Copyright © 2004-2011 Dan Mottola.  All Rights Reserved.  


Dan here.

I'm a Copywriter in Austin, TX. 

I say laughter is the best way to self medicate.

Cooking and bicycling tickle my fancy.

The term 'jagoff' is from Pittsburgh, like me. But I'm no jagoff.

What  am I?  

I'm ready to roll up my sleves and craft some inspired copy.

Let's talk!




Marketing Communications Writer, Austin Community College, 2009-2011

Part of an integrated marketing team that produced catchy, successful communications for over 40,000 college students who, according to researchers, typically ignore communications from integrated marketing teams. 


Freelancer & Copywriter-at-Large for  Ptarmak Inc., Austin, TX, 2007-Now

Produced  majorly snazzy work  for national brands and esteemed organizations. Clients: Kashi, Bear Naked, Kellogg's, Volusion, The Non-GMO-Project, Manitoba Harvest, The Lauren Lachance Collection, Beanito's, and BevForce.


News Reporter, The Austin Chronicle, 2004-2009

Authored more than 250 feature stories, plus over 500 news briefs and blog posts. Reporting led to appearances on PBS and CBC Radio Canada. Interviewed Willie Nelson on his bus and shared an awkward elevator ride with T. Boone Pickens. 




B.A., Journalism, Texas State University*  

Studied in the honors program, wrote for the University Star newspaper, and DJ'd a show on KTSW 89.9. Penned a thesis on subversive comedy and completed course work in Advertising. Best of all, met the love of my life.


*The real college, not the one in Sinbad's 1991 comedy, "Necessary Roughness."