Long story short…

I am not the Australian footballer of the same name. I am not related to the mother of American modernism, nor the proprietor of an empire of hard working hand creams. Also, my name is not Bryan.

I am, however, a west coast transplant and ex-car designer from Detroit, who lives in Brooklyn, pitches big ideas, partakes in late-night pad thai orders, and occasionally makes rad work for iconic global brands. So, I’ve got that going for me.

 
 
 

Available for freelance and full-time opportunities.

ryanpatrickokeefe@gmail.com

+1 (917) 318-4463

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EXPERIENCE

Freelance Copywriter / Creative Director, 2018–Present
Rokkan + Publicis, Creative Director, 2016–2018
Sid Lee, Associate Creative Director, 2015–2016
Grey, Associate Creative Director, 2014–2015
Hudson Rouge, Senior Copywriter, 2012–2014
R/GA, Senior Copywriter, 2010–2012
Firstborn, Copywriter, 2010
Jalopnik, Writer, 2008–2010
General Motors, Creative Industrial Designer, 2005–2008

 

CLIENTS

Apple
Volvo
The Lincoln Motor Company
Stella Artois
Absolut
Absolut Elyx
Cadillac
Samsung
Crown Royal
Merrell Outdoor
Coca-Cola
Mello Yello
Verizon FiOS
Ford
Starburst
5Gum
Premiere Exhibitions
SoBe
Aflac

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

One Show Bronze – Stella Artois, Le Savoir
One Show Merit x2 – Stella Artois, Le Savoir
Addy Gold – Absolut Elyx, Water Truck Boutique
Addy Excellence – Absolut Elyx, Water Truck Boutique
Type Director’s Club Winner – Absolut Elyx, Water Truck Boutique
Comm Arts Type Annual Feature – Lincoln, Hello Again
Comm Arts Creative Exhibit – Lincoln, Hello Again
Webby Nominee – Lincoln, Hello Again
AICP Shortlist – Lincoln Hello Again
FWA Site of the Day – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
Webby Nominee – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
Davey Award – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
Comm Arts Info Design – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
Telly Awards Silver – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
Communicator Excellence – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
OMMA Web Excellence – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
HOW Merit Winner – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
SXSW Classic Winner – Premiere Exhibitions, Expedition Titanic
FWA Site of the Day – Ford, MyFord Touch Experience
Webby Auto Honoree – Ford, MyFord Touch Experience
FWA Site of the Day – Sobe, ReSkin Yourself
FWA Mobile of the Day – Sobe, ReSkin Yourself
Hive Packaged Goods Winner – Sobe, ReSkin Yourself
Summit Creative Gold – Sobe, ReSkin Yourself
FWA Site of the Day – 5Gum, Sensory Experience
Webby Nominee – 5Gum, Sensory Experience
OMMA Web Excellence – 5Gum, Sensory Experience
HOW Merit Winner – 5Gum, Sensory Experience
HOW Consumer Web Winner – 5Gum, Sensory Experience
ADC Tomorrow Awards Shortlist – 5Gum, Sensory Experience
FWA Site of the Day – Firstborn, Dofl Ball
HOW Winner – Firstborn, Dofl Ball
Ad Age Coolest Apps 2010 – Firstborn, Dofl Ball