Christian Mondragón

Christian Mondragón

Senior Copywriter at Dieste Inc
Dallas, United States

About me

I'm a multicultural Colombian creative raised in Venezuela and currently residing in the US. When I was 12 years old, I accidentally swallowed a diamond, perhaps that was my stroke of luck to live in incredible places such as Amazonas, Tuluá, Cali, Bogotá, LA, Dallas, and on top of everything, winning more than 150 awards.

During my 12 years of experience, I’ve helped build big ideas and increased revenue for recognized brands across Latam, HM, and GM in the US.

Early in my career, I won prestigious awards such as Young Lions, and the London International Awards invited me twice to their renowned CreativeLIAison program in Las Vegas. These unforgettable experiences have allowed me to create a valuable network of friends and professional connections at a global level; as a result, I have been invited to be a Jury member of different Advertising Festivals in Europe, North America Asia, and Latin America.

On my B side, I’m a Dad, autodidact, tireless apprentice, bitcoiner, cyclist, traveler, and founder of the Foundation: “Movimiento Voces Por Los Niños” in Colombia. Beyond my passion for the business, I love writing short stories for my beautiful son, Thiago Mondragón, who doesn't give a hoot about his daddy’s rankings in advertising.

Languages
  • Spanish - Native
  • English - Pro
Sector Experience

Positions

Senior Copywriter
United States
May 2017 - Present (4 years 8 months)
As Senior Copywriter at Casanova, he has worked for brands such as Covered California, California Lottery, eBay, Carl's Junior, as well as created campaigns for Donate Life California. Since joining in 2017, he has helped the agency win five Cannes Lions, three Grand Clios, seven LIA's, Best In Show at Ad Stars, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, and more.
Copywriter
Bogotá, Colombia
2016 - 2017 (1 year)
As Senior Copywriter, he worked mainly on Pepsico and Baloto Lottery, developing campaigns ranging from traditional mass media to omnichannel marketing.
Responsable de conceptos / redactor
Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia
2014 - 2016 (2 years)
At McCann WorldGroup he worked across many international and local brands including Nestle, the Ministry of National Education in Colombia, Homecenter, and Aval Group. In 2016, he was ranked among the top 50 most awarded copywriters in Direct New Ideas. He has won accolades at Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show, and London International Awards.
Copywriter
Ogilvy Colombia
Bogotá, Colombia
2012 - 2014 (2 years)
As Senior Copywriter, he worked mainly on Milo, Nestlé, Canon, and Claro Network, developing campaigns ranging from traditional mass media to omnichannel marketing.
Copywriter
Bogotá, Colombia
2011 - 2012 (1 year)
As Junior Copywriter, he worked mainly on Schwarzkopf and Telefónica Colombia developing campaigns ranging from traditional mass media to omnichannel marketing. Other clients included the National Postal Service of Colombia 4-72, Boomerang TV, Henkel, Syoss, Balance, Cuadernos Norma, Colores Norma and Editorial Carvajal.

Education

CreativeLIAisons

2015 - 2018 (3 years)
Creative LIAisons is an annual program limited to 100 attendees from around the globe. LIAisons has become one of the most sought after programs in the industry. Creative LIAisons runs concurrently with LIA judging, providing exclusive access to all of LIA's jury members. This is the perfect opportunity for the attendees to mingle and have one-on-one discussions with the top creative talent in advertising, design, digital, production and technology. LIA holds a party for jurors, speakers, media and the Creative LIAisons attendees. It is an informal event that allows the juniors to have unfettered access to the leaders of the industry. The program consists of networking, seminars and the privilege to sit in on statue deliberations. Access to the judging room from the beginning of statue discussions through to the final metal decisions is an experience no other award show offers.

Planeación estratégica

2010 - 2011 (1 year)

Dirección de arte y Redacción

2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2021, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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