Thursday, May 8, 2014

Goin' Out West

If you follow this blog semi-quarterly — about the same rate I actually update this thing — you'll know the name Afshin Hatami.

After taking my class for two semesters (and a semester over at AdHouse), Afshin started killing it at Ogilvy as a junior copywriter.  There, his flair for humor and storytelling have brought ideas to life for Ikea and AmEx.  Working with top brands and top talent haven't gone unnoticed.

Living everyone's dream of heading out west to be a star, Afshin is embarking on a new journey in his career as he joins Deutsch LA later this month.

It's with a tear in my eye (metaphorically speaking, as advertising has dried the well) that I say bon voyage to Afshin.  Not only has he been one of my greatest students, Afshin's been a solid friend and drinking bud and will sorely be missed on the east coast.

Let's all raise a shot of Jack to Afshin and his continued success.  With that, I leave you with his latest work for AmEx featuring the equally brilliant Tina Fey.

Best of luck, my man.


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