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William Novak at Razorfish, NY on June 8th, 2016
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William Novak is a multifaceted Copywriter and Director. He specializes in the development and production of creative solutions for leading brands. In 2011, he released the first documentary geared towards helping students and fellow creatives find their niche within the advertising industry. His work has since been featured in Adweek, AdAge, Fast Co., Fortune, Mashable, The Atlantic and Gothamist, among others. He has been freelancing as a Copywriter and Video Editor since 2010.
William Novak was born on May 20th, 1984 in a microscopic town, snugly nestled inception style in an island within an island within an island. This is the town of Harbor Isle, which is within the town of Island Park within Long Island. He graduated from PSU in 2006 with a BA in English, and minors in both Business and Economics. (PSU, as in State University of New York at Plattsburgh. In 2005 he spent a year abroad at the University of Chester. He dominated rugby for both schools, and served as Vice President for Plattsburgh. After graduating he attended Adhouse Advertising School and School of Visual Arts, both in New York City. Classes taken included: Concepting Creatively, Advanced Campaign Development and several others incorporating mind manipulation techniques. He still doesn't like going to the gym, for fear that he will drop a dumbbell on himself while laughing at the seriousness of others around him. He currently resides in Brooklyn.
Novak started at the age of 14, picking up garbage on the beaches of Long Island and rescuing defenseless seagulls from the prey of six pack rings. After working countless menial jobs, he graduated college and found himself at a photography agency in New York called Webber Represents. There he clawed his way up to office manager and junior producer, where he managed client relationships and production for the firm’s marketing efforts. In 2009 he set out with a big grin, a raised chin and a portfolio under his arm to pursue a career in advertising; just as the world was hitting a major recession. The summer of '09 became a motivational journey, where he interviewed and explored the minds of top creatives. In 2010 he worked as a freelancer at Warehouse Agency and started his own side company called Ideaocracy with partner, Francis Carter. Under this self-started company he released the Ad-Venture film in 2011, which is a culmination of informative feedback from his 2009 journey.  He worked for iProduction Studio and The Vladar Company from 2011 to 2012 as a Creative Executive, working on an array of video projects, as well as two feature films. In 2012 he landed a full-time Copywriting position at Teq . By 2013 he had left Teq, and began freelancing at different ad agencies and production companies, including: Droga5Cite error: A
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- The Ad-Venture Book Novak, William (2011). The Ad-Venture