Hi, my name is Brian.

Creative director. Copywriter. Screenwriter. Director. Blogger. Teacher. Toddler wrangler. Not necessarily in that order.

I'm available for freelance copywriting, content creation, screenwriting and directing projects. Drop me a line at brian@26keyscreative.com.

26 Keys Creative

I couldn't sleep. I needed a name for my freelance writing shingle.

A client needed it for paperwork because they needed to bill a company, not a person.

But I couldn't think of a name.

Sidekick Creative. The Workshop. &mpersand Creative... Too common. Too clever. Too much.

So I couldn't sleep.

Then one night, lying in bed, I thought of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

And how all stories come from those 26 letters on a keyboard.

And how those 26 keys could unlock so many possibilities.

And that's where the name 26 Keys Creative came from.

That night, I slept like a rock.

26 Keys Creative Clients

Consolidated Theatres, Ward Village, Piggy Smalls, Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii, Senator Brian Schatz, Hospice Hawaii, SimplicityHR. I also do freelance copywriting work for ad/design agencies MVNP (HVCB, McDonald's Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank) and Wall to Wall Studios (Outrigger Resorts, Hawaii National Bank, Chaminade University).

Past Work

With 18 years of advertising and marketing experience, I've worked as a copywriter at ad agencies in San Francisco (FCB Worldwide), Detroit (Doner), New York (MRM/McCann) and Hawaii (MVNP). My print, TV and digital work has won awards at the Peles, Tellys, Adrians, Effies, Caddys, Shortys and American Advertising Awards.

My past clients have included: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Kamehameha Schools, McDonald's Hawaii, International Market Place, Hele Gas, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Hawaiian Telcom, Mastercard, Wendy's, Nikon, Kraft, DK Books, Health Plan of New York, Future Shop, The UPS Store, Autotrader.com, AT&T Wireless, Oakland A's, Fox Sports, Major League Baseball.

Produced Screenplays

I'm also a produced screenwriter. My script "The Rogues Gallery" was turned into the film "Operation Endgame" (2010), starring Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin, Maggie Q and Zach Galifianakis.

I wrote an animated short called "Maisa, The Chamoru Girl Who Saves Guam" (2015) which had the honor of being Guam's first animated film in the Chamoru language. It was also a Hawaii International Film Festival selection and was named best short film (Liklik Piksa - Little Picture Award) at the Pasifika Film Fest. 

I also regularly teach an Adventures in Screenwriting Workshop for the Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii.

To further judge me, visit me on LinkedIn.