I'm Alex, and my love affair with writing started with my first good review. I wrote a short story in first grade and the teacher read it aloud at the parent-teacher conference.
In 1995, my dreams of literary stardom in Ukraine were shattered when my family immigrated to New York City. Thankfully, all was not lost. I went to school for Magazine Journalism and Creative Writing, writing about strippers and molecular cuisine.
Then, "Mad Men" came along. Like lots of impressionable young ladies, I thought Don Draper was the coolest (besides, you know, the terrible life choices). I began to freelance for websites and moved back to New York to work in advertising.
The rest, as they say, is history. I write ads, think up big ideas and do creative concepting sessions anywhere but my actual desk.
A few other tidbits:
I still speak fluent Russian. "Ya govory po Ryski."
I can order a drink in Spanish. "Una cerveza, por favor."
I've gone mountain-climbing in Armenia and swam inside a volcano in Costa Rica.
Say hello at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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