I’m Nikita. I came from Russia with love and full authorization to work in the United States.
Before going to Miami Ad School, I wrote about sports for money. I looked for interesting stories and sold them to leading Russian mass media.
I was also a drawing teacher in Brooklyn (even though I can barely draw), a cook at a fast food restaurant, and once refused a job offer to become a media relations manager with a political party. Writing press releases seemed to be boring.
Several years ago, I was about to sell my sports app idea to some coffee-addicted guys from the startup world. It didn't happen, but I constantly think about starting a new venture. Or two.
Almost forgot. They say I can make people laugh. Hopefully, not only by tickling.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call/text me: (917) 744-4132.
- Digitas. San Francisco. April 2019 - now. Freelance. Amway global brand campaign, T-Mobile for Business.
Miami Ad School. Industry hero. San Francisco. July 2019. Came back to my school to speak about freelance life.
- R/GA. San Francisco. August 2018 - March 2019. Campaign team. Conceptual work for Assassin’s Creed (Alexios, The Spartan Assistant), Nike (The PLAYlist—worked on ideation and selling the concept), MasterClass, and Google Assistant. Lead writer on full website redesign/rebrand for Natural Balance Pet Foods.
- Freelance copywriter. August 2017 - August 2018.
Circus Maximus: Justworks, pitch.
Laundry Service: Papa John's (TV campaign)
Berlin Cameron: Capital One, National Kidney Foundation, CBS, ABC, Bravo.
The NBTA: Airbnb, The Culture Trip.
Voskhod (one of the best independent agencies in Europe): EMLA numbing cream for waxing.
- DDB Worldwide/Freelance copywriter. New York. May 2017 - August 2017. State Farm, Heineken.
- R/GA/Internship. New York. January 2017 - March 2017.
- DDB Worldwide/Internship. New York. October - December 2016.
- JWT Worldwide/Internship. New York. April - September 2016.
Cannes Lions 2019: Shortlist / Brand Activation
D&AD 2019: Wood Pencil / Media
D&AD 2019: Shortlist / Radio&Audio
One Show 2019: Merit / Radio & Audio
One Show 2019: Merit /Digital Craft
One Show 2019: Shortlist / Direct Marketing
ADC Awards 2019: Merit
Webby Awards 2019: Nominee
PromaxGames Awards 2019: Gold x 2
D&AD New Blood 2017: Yellow Pencil
D&AD New Blood 2017: Graphite Pencil (copywriting brief)
CLIO Awards 2016: Bronze
One Show Young Ones 2016: Merit
Young Guns YGA 2016: Bronze
One Show Creative Boot Camp/Silver
Graphis 2015: Silver x 2
Creativity International Media & Interactive Design Awards/Silver x 3
Drum Chip Shop Awards
Miami Ad School Golden Paw x 2