Helping Denver Suck Less: John Bellina, Copywriter/Creative Director
John Bellina came to Denver by way of a career that includes CD positions at TBWA\TEQUILA in New York, Hal Riney in San Francisco, and Publicis West in Salt Lake City. His client shortlist includes: Absolut, Nextel, Pfizer and lots of names we all know. So does his 30+ awards list.
He was lured here by a challenge to breathe life into one of Denver’s oldest shops – Barnhart. In just over a year, he directed them into their first Denver 50, plus new business wins that included: The Denver Public Library, Colorado Casualty, Educause, and amillionmilesfromanywhere.com – a teen suicide prevention site for the Wyoming Department of Health.
As a creative director, John doesn’t just stamp his name on the awards submissions. At each of his past agencies, he’s been heavily involved in the work – from concept to copywriting to final product. He also comes ego-free, asking us to make sure credit is shared on some of the work we’ve featured with writer Bob Rickert and AD Joel Hill on Jeppesen, and with AD Darren Brickel on Wyoming.