Malachy Walsh
Copywriter | Creative Director

About

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pronounced Mala-key

With a BA in English from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, I'm a product of the best in public education and the most expensive in private education.

I'm also an alumnus of the Portfolio Center before it gave birth to all the ad schools that now promise everyone a shot at glory turning art into a capitalist tool. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Some of my advertising work has been inducted into the archives of the NY MOMA by the AICP.

Past clients include: Nokia, Kmart, BellSouth, Unisys, Dove, Dupont, Verizon, 21st Century Insurance, Eidos (publisher of Lara Croft and Legacy of Kain), Abovenet, AT&T, Safeway, PG&E, Pandesic (an Intel/SAP company), Sprint, SquareSoft (Final Fantasy), The St. Paul Company, Cub Foods. 

Other jobs I've had: bookstore manager, horse farm grunt, journalist, waiter, pizza boy, dishwasher, ditch-digger, video store clerk. 
Finally, I hate titles.

For a closer look at my professional background, here's a link to my LinkedIn profile. Go now.  

BONUS — 18 non-fiction books I recommend:

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Shift by Chip and Dan Heath

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

Truth, Lies, and Advertising by Jon Steel

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Googled by Ken Auletta

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art by Rand Paul

Bill Bernbach’s Book by Bob Levinson

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan

Good Days and Mad by Dick DeBartolo

Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins

Improvisational Games for the Theatre by Viola Spolin

Cut‘n’Mix by Dick Hebdige

Tattoos on the Heart by Greggory Boyle

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

The Call of Stories by Robert Coles