Hi, I'm Olga.
A copywriter and brand consultant allergic to big egos, blah, and BS.
That means I don’t do ‘disruptive storytelling’ or ‘cut-through content’.
I just help all kinds of people and organisations figure out what to say and how.
Some of the people I've worked with:
HOW DID IT COME
After nearly a decade of working with 60+ brands, I realised I only do my best work when I give a damn. So now I only take on damn-worthy projects.
That doesn’t necessarily mean ‘society-transforming, planet-cooling, kitten-rescuing’, although that would be a massive bonus, and anyone who knows me will confirm that I’d do anything for cats. But most of all, I just want interesting problems.
The specific industry doesn't matter — I've had worrying amounts of fun writing about Boeing’s latest features, e-commerce payment systems, and gut health (without resorting to intestinal puns, would you believe). Some of my best long-form copy was based on legal case studies, and I spent some of the happiest hours of my career hiding secret messages in headlines for a crime drama channel. Basically, I'm a near-omnivore: like a lactose-intolerant bear.
So I won't claim to be saving the world one headline at a time.
I just like writing words that work, and work hard.
(Think carpenter ant on Ritalin. Those kinda words. 💊🐜)
The best way to get hold of me is by email.
— Steve Vranakis
ECD of Google Creative Lab
I supply a statistically significant amount of weird overheard things to TimeOut London: 90+ published so far.
If you like foggy islands, folklore, diaries, and short horror stories, you might enjoy this one.
I [try to] keep a strategy blog called Solved, which is all about solving problems by asking better questions.
I, ME, MINE
Born and bred in the Arctic.
Started learning English 'cos of The Beatles.
Two degrees (linguistics, graphic design).
Two spleens, but no related superpowers.
Party trick: breaking 🍏🍎 in half with my hands.
Weekends and holidays: hiking.
Worked at: TBWA, Mother, AMV BBDO.
Likes: cats, Belgian beers, horror, learning, deadlines.
Dislikes: noise, moths, aniseed, the expression 'creative juices'.
Strengths: excitable, 10 ideas per minute, brutally honest.
Weaknesses: excitable, 10 ideas per minute, brutally honest.
Oxford comma: yes, yes, and yes.