About

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I’m Marissa — a San Diego-born, San Diego-based writer.

I’m my happiest on a quiet Sunday morning with coffee in one hand and something to read in the other. I prefer early bedtimes and a morning walk or yoga over a late-night Netflix binge and sleeping in. I find old doggos more lovable than puppies. Oh, and I love words. So much so that I went and made them my job.

I’ve been a copywriter for over seven years.

My career began at a home remodel and design e-commerce company where I wrote hundreds (if not thousands) of descriptions for products ranging from that oversized clock hanging on the wall above your sofa to the eight-piece set featured in your formal dining space. I also wrote short-form copy for their weekly shop newsletter series. After a few years, a promotion, and a cross-country move, I outgrew my role and sought out a position that would push me even further. That search led me to a global marketing company where I wrote campaign copy, newsletters, website copy, landing pages, video and radio scripts, in-store signage, print copy, and more for one of their Fortune 500 clients.

The growth I experienced between both of these roles prepared me for my most recent one as a copywriter at Snap Inc. where I helped craft narratives that positioned Snapchat as a leading ad platform for global businesses. Between B2B campaigns and some of their biggest tentpole moments, I wrote a lot. And thanks to their one-of-a-kind roster of kind, smart, and creative employees (up and down the ladder), I learned even more.

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. At the end of summer 2022, I was part of the 20% that was affected by Snap’s company-wide layoffs. My department was hit particularly hard, and that impact unfortunately left me without a job. It didn’t, however, leave me without the drive to write. I’m confident it’s left me more resilient and more eager to jump in and contribute to a new role with a new company.

On marissa-nicole.com, you have access to my resume and my work portfolio. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, head to my LinkedIn or Pinterest profiles. And if you’re at all interested in the bookworm in me, you can visit my “bookstagram” @rireadsbooks to see the latest title(s) on my nightstand.


Quick Hits

Currently reading: Theft By Finding by David Sedaris, and Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Currently binging: The Zoo: San Diego, Chef’s Table, and Gilmore Girls

Favorite movie to quote: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Favorite musician(s): Noah Kahan, LÉON, A R I Z O N A, Vance Joy, Hozier

Favorite restaurant: Mas Tacos Por Favor

Go-to drink: Coffee — In an iced-coffee-with-almond-milk phase; Alcoholic — Extra dirty gin martini with three olives