August 9, 2018

Senior Copywriter Sean Mitchell Adds Two Decades of Experience to the WS Team

Sean Mitchell has racked up numerous awards throughout his 20-plus-year career in the creative world. A copywriter by title, Sean has brought his quick wit, and outside-the-box vision to WS after numerous positions within the industry. He started his career doing design and layout at a University of Calgary student newspaper before working his way up to Art Director at a few agencies. By chance, he settled into copywriting.

“I ended up taking a crack at copywriting about 15 years ago, and it’s just what I’m best at. I still love jumping into the Creative Suite and doing some design and logo creation from time to time,” he says. “I’m a bit of a “doomsday employee,” if someone needs something done and I’m the last guy at the office, I can generally jump in and give it a shot. I just like creating things. Whether it’s a song, a headline, fresh tracks on a mountain, whatever. It’s all creative.”

Sean adds to the playfulness in the office, usually by forwarding some crazy article, like “What Happens In A Black Hole,” or “The Great Gitch or Gotch Debate”. That’s the kind of quirky, creative energy that Sean also brings to meetings and pitches. He’s applied his skills to clients like Morris Industries, Elanco, High River Brewery, Federated Co-op, Alberta Beef Producers, Mealshare, and more.

Sean has family all over the country, from Vancouver to Regina, and a sister in Spain. In his free time, he loves making music, going to festivals, biking, snowboarding, and spending time with his lovely lady, Min. He can also talk your ear off about movies:

“I’m surprised how often I’ve defended Magic Mike. I’ve had long conversations about it with people. Take away the dancing and it’s a solid drama. The dancing is fine, but that’s not really the point. It’s directed by Stephen Soderberg, he’s done some great work. I’ll also defend the hell out of The Notebook. Gosling’s performance is right up there with Drive.

If he could change one thing about the world, it would be separating fact from opinion: “In our current world, I can’t believe how people are defending their own stupidity. I don’t understand how we’re debating reality at this point, and debating things like which of two numbers is bigger. People can’t separate fact from opinion. People think anything can be an opinion, but facts exist.”

We’re excited to bring Sean onto the WS team. Connect with him on LinkedIn to debate the merits of the latest blockbuster – or box office flop.