The short version: I love writing, reading, pop culture and comedy. I grew up outside of Pittsburgh. Now I live in Brooklyn.
The longer version: In first grade I decided I wanted to be a triple threat: a writer, illustrator and basketball player. So I designed some business cards saying so and printed them out. (They featured a clip art quill and ink well.) I handed them out mostly to family members and classmates, and through this type of networking I found some freelance jobs creating greeting cards and things like that. After a lot of practice, however, I realized I could not draw to save my life and that writing was a lot more fun.
I scratched "illustrator" off my remaining cards and continued to pursue words and hoops.
During freshman year of college, I had to decide between basketball and writing for the school paper. Chances were much higher that I could go pro as a writer than a basketball player, so I retired my jersey, lost my muscle weight and gained some whiskey weight.
I stuck with the writing, first for a few newspapers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, then at a few agencies and publications (and ad school) in New York City. Now I'm at OLIVER Agency, where I work on a slew of Unilever accounts.
I still can't draw at all, and my jumpshot is far from what it used to be, but I still love writing more than I love anything else. (Except maybe reading, sitcoms, watching other people play basketball, Chinese food and watching other people play basketball while I eat Chinese food.)
Thank you for taking the time to check out some of my stuff. I hope you like it. Please contact me anytime at email@example.com, 724-272-9357 or on Twitter @scottmuska. Maybe we can work together. Maybe we can have a few laughs. Hopefully, both.
WHERE I AM:
OLIVER Agency, working primarily on Unilever brands.
WHERE I'VE BEEN:
Mashable Studios, VML NY, Launchpad Advertising, Playboy, Flywheel Partners Pharma, Gannett, some newspapers you've probably never heard of
BRANDS I'VE WORKED ON:
Hellmann's, Suave, Axe, Facebook, Disney, Nike, Legoland, Ball Park, Absolut, Warner Brothers, Ford, GNC, HP, Samsung, Microsoft, MasterCard, Barilla, USTA, Qualcomm, Cathay Pacific, eBay, HBO, AFI, Universal Pictures, Troy-Bilt, TBS, Bravo, American Red Cross, PepsiCo, UN Foundation, Keurig, Panasonic,
Las Vegas Tourism, PNC Bank, Capital One, Shiseido, Clé de Peau Beauté
WHERE MY WORDS HAVE BEEN:
Playboy, Women's Health, SELF, Cosmopolitan, Medium, AdWeek, Glamour, Thought Catalog, Flip Collective, Cartel, The Nightstand THE MOMENT: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Writtalin, Weekly Gravy, Lady Clever, my parents' refrigerator
AWARDS + RECOGNITION:
2016 Silver Cannes Lion, Media—Best Use of Ambient Media
2016 Cannes Lion Shorlist, Direct—Best Use of Ambient Media
2015 Bronze YoungGuns Award
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