AGENCY EXPERIENCE: RPA Advertising, Campbell-Ewald, Lunchbox, On Board Experiential, Iconmobile, Quigley-Simpson
EDUCATION: BJ, University of Missouri, The Book Shop portfolio school, The Second City sketch writing grad
Katie DeSplinter Grossman
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / COPYWRITER
Grew up in the 'burbs of central Missouri. Earned a degree from the original Journalism school - University of Missouri. Moved to LA in 2005, tried to leave twice, but hey, I'm here now.*
*Albeit, in a cabin in the woods above the city. We have mountains here, and when the smog clears, you can sometimes even see them. Believe it, folks.
Anyway, I've done the small agency thing, the big agency thing, the start-up nonsense, and am now living the proverbial dream through the joy of freelancing. In my advertising career, I've won a few shiny things, such as ADDYs, A-List awards, Shorties and One Show pencils. But let's be honest, my crowning achievement thus far is having a girl tattoo a line I wrote across her forearm.
On the journalistic front, I've written for a variety of print and online publications, including Ultrarunning, TrailRunner and Competitor.
I'm also a professional endurance athlete, which is a neat party trick.