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BEFORE WE BEGIN...
A few things you should know.

I’m based out of Brooklyn,
but what are places in 2021?

I made a cameo as a journalist in
the Spielberg movie Lincoln.

I’ve been workshopping the perfect
at home pizza recipe for 10 years.

Currently rehabbing a cabin in the Catskills into an
Alps-in-the-60s-themed BNB (with eventual pizza oven).

Life goals include:
Building an ultralight aircraft
Taking a freighter cruise
Living a life that impresses my theoretical grandchildren and the coroner who performs my autopsy.
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AWARDS/HONORS
Silver Effie – Pearle Vision
One Show Young Ones - Save the Arts — finalist
4As – Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS)
Perfect Attendance - Clover Hill High School - Junior year


SCHOOLS
Chicago Portfolio School
Copywriting
Virginia Commonwealth University
Political Science. Italian.

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JOBS I’VE HAD
Pereira O'Dell. New York Senior Copywriter. 2017-pres
Stella Artois, Corona, Michelob ULTRA, MINI, Redemption Whiskey, Jet.com, realtor.com, Timberland, European Wax Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Fox Sports, American Museum of Natural History. New biz pro.

Grey. New York Freelance Copywriter. 2016-2017
NFL, Febreze

EnergyBBDO. Chicago Copywriter. 2014-2016.
Bud Light, Orbit, 5 Gum, Lay’s, Bayer Aspirin, Aleve, Raid, OFF!, Windex, King’s Hawaiian, Quaker, Pearle Vision, Flintstones, One-A-Day, Dr. Scholls

Political Stuff. Richmond 2008-2013.
ACLU Lobbyist
Chief of Staff/Speechwriter/Campaign Advisor for a VA State Delegate

Upscale Furniture Deliveryperson 2006-2007.
Five Guys Fry Cook 2005.
Concrete Mix Master 2004.

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HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
804-651-1105
dcmattera@gmail.com
LinkedIn
Instagram



And finally, here’s what I looked like in high school.