Malik Adán (he/him/fam) is a New Yorker and secret Texan first, (screen)writer/editor/Destiny 2 lifer second. He currently works and lives in Oakland, CA. His experience includes podcast production, traditional advertising, all things “digital,” scrappy start-up experience, mind-blowing explanations of complex B2B products and missions, and quippy, pseudo-viral moments on Twitter. He’s a proud MAIP and A Better Chance alumnus. He will also be proud of his BA in Film & English when he’s done repaying his loans from Wesleyan University. He enjoys mangoes, and paying his bills on time. Hire Him | Creep On Him

NUTRIBULLET
Character; Senior Copywriter
Verbal Guidelines + Web


In early 2019, Malik supported the Character team’s whole-hog rebrand of the storied blender brand. While he touched many parts of the Verbal Identity, he solely led the website’s rewrite, including an on-spec quiz that would match eager healthy-eaters with the perfect Nutribullet for their kitchen.



TERADATA
John McNeil Studio; Copywriter
Conceptual + Campaign + Web

Enterprise-level analytics is a hard business. Alongside Group Creative Director Doug Green, Malik helped Teradata present their solution in a 2018. This includes but isn’t limited to: the core concept, script options for the launch video, and an extensive re-write of the brand’s site.

The final concept below won folks over. Though, these scripts could’ve kicked ass too.

REELYDOPE MEDIA
Managing Editor/Reigning Dictator
Writing + Editing + Marketing +
Podcast Production

Since founding REELYDOPE in 2014, Malik and an ever-changing team of writers, filmmakers and enthusiasts have covered film and media from a Bay Area perspective. His personal contributions include producing over 50 episodes of the podcast, REELYDOPE Radio in 2016, interviewing Oscar-awarding winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, chatting with John Wick’s Lance Reddick, and covering fests like SXSW, TIFF, Sundance, & the Busan International Film Festival.

 
WALKER & COMPANY
Lead Writer + Consultant
Brand + Content Strategy + Web + Social


With Walker & Company, Malik put his amateaur barber experience into action for the Bevel Shave System and the FORM Hair Care Collection. For Bevel, he delivered across channels, rewriting multiple parts of the site for the 2017 redesign. For FORM’s subsequent launch, he worked with Design Lead Quinnton Harris  to craft the entire web experience.



WRITING
Various

When he’s not working to give brands a stronger (harder, better, faster) look, Malik’s watching a ton of movies, writing about them, and helping other people do the same. 

That’s probably one reason why Rotten Tomatoes finally made him an approved critic.* Here you’ll find a sampling of his most recent scribbles on the internets and in print.








*(It had absolutely nothing to do with the thousand pounds of mangoes as a bribe.)

FURTHER CREDITS
CURRENT


CHARACTER, 2019 -
REELYDOPE MEDIA, 2014 -
PAST LIVES
JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO, 2018 - 19
SHADOW & ACT, 2018
GODFREY DADICH PARTNERS, 2018
WALKER & COMPANY, 2017
SUNRUN, 2017
LYFT, 2015
ELEVEN, 2013-15