About Me

Kelly Butler

Think Leah Remini meets Wanda Sykes meets Phoebe Waller-Bridge

I’m Kelly (She/Her), a freelance creative director, content strategist and copywriter living in Los Angeles. I decided to work directly with clients again after 10 long years of agency life. A former stand-up comic, I’m funniest after you’ve had your fourth drink.

In my “off” hours, I’m likely enrolled in the weirdest class or event I can possibly find. Magic school anyone? How about a three-hour graffiti showdown? All ladies wrestling match? I also run a Facebook group, Freelancing Females California, and am a quarterly cohort lead for Art of Freelance, a 10-week accountability course for creatives that guides them from ideation to execution of a personal project.

How I’m different

In short, I give a sh*t. My mom wanted me to take that sentence out, but I feel it’s an important distinction. If I had a dime for every client that came to me because their agency or contractor kept “phoning it in” I’d be Oprah-rich. I freelance so I can work one-on-one with clients and feel I have a real stake in the game.

My Pledge

I promise to…

  • Handle every project with a sense of urgency and importance
  • Listen to your direction with an open mind
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Work hard, stay present and use humor to lighten your load
  • Treat both bosses and team members with equal respect
  • Find a deep satisfaction in helping you achieve your goals
  • Make a positive impact on your organization every time we work together

“Kelly is both talented and personable, which makes working with her a pleasure. She fought for the integrity of the work while ensuring the client was happy and incorporated their feedback quickly. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again.”

-Amy Allen, West Coast Strategy Lead, Razorfish

“Kelly kicks ass. I had the pleasure of being her partner at FCB and we made some great work and had a lot of fun in the process. She is a clever writer and truly loves what she does. If this was a star rating system, I’d give her five out of five.”

-Myra Mazzei Nussbaum, Group Creative Director, DDB