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DIVYA MIRLAY

Lawyer. Writer. Struggling Comic.

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FAQs for lawyers-turned-copywriters, answered.

Are you a copyright lawyer? No.

Do you love your new career? Not as much as I love Ryan Reynolds.

Do you miss the money? Yes. Please send me some. 

Why did you do it? I found writing funny Instagram captions much more enjoyable than drafting share purchase agreements.

Was it tough to start from scratch again? Yes. But there are many I turned to for advice. I interview them in my podcast, Please Turn Over, which features lawyers, engineers, bankers, architects and others who are now advertising creatives.

Will you return to the law? Not even if Ryan Reynolds looked at me with his gorgeous eyes and begged me to.

Do you feel insecure about your decision? At times. I write jokes about it and perform them at open mics across Berlin. Comedy is truth and pain, after all. 

Could you quickly go over my rental contract? No.

If you’d like to chat, please contact me here:

Email: divyamirlay@gmail.com

Resume | LinkedIn | Instagram

If you’re Ryan Reynolds, please contact me here:

30 Alte Schonhauser Allee, Berlin. 

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Awards & Publications 

Muse by Clio, Divya Mirlay's Transcontinental Voyage from Corporate Law to Copywriting

Graphis New Talent Annual 2022/The Free Speech Update

New York Festivals, Positive World Impact, Gold/The Radical Change

New York Festivals, Positive World Impact, Finalist/The Free Speech Update

New York Festivals, Radio, Shortlist/Sleep Alone Together

Clio Awards, Gold/The Radical Change

Clio Awards, Shortlist/The Free Speech Update 

Future Lions, Shortlist/Evolve

D&AD New Blood Awards, Graphite Pencil/Greetings by Duolingo

Webbys Nomination/The Radical Change

The Andys, Gold/The Radical Change

The Andys, Gold/The Free Speech Update

Graphis, Gold/The Radical Change

Graphis, Gold/The Free Speech Update

Webbys, Honoree/Sleep Alone Together

Young Ones ADC Design for Good, Merit/The Free Speech Update

Young Ones ADC, Design for Good, Shortlist/The Radical Change

Young Ones ADC Shortlist, Craft in Writing/Sleep Alone Together

Drum Chip Shop Awards, Nomination/The Radical Change

Drum Chip Shop Awards, Gold/The Free Speech Update

Applied Arts Magazine Winner/The Radical Change

Creative Conscience U.K. Highly Commended/The Radical Change

Webby's Honoree Best Use of Earned Media/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

Foxglove Gold (x2) Best Use of Instagram, Best Innovation in Digital/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

CIDCA Bronze Viral Marketing Campaign/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

Adsoftheworld/The Radical Change/Thanks For Keeping It Real  

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Work Experience

Junior Copywriter @ Innocean, Berlin (October 2022 - Present)

Copy/Concept Intern @ Innocean, Berlin (January 2022 - October 2022)

Copy/Concept Intern @ Edelman, Berlin (October 2021 - December 2021)

Copywriter @ Brave New World Communications, Bangalore, India (July 2018 - December 2019)

Associate @ Argus Partners Advocates & Solicitors, Bangalore, India (June 2017 - June 2018)

 

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Education

School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, India (BA. LLB Hons.; June 2012 - June 2017)

Miami Ad School Europe (Copywriting Portfolio Program; October 2020 - Present)

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