I'm Creative

I'm Talented

I'm Yousef Abdul-Husain

Electric Copywriter

864-376-6370

Washington, D.C.

I am Yousef Abdul-Husain

I’m a geek who’s a purist at heart. When I’m not driving my 6-speed sports car, playing fighting video games using only arcade sticks or rocking some insanely fast metal licks on guitar, I write. I write because it elicits emotions, and those emotions are my life’s work. Whether I’m writing something heartfelt, funny or thought-provoking, lead breaks faster than I can keep up with.

My current trade is copywriting and I’m loving every second of it.

Resume

Experience

  • GEICO
    Washington, D.C.

    Sep 2015 - Present

    Copywriter

    • Brainstorming and developing creative advertising campaigns.
    • Writing short and long form copy for various media outlets including print, internet, social media, direct mail and radio.
    • Organizing, writing and assisting in the creation of direct mail letters that mail to millions each quarter.
    • Proofreading copy to ensure tip-top accuracy.

  • Ogilvy & Mather
    Kuwait City

    Nov 2013 - Apr 2015

    Copywriter

    • Brainstormed and developed advertising campaigns for multi-million dollar companies that led to strong quantifiable sales.
    • Wrote short and long form copy for platforms such as print, outdoor, digital, social and radio.
    • Crafted well designed bid-winning and client-winning presentations.
    • Proofread all copy to ensure accurate grammar was used and no mistakes were printed.
    Clients
    The Cheesecake Factory • Pinkberry • P.F. Chang’s • Potbelly • IKEA • VIVA • Jazeera Airways • Alshaya • Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa

  • Weber Shandwick
    Kuwait City

    Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

    Public Relations Intern

    • Researched current social media trends to create innovative campaigns that were implemented across all major social media platforms and presented analytical presentations to the director for review.
    • Developed and nurtured business relations with local influencers and major publications to pitch press releases that resulted in three new partnerships and seven published press articles.
    Clients
    McDonald's • Diet Center

  • Dartmouth College
    New Hampshire

    Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

    Intern

    • Researched, designed and produced two advertisements for upcoming exhibitions at the Hood Museum of Art.
    • Wrote, directed, edited and produced a video highlighting the international student experience at Dartmouth College that is live on their YouTube channel.

Education

  • American University of Kuwait

    Spring 2010 - Fall 2012

    Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications

    Graduating GPA: 3.5 - Cum Laude
    Awards
    • Dean’s Honors List - Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
    • Annual Speech Contest 2010 – Second place in prepared speech and second place in impromptu speech.

  • Clemson University

    Summer 2007 - Fall 2009

    Studied Computer Engineering

Skills

  • I'm skilled in conceptualization, writing and proofreading.

    CONCEPTUALIZATION
    100
    WRITING
    100
    PROOFREADING
    100
  • I'm proficient at Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, HTML + CSS, Social Media and Photography.

    Adobe Creative Suite
    35
    Microsoft Office
    30
    HTML + CSS
    15
    Social Media
    15
    Photography
    10
  • I'm fluent in English. and can speak/write/read a little bit of Arabic.

    English
    11
    Arabic
    7

Honors and Awards

  • Coming soon...

Hobbies

Contact

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Washington, D.C.
864-376-6370
yousef@yousefah.me

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