Since bonding over their combined experiences working in fast food, they have been inseparable ever since first year. Adriana has a love of words and thank god she does because look at that last name. Ever since doing work experience as a copywriter in school she has known it’s for her.
Jenny is the one that makes the design magic happen. From finding her love of drawing and creating at an early age and realising it can become a career she hasn’t stopped, one D&AD New Blood pencil later.
We are disruptive creators, brave thinkers and rebels with a cause. We believe that it’s not just our similarities that make us work so well as a team. It’s the differences that make us stronger. We come from different experiences and different ways of thinking. But together, as a copywriter and art director, we solve problems with unexpected and memorable solutions. We are ready to learn, improve and explore within our idea generation and executions. Over our uni lives, we’ve worked on numerous briefs ranging from quirky comedy, to concepts that are backed by social justice where we try to create a behavioural change within our target audience. We’re so excited to break into the industry and explore all opportunities.
We once accidentally ordered kids drinks during a ‘coffee chat’ with industry professionals. We’ve come a long way since that humbling moment. Although the embarrassment remains, our energy and enthusiasm has only skyrocketed. After all, not everyone gets to do what they love alongside their best friend.
We are hungry for electrifying insights and invigorating ideas. So much so, we have a habit of bouncing ideas off each other around the clock. Despite being sleep deprived from all the 3am brainstorming sessions, there is never a dull moment between us.
Let’s chat some more over a drink… kids drinks only.
Rick’s many unconventional ideas and Andrea making sure everything is ‘on strat’ made heads turn when they decided to team up.
Rick refined his unorthodox ideas and creativity grind at IPG Mediabrands while Andrea learnt how to write braver strategy briefs at TBWA.
Despite contrasting personalities, their differences complement each other with their disruptive work, which makes this partnership remarkable. Andrea writes strategies that kills your inner chicken while Rick uses his childlike wonders to combat briefs.
They are Pencil & Pen, the Creative Strategist team you lack.