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Silver tongue. Heart of gold. Lead foot. Aluminum laptop.

Anders J. Svensson is a freelance copywriter & creative consultant who supports his wanderlust and wiener dog by offering clear communication, an unlimited supply of ideas, and a cultivated brand of irreverence to businesses, agencies, and non-profits.

After spending his early career building a foundation in copywriting, content writing, technical writing, and corporate communications, he joined the creative team at Veer in 2006 and co-founded Calgary creative agency Uppercut in 2012.

Since 2015, he has been available for hire as an independent freelancer, while working on a variety of publishing projects and small ventures.


Ongoing Projects

Treasure League
treasureleague.com
Treasure League launched in 2016 as a recreational treasure hunting league, with treasure chests hidden throughout Calgary. Thanks to some generous coverage from Avenue Magazine and CBC Radio’s The Eyeopener, thousands of people played the monthly game for two years. In 2018, the game is being reinvented into a new, more sustainable format.

Jobula
jobula.com
Jobula is web-based software that enables HR teams and recruiters to attach tracking links to their job postings. Anytime a job applicant is wondering what stage the hiring process has reached, they can click the tracking link to find out. The goal is to add meaningful transparency to a process that generally leaves job applicants in the dark.

Locked Library
libraryafterdark.ca
In 2016, I was invited to coffee by the CEO of the Calgary Public Library Foundation, to discuss collaborating on a series of fundraising events for the library. Locked Library builds on the idea of escape rooms (usually enjoyed by 4-6 players) and reimagining them as massive live event for 200-1000 concurrent players, racing against the clock. There have been four Locked Library events so far, raising as much as $30K in a single evening. The next event is scheduled for February 1, 2019 at the stunning New Central Library.

Terrible Interesting
jetpack.ca/terribly
Terribly Interesting is a sketch comedy podcast, written by me and acted by an international cast of voice actors. It's puppetry on a global scale, without the puppets, sets, or felt burns — the leading cause of death amongst traditional puppeteers. There are 26 episodes currently online.

Education

University of Alberta
Bachelor of Arts | 1993 – 1997
Major in English, Minor in Playwriting

Career

Writer & Creative Consultant
Jetpack Creative Industries | 1997 – Present

Creative Director
This Is New | 2013 – 2015

Senior Writer & Founder
Uppercut | 2012 – 2015

Senior Copywriter
Veer & Corbis | 2006 – 2012

Communications Specialist
FortisAlberta | 2003 – 2005

Copywriter
Matrikon | 2002 – 2003

Writer & Editor
Hopewell Group | 2000 – 2002

Technical Writer
General Electric | 1998 – 2000