I am a freelance writer/photographer currently based in Clearwater, Florida. My real name is Angelo, but people like to call me Chad. I have more than five years worth of experience as a freelance writer and photographer, creating engaging content for publications, websites, and creative agencies in the United States and abroad. My short but extensive experience has allowed me to grow as a versatile creative, proficient in a variety of media platforms from traditional publishing to advertising.
Please feel free to browse my portfolio and view my collection of creative work. Thank you!
As a junior copywriter and content producer at PP+K, I wrote and edited product copy for several clients like Lennar, Big Boy, Tiva, and Visit Tampa Bay. I was also responsible for creating posts for PP+K's social media channels. Below are a few samples of the work I produced for the company. Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images.
As a junior copywriter, I worked on several accounts including Visit Tampa Bay and Lennar (Tampa). I was responsible for creating and editing the copy for the advertisements below:
Because of my photography and blogging experience, I also had the opportunity to produce creative content for PP+K's Social Media department.
In 2012, I went to the Philippines to work as a freelance journalist. I landed projects for several national publications, writing a wide variety of articles pertaining to travel, art, music, movies, business and fashion. Some of my clients included DDG Fashion and Travel Magazine, Clavel Lifestyle Magazine, and Madhouse MNL.
I contributed articles for several websites including the art website Lost at E Minor, English-language Philippine news agency Rappler, and was a staff writer for the now defunct Singapore-based movie review website Moviehunger.com. I also worked as a freelance copywriter for Copypress.com and Contentauthority.com.
Below are some samples of my published and unpublished work. Please click on the buttons or the images to read the full articles.
I've always considered blogging as a great platform to share ideas with other people. I've had so many personal blogs through the years, and all of them reflected my need to experiment and explore new ideas. The two blogs that I currently manage are actually a collaboration between me and my wife. Tin Can Beatnik is our online collection of absurd magnetic poetry, and Sunny State of Mind is a one-of-a-kind travel blog that features VR photography. Please click on the buttons to view the blogs.
Tin Can Beatnik is the result of our obsession with magnetic poetry. We found the random "poems" we came up with so funny and entertaining, we decided to photograph our creations and share them on the internet.
In July 2016, we launched Sunny State of Mind, a truly unique Florida travel blog that features descriptive storytelling and immersive 360-degree photography. The use of 360-degree photography is yet to become popular among th blogging community, but we are working really hard to show people its real potential.
Thank you so much for viewing my portfolio. Please feel free to explore the rest of my website by clicking the BACK button. I hope to hear from you really soon!
Mangrove Monkey, a custom board shorts company based in Naples, Florida, has been using my lifestyle images since 2007. In summer of 2017, the company owner officially asked me to produce and manage content for their various social media channels. I am still in the early stages of cultivating new followers, and I am excited to keep working to see Mangrove Monkey grow its social media base. Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images.
In October 2017, I started writing photography-related articles for the Australian-based graphic-design company, Canva. My responsibilities include writing cornerstone pieces as well as listicles. I also contribute images to the website. Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images.