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Oh, hey.
It's me,
Daniel DiStefano. 


I'm a writer with proven experience in the fintech, advertising, B2B, B2C, strategy, and healthcare worlds. I’ve worked for agencies big and small, written commercials for Fortune 50 companies, coined nationally recognized taglines, and developed videos, scripts, pitches, websites, and more. Some of that work is super cool, some of it is super hush-hush, and all of it makes me super proud. 

I get a kick out of helping clients put their bright ideas into the juiciest arrangement of words. I ask a lot of questions, write a lot of options, and always help you get there, wherever "there" is.



I grew up in New Jersey, so I understand things like The Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen, and William Carlos Williams a little better than most. Whenever I say "the city," I'm still talking about New York. I like books, donuts, coffee, and late Saturday mornings that combine all three. I'm a copywriter by day and fiction writer by night, but really just a nerd who likes constructing good sentences. I'm a very proud member of The Oxford Comma Club who prefers writing with an inky black pen over typing on a keyboard. I used to have a pet frog who lived to be 25-years-old and now have a pitbull who sometimes pees in her sleep and looks a little like one of those gargoyle monsters from Ghostbusters. But, like, in a cute way. I now live in Baltimore with my partner and our objectively adorable son. And yes, we like telling people that Baltimore is more than The Wire.


*I am not this DiStefano

Work Experience

Senior Copy Strategist at Green Dot Corporation

March 2021 — Present

Pasadena, CA, USA

Associate Creative Director of Copy at MOD Worldwide

April 2020 — March 2021

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Senior Copywriter at MOD Worldwide

Mar 2019 — April 2020

Copywriter at MOD Worldwide

Nov 2017 — Mar 2019

Copywriter at Game Seven Marketing

Nov 2014 — Oct 2017

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Thesis Adviser at University of Michigan

2013 — 2014

Apprentice at Wolverine Press

2013 — 2014

Graduate Student Instructor at University of Michigan

2011 — 2013

Foreign Contracts Coordinator at Janklow & Nesbit Associates

2009 — 2011

Permissions & Contracts Assistant at Janklow & Nesbit Associates

2007 — 2009

Editorial Assistant at Canteen Magazine

2007 — 2008

Writing Fellowships

NYC Emerging Writer Fellow

Center for Fiction


Zell Fellow

Helen Zell Writers' Program

University of Michigan


Colby Fellow

Helen Zell Writers' Program

University of Michigan



MFA in Fiction

Helen Zell Writers' Program

University of Michigan

2011 – 2013

BA in English/Creative Writing

Muhlenberg College

2003 – 2007

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