Madeleine Morris

Copywriter and Creative Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

About me

Over the last 20 years I’ve concepted ground breaking ads, won awards and campaigned to get more women into creative departments. Before moving to Adland, I was a successful set designer, working with such greats as Derek Jarman, Eddie Izzard and Wayne McGregor. In 2018, after becoming increasingly aware of the extreme ageism in the media industry, I founded ‘The Society of Very Senior Creatives’ to support and celebrate elder creatives working in our industry. As a result of this I was asked to judge the inaugural Cannes Grey Lions in 2019. I’ve written a number of articles for Campaign Magazine, The Marketing Society and several online blogs. I’m a BLOOM member and mentor, a JOLT Academy lecturer, mentor and crit’er and I was a featured 'Lone Star' in the Campaign Annual - Hot in 2018. To create truly powerful ads and write intuitive, insightful copy I believe it helps to have a fair bit of life experience and I’ve got shed loads. Being born with a large port wine stain over the right side of my face meant I learned early on how effective a smile could be, no matter how wonky. I also learned that my unusual appearance was a great way of weeding out the wankers. So, I lifted my head high and looked the world in the eye. I danced on podiums in Japan and bathed with elephants in Nepal. I jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet and climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. I ran around London Zoo in my birthday suit and walked the catwalk in rubber. I proposed to my husband, went through several rounds of IVF to make my gorgeous little girl and kicked the shite out of breast cancer. So, if you want a woman of the world to add a little sparkle to your team, someone who can’t resist a challenge, who gets excited about new possibilities, who really loves writing and who smiles, probably a little too much, get in touch.

Locked Pro Plan feature

Skills

  • Advertising Creative
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Art Direction/copywriting/creative/digital/build/campaigns
  • TV Advertising
  • Radio Advertising
  • Press Advertising
  • Digital Advertising
  • Beauty Copywriting
  • Freehand Sketching
  • Digital Copywriting

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Saatchi & Saatchi

    Saatchi & Saatchi

    • Advertising
  • Grey London

    Grey London

    • Advertising
  • Leo Burnett

    Leo Burnett

    • Advertising
  • Kyra TV

    Kyra TV

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Creative Lead

Wrinkle ltd

Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I’ve spent the last year working freelance at various agencies where my ideas have won pitches and my copy has won over clients. I have also written a number of articles for Campaign Magazine, The Marketing Society and various lifestyle and business blogs. More recently I have been a speaker on diversity panels discussing ageism in the industry.

2018

Senior Copywriter

Grey London

Apr 2007 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2007

Senior Copywriter

Saatchi & Saatchi

Feb 2006 - Feb 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2005

Copywriter

Leo Burnett

Nov 2002 - Jun 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2002

Copywriter

D'Arcy / DMB&B

Mar 2000 - Nov 2002
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2000

Freelance Creative

Mother London

Jul 1999 - Mar 2000
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Education

1992

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992
  • London, United Kingdom

1989

BA Hons History of Art and Art Conservation Science

UAL Camberwell College of Arts

Sep 1986 - Jun 1989
  • London, United Kingdom