This week, TXADPR had the opportunity to interview a fellow longhorn and Texas Creative, Kevin Pellicone. Kevin is pursuing his Master’s in Advertising and is currently in the third sequence of the Texas Creative portfolio program, Portfolio 3. Prior to Texas Creative, Kevin was a professional actor. His insight into Texas Creative is honest and helpful. Make sure to check out his portfolio at kevinpellicone.net.
What Inspired you to take this route?
I sought something creative; I always have. Growing up, my dream job was to be an author and illustrator. I put that on the back burner to pursue a career in performing. Somehow, I thought that would be more fruitful? I don’t know. I always loved creative writing and eventually came back to it. When you’re performing in theatre you oftentimes play the same character, or character archetype, but in advertising, every brand is a different character.
What are some of your favorite brands or campaigns you have worked on?
My favorite spot in my portfolio is for Brookstone (remember the massage chair store in the mall?). It’s silly, sad, and honest. It captures a feeling of dread that I have certainly had in adulthood, but also captures a positivity and resilience I believe is so important to carrying on, to continuing.