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2021 One Show Out of Home / Print Jury

Colin Corcoran



New York

Since 2006, Corcoran has been the most consistently awarded, pitch winning and in demand freelance CD/Copywriter across the entire country for over 500 advertising agencies, design studios, interactive shops and brand marketers.

Despite being independent, he was Lürzer’s Archive Magazine’s #1 ranked U.S.-based copywriter of the decade from 2010-2020. He was also the writer with the most work published in Communication Arts 2016 and 2019 Ad Annuals, along with Graphis’ 2019 and 2020 Ad Annuals (resulting in being named a Graphis Master). Additionally, his work has been recognized with a D&AD Yellow Pencil, Graphis Platinum and by multiple One Shows, One Screen, AICP, Radio Mercurys and Obies.

Despite being an adperson, his writing and/or art direction has also garnered major design accolades: One Show Designs, AIGA 365 (Denver Art Museum Permanent Archives), Cannes, Clio, CA Design + Typography Annuals and Type Directors Clubs.

And despite being over age 40, his diction for digital has appeared in Communication Arts Interactive Annual, FWAs, Davey Awards and The Webbys.

Colin graduated from Brainco – Minneapolis School of Advertising and began his career at Carmichael Lynch, Fallon, Hunt Adkins and Colle + McVoy. After moves to San Francisco, L.A. and Chicago, he’s now based in Brooklyn with a rescue Chinook named Butterscotch. He has previously judged The Webbys (2016-2021), Radio Mercurys (2017-2019), Graphis, The Minneapolis Show (2021) and CMYK Magazine.




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