Oh, hi. How’s it going?

I’m Sage. I love words and ideas and making stuff. Which makes advertising just about the best job I can think of. I’m a lifelong writer, a conceptual creative, a weekend novelist and a world traveler. And I’d really like to work with you. Get in touch would you? 


ACD copywriter : McCann HumanCare : May 2017–present

Manage and mentor junior and midlevel writers and manage client relationship with our creative team, while creating content and concepts for pharmaceutical and health care clients.

Senior copywriter : McCann HumanCare : June 2016–May 2017

Working to generate content and develop concepts that break the mold for pharmaceutical advertising while still functioning within the rigorous regulatory environment imposed by the FDA. 

Freelance copywriter/ACD : Gyro : November 2015–present

Developed concepts and copy for HP, Dell, Seed Matters: Clif Family Foundation, California Coastal Commission. 

ACD copywriter : Geometry Global : June 2014–November 2015

Developed concepts and copy for HP, Dell, Seed Matters: Clif Family Foundation, California Coastal Commission. Managed and mentored junior creative teams, was a client-facing creative liaison for Adobe and Treasury Wine Estates; developed strategy, concepts, and executed deliverables across video, broadcast, print, digital, eDM, and DM for Flexjet (private aviation), Adobe, Qualys (data security), Nokia, and TWE. 

Senior copywriter : The Hive Advertising : November 2012–June 2014

Worked with a small close-knit creative agency to develop strategy, concepts, and brand identities; and to execute and deliver creative across a broad range of media including broadcast, print, digital, social, and OOH for UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Torani Syrups, Treasury Wine Estates, Babette Fashion, and Wanderful Media. 

Freelance copywriter : various : March 2012–November 2012

Developed concepts, content, and creative executions for clients that spanned a variety of segments including telecommunications, technology, retail, packaged goods, education, health care, and gaming. 

Copywriter : Goodby, Silverstein & Partners : April 2010–February 2012

Developed concepts and executed creative across print, digital, radio, social, and OOH in support of integrated campaigns for GSP clients, namely Sprint, HP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Nintendo. Deliverables included web videos, websites, banners, retail print, and installations. 

Proofreader/copyeditor : Goodby, Silverstein & Partners : May 2006–April 2010

Proofread and copyedited mechanicals, proofs, websites, etc., as well as vaagency documents and miscellaneous agency copy.

education : bachelor’s degree in English : University of San Francisco


references available upon request.