Jolene Quiterio D’souza
CREATIVE DIRECTOR + COPYWRITER
Always do what you love.
A dear friend told me this in Art School and I have made sure to follow this in my career and personal life. I believe when you do what you love then you are not only passionate about the subject but will go the extra mile to achieve it.
I am an honour student in Applied Art with a major in Photography, but I choose to focus on the magical world of copywriting in my career. Art has, and always will be, close to my heart. This has allowed me to groom and guide not only junior writers but also designers in my team. I’ve been a part of teams with digital agencies both big and small – OgilvyOne Worldwide, JWT Digital to boutique design shops. Over the years, I have worked on integrated advertising campaigns that not only have met business objectives but have brought in awards as well.
So, where have I been?
MaD Arts, Mumbai — Co-Founder & Creative Consultant
Jun 2016 – Present
OgilvyOne Worldwide, Mumbai — Creative Director (Copy)
Nov 2013 – Oct 2015
Walter Thompson (JWT), Mumbai — Creative Director (Copy)
Aug 2012 – Oct 2013
OgilvyOne Worldwide, Mumbai — Associate Creative Director (Copy)
Apr 2011 – Aug 2012
Interactive Avenues (IPG Mediabrands), Mumbai — Group Head (Copy)
Nov 2008 – Apr 2011
BC Webwise, Mumbai — Assistant Editor
Sept 2005 – Nov 2008
GKB Hi-Tech, Goa — Copywriter & Graphic Designer
Dec 2004 – Aug 2005
I am currently on a sabbatical from my job as a Creative Director. I took a break after the birth of my son. Now that he’s big enough to tackle the world head-on, I am on the lookout for opportunities that will best utilise my talents.