Becca Wadlinger is a writer currently based at Wieden + Kennedy Portland. Clients include Coca-Cola, Samsung, Nike, KFC, Yoplait, Facebook, Diet Coke, P&G, Levi's, Chiquita,
Travel Portland, and more.
Rebecca Wadlinger is a poet and graduate of UT Austin's Michener Center for Writers and the University of Houston's PhD Program in Literature and Creative Writing. Her poetry collection Terror/Terrible/Terrific is forthcoming from
Octopus Books in 2019.
Becca Wadlinger is a Creative Director at W+K Portland, where she has brought her strange, magical poet-ness for nearly ten years.
Before that, she worked as a writer (sometimes called a "real writer" or a "writer-writer" in advertising) and professor. She earned an MFA in poetry from the Michener Center for Writers and a doctorate in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She is a literary translator and author of the collection Terror/Terrible/Terrific
(forthcoming from Octopus Books).
Sometimes the poet and advertising parts blur. Those moments are fun to write about: