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Barrie Arliss
Senior Copywriter by day*
Seattle, WA


Things I paid for
2001-2003/Portfolio Center/Atlanta, GA

  • Received Copywriting Certificate
  • Played lots of Grand Theft Auto

1997-2001/University of Florida/Gainesville, FL

  • Got a BA in Advertising 
  • Took two extra classes to score a Minor in Sociology 


Things that paid
Sept 2017-Current/My Own Thing/Seattle, WA

  • Available for freelance or full-time possibilities

Jan-Sept 2017/Copacino+Fujikado/Seattle, WA

  • Created traditional ad work and social thingies for Seattle Mariners, Seattle Aquarium, Goodwill, Washington Forest Protection Association, and Holland America Line
  • Yoga-ed on the roof once

2016-2017/Rational/Seattle, WA

  • Created videos and social doodads for Acer
  • Made weekly trips to the nearby tent city with crates of uneaten catered agency foods 

2011-2016/Wunderman/Seattle, WA

  • Created emails and landing pages for Microsoft, Microsoft, and Microsoft
  • Won a bunch of Addy's, some Pulse awards, and a giftcard to Maximilien in the Market

2010-2011/Freelance/Seattle, WA

  • Worked with Hey, Zaaz, Blast Radius, Creature, etc.
  • Paid off student loans and farmed in Hawaii for a month

2009-2010/Hacker Group/Seattle, WA

  • Wrote Direct Mail for AT&T, Emblem Health, and Netflix
  • Won an Addy for junk mail—who knew

2007-2009/Freelance/LA and Seattle

  • Created sites and campaigns at Team One, DDB, and Starbucks
  • Lived in Venice Beach for two months and actually missed the rain

2006-2007/Publicis in the West/Seattle, WA

  • Created interactive for T-Mobile, Washington’s Lottery, and KEXP
  • Sold my car to pay off my credit card

Things I do
– in the woods, at the park with my son, and backgammon
Travel – Best: tie between Greece and Mexico, Worst: road trip down US1 bc I never knew about June Gloom
Listen, Read, and Watch – Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Smart Women Finish Rich, and Insecure

*Knitter by night