Felipe A. Bascope

2009-Present: Freelance galore; agency and client direct. Brand, brand/retail, digital/interactive/ brand retail.

1997-Present: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA: Advanced Copywriting Instructor

2003-2008: Saatchi&SaatchiLA Associate Creative Director: All facets of Toyota, from National to digital brand integration and back to National. Creative Director and copywriter on Surfrider Foundation.

2002-2003: Freelance Freelance Freelance and Spasmodic: Saatchi&Saatchi, Deutsch, Y&R, Quiksilver, Remo Drums and loads of other client direct

2001-2002: The Designory, Inc. Long Beach Creative Director/Copy: Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu and new business (Collateral/digital/website development)

1998-2001 Freelance: Saatchi&Saatchi London/LA, Ogilvy & Mather LA/NY, Team One Los Angeles, Foote Cone & Belding Los Angeles/OC, McElroy FCB, Think New Ideas LA, Zuckerman, Lightcap & Partners NY, Campbell Mithun Esty, BBDO Atlanta, Fattal and Collins LA, Houston Helm Los Angeles, Bates USA, Kalis & Savage Los Angeles.

1995-98: dGWB, Irvine CA, Associate Creative Director – Qualcomm, Ocean Pacific, Surfrider Foundation, Shimano fishing and biking, Avia Athletic shoes, Clarion, Kentucky Fried Chicken, El Pollo Loco, Weinerschnitzel, Thermador, FileNet, Toshiba, Unocal Agricultural, Rhino Chasers Micro-Beer Lactaid.

1993-95: GSD&M, Austin Texas, Associate Creative Director – Southwest Airlines, Coors Light, Texas State Tourism Board, Texas Lottery, Luxor Hotel and Casino, Surfrider Foundation, Don’t Mess with Texas, Pebble Beach.

1992-93: Robert Elen & Associates LA, Senior Copywriter – California Honda Dealers, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Surfrider Foundation.

1991-92: Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Copywriter – Toyota Automotive, Yamaha Motorcycles and Watercraft.

1990-91: NW Ayer LA, Copywriter – Toshiba Copiers and Laptop Computers, Iberia Airlines, Los Angeles County Museum.

1987-89: keye/donna/pearlstein, LA: - Suzuki Automotive, Del Taco, California State Tourism Board, Laura Scudders

Awards & Kudos: Cannes (Bronze Lion), One Show, Belding, New York Art Directors Club, Clio, Addy (Best of Show 3 times), D&AD, Orange County Advertising (Best of Show), Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, Creativity.

Curator: “Orange Peel. A slice of Orange County surf history”, 2006 Orange County Nautical Museum.
"Nick Scandone: Extraordinary People" exhibit 2010 - 2011 Explore Ocean, Newport Beach, CA

Pretty fluent in spanish, surfing, snowboarding, travel, and eating. "Ice cream is a food group."