This lovely little grey-hooded rat in the picture isn't me. His name is Nebuchadnezzar and he loves frozen peas.

Notes for my Autobiographer
1999 - family moved to the U.S. from Taiwan. I was three and very heavy.
2007 - got first job as paper boy. Mastered rollerblading.
2014 - the existential period. Studied Cello Performance and Philosophy at The University of Memphis.
2015 - left music school. Failure. Defiance.  Advertising and Philosophy at Michigan State University.
2016 - stopped studying Philosophy when I discovered truth and meaning of life. Enlightened. Bored. Genius?
2017 - decision to become copywriter. Acquired forklift operator license that summer. Also acquired hemorrhoids.
2018 - writing copy for big brands at The Richards Group. Also small non-profits on the side. Balance? 
2021 - left The Richards Group to join a new creative team at PMG because google it.
2025 - finally earns parents' respect by founding internationally-renowned West Michigan acro-bowling club.


Awards
2019 - Gold Local Addy for Advertising (Mid-Michigan)
2018 - OneShow Client Brief Finalist
2018 - Gold Local Addy for Copywriting (Mid-Michigan)
2018 - Gold Local Addys for Photography 2x (Mid-Michigan)
2017 -  Silver OneShow Greater China Student Pencil


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2016-18 - National Society of Leadership & Success
2017 - MSU Outstanding Advertising Student Award
2017 - MSU Communication Arts Internship Award
2015 - Elba Gandy Music Student Award For Outstanding Performance (Full Tuition Scholarship)
2014-18 Dean's Least (Michigan State University & The University of Memphis)
Reach me at joungbenjy@gmail.com
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