I’m a copywriter, content strategist, researcher and content curator living in Austin, TX. I grew up outside of Chicago and went to university in Madison. I moved to Austin on a whim by stealing some space in a friend’s U-Haul. I met my wife two months later. We have a kid, a dog, a cat and a turtle. Our house is kind of a zoo, but it’s filled with love.
I’ve been skydiving, have tattoos and have read the complete works of Shakespeare. But I’m guessing almost every copywriter in Austin could say the same.
I enjoy writing children’s books and personal projects that expand my creative skills. And I plan to learn how to screen print someday.
I also have unhealthy addiction to queso.
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Justin Clemens is responsible for staring at the blank page and filling it with content that makes an impression, including content that has to be limited to 140 characters.
Justin became interested in writing when his parents hung his terrible poetry next to his sister’s A+ test. He was in the third grade and competition for fridge space was fierce. Since that first experiment with iambic pentameter, Justin has gone on to write for a variety of clients, including Universal Studios, Procter & Gamble, PayPal, Chase, The Wall Street Journal, UPS, MSN, MTV, AMD, Dell, Disney, John Deere and JCPenney.
Justin specializes in social media strategies, interactive advertising and branded content. He has won multiple awards for advertising and copywriting. He also has an unhealthy addiction to queso.
T3 / Austin, TX
February 2011 – Present
Springbox / Austin, TX
August 2009 – February 2011
Amy Wick Marketing / Austin, TX
January 2009 – August 2009
T3 / Austin, TX
December 2006 – January 2009
University of Wisconsin / Madison, WI
1998 – 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, focus in TV, Radio & Film
Bachelor of Arts in English, focus in Creative Writing
I’ve been a panelist at SXSWi.
I know my way around Microsoft Office suite and most things Google has made. I have a working understanding of Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, Acrobat and Dreamweaver.