On the Clock 

When I was a kid, I used to dream about having a job at a building full of other writers, where I could work on everything from screenplays to poetry. The fact that this job actually exists came as an intense shock. But I've since recovered.

In 2020, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in advertising. I accepted a job at Doner, a Detroit-based agency, where I now write for brands like Jeep and Fairlife milk.

Awards I've Won:

Gold Cube for Craft in Writing | The One Show for Creativity, Young Ones 2020

Gold Telly Award for Branded Content | Telly Awards 2020

International Student Award Shortlist | ANDYs 2020

Excellence in Personal Essay | Mayhew Awards 2020

Excellence in Feature-Length Screenwriting | Mayhew Awards 2019

First Place | National Student Advertising Competition, Districts 2019

 

Other Brands I've Worked With: 

Ram | Chrysler | Amazon | Hasbro | Beats by Dre | Nickelodeon | The Color Run

Contact Me: 

ljfinlinson@gmail.com | Resume

 

Off the Clock 

 Listens to NPR more than she listens to music  

 Listens to full-cast audiobooks more than she listens to NPR

Pairs well with: a sentimental screenplay about podcasters in love that won an award one time.

 Average Scrabble score of 325  

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 Plans to haunt a museum giftshop 

 after her death  

 
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 The Meg* of the family  

 *The emotional support sibling: provides you with FaceTime calls, relationship advice, and Instagram comments you never asked for.

 Embroiders her own t-shirts 

*Sestina: a poem with six stanzas of six lines and a final triplet, all stanzas having the same six words at the line-ends in six different sequences that follow a fixed pattern, and with all six words appearing in the closing three-line envoi. 

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Pairs well with: a personal essay.about discovering feminism as a kid in suburban Utah.

 Fierce defender of superhero's girlfriends 

 Wrote her first letter to her congressperson at age ten  

Because water drainage gates should NOT have gaps big enough to pose a threat to local ducklings

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Has never lived in an apartment she didn't believe was haunted 

 Jane Austen's great-great-great-grandniece 

In spirit.

Constantly looking for an excuse to buy another candle 

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 Probably stayed up all last night writing an essay on Twitter  

 Never happier than when she's taking notes on a really big whiteboard 

Preferably with a pen behind one ear