My name is Steve Elliott. In the fourth grade, I threw a rock on a bullet and somehow managed to shoot myself in the stomach. The doctors told me another few centimeters and the slug would’ve gone into my liver and killed me.
But I survived with barely a scar and still have that lead in me today.
I’ve also survived more than two decades in the advertising and marketing game. Along the way, my good fortune has led me to working with some great brands and even better people.
As far as my writing and style go, my work has covered all bases—print, digital, social, broadcast, outdoor, point-of-sale, and experiential. As far as being a creative and strategic thinker, well, I leave that for you to judge.
When I’m not working, you'll find me either hanging out with my family or doing one of my four favorite “ings”—surfing, skiing, fly-fishing, or traveling.
My goal is always to keep things authentic, simple, and different. Like a wise creative director once told me, “keep your life stable so your work can be wild.” The only thing I might add: “And watch where you throw rocks.”
CLIENTS: SPY OPTICS, OUTDOOR RETAILER, SKLZ, OAKLEY, TOSHIBA, SPEEDO, IMPERIAL BARBER PRODUCTS, SKULLCANDY, BILLABONG, GAME GOLF, DREAMWORKS, ASICS, AND MOUNTAIN HIGH WINTER RESORT.
360fly, SR. COPYWRITER
JUNE 2015–MARCH 2017
IN-HOUSE CREATIVE AND SOLE COPYWRITER IN CHARGE OF BUILDING THE BRAND AND ITS VOICE IN THE EMERGING CONSUMER 360° VIDEO CATEGORY.
CONCEPT 73, SR. COPYWRITER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR
NOVEMBER 2010–JUNE 2015
CLIENTS: SIMPLE MOBILE, THE 2014–2016 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOWS (CES), OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER AND WINTER MARKETS, AND mJOOSE.
DGWB, SR. COPYWRITER/ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
SEPTEMBER 2007–NOVEMBER 2010
CLIENTS: WIENERSCHNITZEL, THERMADOR, TOSHIBA, CHOC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, AND POWER AUTOMOTIVE.
VITRO AGENCY, SR. COPYWRITER/ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
MARCH 2005–APRIL 2007
CLIENTS: COBRA GOLF, ASICS, ONITSUKA TIGER, NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE, QUIDEL, AND QUALCOMM.
Y&R BRANDS, SR. COPYWRITER
AUGUST 2002–MARCH 2005
CLIENTS: MATTEL BRANDS.
MCELROY:FCB, SR. COPYWRITER/ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
APRIL 2000–JULY 2002
CLIENTS: VANS SHOES, ACTIVISION, XBOX, MOUNTAIN HIGH WINTER RESORT, TACO BELL, AND X-GAMES.
B.S. IN PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.
ART AND MARKETING STUDIES, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY.
COMMUNICATION ARTS FEATURE; GRAPHIS INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ANNUAL FEATURE; NEW YORK SHOW GOLD; ADWEEK REVIEW; MULTIPLE NATIONAL GOLD ADDY AWARDS; REGIONAL EMMY NOMINATION; PUBLISHED IN 55-WORD FICTION, MORE STORIES OF LOVE AND DEATH.