’s massive email campaigns.
My work with Android has ranged from ambitious out-of-home video to far-out, experiential installations.
My audio scripts and site copy made Sonos’ partners see (and hear) the benefits of Sonos Radio.
Following a full site redesign, I sharpened and streamlined Zwift’s membership outreach.
With a focus on innovation and aesthetics, I helped Samsung connect with younger families.
For Charge Bikes’ all-electric relaunch, I crafted stories and taglines for dotcom and social.
My work reimagined the current and future-state landing pages of Capital One’s top-rated app.
I unearthed the arcane myths and strange legends of the world’s greatest video store.
My writing has also appeared at The Believer, StarTrek.com, The Stranger, Tor.com, WIRED, and more. As executive editor of the Portland Mercury, I covered politics, film, books, and just about anything else you can think of. Select clips below.
- Teaming up with AOC and Bernie Sanders, Rep. Earl Blumenauer takes on climate change (Portland Mercury)
- With municipal broadband, cities are taking back the internet — and making it faster and cheaper (Portland Mercury)
- Guillermo del Toro discusses the tragedy and delight of The Shape of Water (The Stranger)
- With 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Hollywood Theatre brings back 70mm (Portland Mercury)
- Star Trek‘s best revolutions and rebellions (StarTrek.com)
- Before Lower Decks, there was Star Trek: The Animated Series (StarTrek.com)
- Cory Doctorow examines our dark present, and our possibly slightly less dark future (Tor.com)
- Matt Fraction relaunches his trippy spy epic Casanova (Portland Mercury)
Those damn video games
- Sandbox games in a locked-down world (The Believer)
- Tom Bissell and a new way of thinking about video games (Portland Mercury)