Nathan Archambault

Creative Director. Copywriter. Author.

I solve the world’s problems, one project at a time.

Having spent the last 12+ years creating integrated campaigns big and small, I’ve noticed something: We have a lot of problems. I try to make lives easier one brief at a time. When I help a brand help people, I’ve had a good day.

I'm a writer at heart with a heart for writing. I live in the sweet spot of concept and innovation, creating fresh ideas that break through and build brands. I do stuff outside the office – like teaching ad students at Miami Ad School and SVA or writing essays about ad life – because staying fresh matters. I recently wrote a book called Rox's Secret Code that inspires girls to get into coding. I'm super pumped about it.

My past projects include TV/film, websites, mobile sites/apps, print/OOH, content strategy, social campaigns, branded content and experiential pieces. And if you have a problem, we should talk.   


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Experience & Education.

As a Freelance CD/CW, I bounce effortlessly between campaigns and platforms and back again. At Anomaly, I relaunched Google For Work as GSuite and met over 100 dogs for 1 PetSmart ad. At Droga5, I convinced tens of thousands of people to run 4.01K for their 401(k). At Leo Burnett NY, I developed branded content on a budget so that tiny brands like FiLIP and Sprout could compete with the big boys. At AKQA, I made platforms with purpose for Google, Chase, Verizon, Smirnoff, Hyundai and (RED). At TBWA/CHIAT/DAY, I helped Sprint, Absolut and Snickers disrupt highly-competitive categories. At Publicis, I met my wife.

From time to time, I wander the halls of the School of Visual Arts and Miami Ad School to help teach ad students how to make ads better in the future than they’ve been in the past. 

At Syracuse University, I earned dual degrees for Advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and English and Textual Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. I graduated magna cum laude with Honors, was awarded the Margaret Y. Cragg Prize for having the highest GPA in the English and Textual Studies Program and published an Honors Thesis called Jail Bait, a collection of short stories that you can find somewhere in the depths of Bowne Hall. I also studied advertising and copywriting at Chicago Portfolio School.