Doug Irving

Copywriter/Creative Director Austin, TX

I'm an experienced writer and concept guy who's helped build and run creative departments at some of Austin's best ad agencies. My specialties include headlines/big campaign ideas across all traditional and digital media, brand and product naming, new business pitches, and the lost art of great radio.

Need creative help? Shoot me an email. I'm always happy to discuss freelance opportunities of any kind.


Writer at Large, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Freelance Copywriter/Creative Director, 1999 - present
Partial client list: Laredo Taco Company/Stripes Convenience Stores, Dell EMC, MD Anderson Cancer Center, San Francisco Symphony, Whole Foods Market, Alcon, Samsung, Chili's, Cirrus Logic, Capital Metro, Centennial Bank, United Heritage Credit Union,, LS Tractor, Hanger Inc., AT&T, Energy Star Homes, Mama Fu's Asian House, Brookshire Brothers Supermarkets.

EnviroMedia Social Marketing (Austin, TX & Portland, OR)
Creative Director/Writer, 2008 - 2012
Partial client list: car2go, Don't Mess with Texas, Texas Dept. of State Health Services (tobacco prevention & cessation, immunizations, flu prevention), Water IQ water conservation & education campaign, Back the Bay (Galveston Bay Estuary Program), "Think Like a Thief" auto burglary & theft prevention campaign

GSD&M (Austin, TX)
Creative Director/Writer, 2003 - 2007
Partial client list: AT&T, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, American Legacy Foundation, AARP, Southwest Airlines, World Market, Wal-Mart

McGarrah/Jessee (Austin, TX)
Creative Director/Writer, 1997 - 1999
Partial client list: Frost Bank, Seiko,, Savane apparel, Schlotzsky's Deli, Intelidata (B2B telecom), Austin Film Festival

GSD&M (Austin, TX)
Senior Writer, 1993 - 1997
Partial client list: RC Cola Co., Coors Brewing, Luxor Las Vegas, Texas Dept. of Transportation (speeding, seat belt & drunk driving campaigns), Fossil, Texas Lottery, Krispy Kreme

Temerlin McClain (Dallas, TX)
Writer, 1990 - 1993
Partial client list: American Airlines, Greyhound Lines, Pace Picante Sauce, NCNB/NationsBank, Long John Silver's restaurants, Terminix Pest Control