HOLLY KURTZ MENGES Associate Creative Director/Writer
cell: 303.475.8238 office: 303.393.6461
9/07-8/08 KARSH\HAGAN Denver, CO
Associate Creative Director for a variety of clients working with
all forms of media. Responsibilities include developing ideas,
concepts, campaigns and strategies, developing and writing
branding and communication platforms, directing creative teams,
managing budgets, collaborating with account service, leading
client presentations, maintaining strong client relationships, and
copywriting. Clients include Denver Metro Convention & Visitors
Bureau, TD Ameritrade Institutional, 20/20 Financial, Pinnacle
Bank, Colomer hair care products and others.
10/05-10/06 THOMAS, TABER & DRAZEN Denver, CO
Senior writer for all forms of media. Clients include Built Green,
The Baltimore Examiner, WOW! phone and internet services,
ICON investment advisors and the Children’s Defense Fund.
7/03-10/05 FREELANCE WRITER Denver, CO
For various local agencies including Heinrich, Factory Design
Labs, McClain Finlon, Cameron Christopher Thomas, Tribe,
Crosspoint, Thomas Taber & Drazen, Texture Media and others.
4/02-7/03 CONSULTANT Denver, CO
Hired short-term as Associate Creative Director for Heinrich.
Responsible for extending current creative capabilities into more
traditional agency roles like branding, promotions, print and
broadcast. Won over 30 awards during my tenure.
5/00-2/02 DNA BRAND MECHANICS Seattle, WA
Senior writer for broadcast, print, collateral, and web. Clients
include Bellevue Square Mall, Pyramid Ales, Fizzylab, Evergreen
Hospital, Travelscape, AIDS lifecycle and Port of Seattle.
2/99-5/00 COLE & WEBER Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
Writer for print and broadcast for several accounts including Nike,
Boeing, NW natural gas, Visio, GTE, Qpass and Betterbricks.com.
12/98-2/99 ADIDAS INTERNATIONAL Portland, OR
Freelanced in-house on international television campaign for
running shoes and apparel.
4/98-11/98 FREELANCE Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA
Worked with various agencies. Clients include Winter Park
Resorts, US West, Thunder Ridge Brewery, Doubletree Inns,
Young & Rubicam and The Power Store. Focus on direct
marketing, websites and collateral.
3/95-3/98 THE INTEGER GROUP Denver, CO
Advertising and promotions writer. Clients include Coors Brewing
Company, Planet Hair Salons, Boy Scouts of America, Amazon
Movers and the YMCA.
4/93-6/94 HANSON ADVERTISING Colorado Springs, CO
Sole creative person in this family-owned and operated shop.
Wrote and produced various local TV and radio spots.
Honors and Features
2008 Communications Arts “featured work” May issue.
2006 Shoot Online’s “the best work you may have never seen.”
2005 ADCD gold, silver and bronze and judge’s choice.
2003 Several Addy awards and local DAF awards
2000 Adweek Takes
October 30th issue
1999 Portland Advertising Federation
Rosie (top honor), silver and merit.
1998 Denver Advertising Federation
1998 Lurzer’s International Archive
1997 Denver ad show for non-profit work
Halo (top honor)
Adweek’s Creativity Magazine
1993 Attended the School of Visual Arts, NYC
1991 Graduate of Denison University. BA in English/Creative Writing
Visit hollymenges.com for work samples. Full portfolio and reel available upon request.