About Me

My simplest introduction is this: I’m a San Diego-born, San Diego-based writer.

A little more about me —

I am my happiest self on a slow Sunday morning with coffee in one hand and something to read in the other (a book is preferred, but a newsletter or article pulled up on my phone is more likely). Though after 5 PM on any other day of the week, that cup of joe I love so much is likely swapped for a glass of pinot that I love even more (*see image above).

I prefer an early bedtime and a morning hike or yoga to a late-night Netflix binge and sleeping in. I make a mean egg scramble and a bowl of guac that could rival your favorite from the local taco joint. I find old doggos more lovable than puppies. Oh, and I love words. So much so that I went and made them my job.

A little more about my job experience —

I’ve been a copywriter for just under five years now, and I can’t imagine a profession that’s more fit for me… unless street taco connoisseur ever became a recognized trade. Until then, you can find me in front of a blank word doc attempting to create something great.

My career in writing began at a home remodel and design e-commerce company. While there, I wrote hundreds (if not thousands) of descriptions for products that range from an oversized clock you’d hang on the wall above your sofa to an eight-piece dining set you’d feature in your formal dining space. I also wrote short-form copy for their weekly shop newsletters. After three-and-a-half years, a promotion, and a cross-country move, I outgrew the tasks associated with my roles there and began seeking a position a bit more challenging. That search led me to a global marketing company where I wrote email newsletters, website copy, landing page copy, video and radio scripts, in-store signage, print, App Store and Google Play copy, and more for one of their Fortune 500 clients.

The growth I experienced in my short career prepared me for my current role as a copywriter at Snap Inc., where I help craft narratives that position Snapchat as a leading ad platform for global businesses.

A little more about my website —

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, you can 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 on my nightstand.

Happy exploring! I’m so glad you’re here.

Quick Hits

Currently reading: Like Streams To The Ocean by Jedediah Jenkins

Currently binging: Marvel Universe

Favorite movie to quote: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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

Favorite restaurant: Mas Tacos Por Favor

Go-to drink: Coffee — Cold brew with oat milk; Alcoholic — Mezcal old fashioned