Jane Ogden Helpern

Hi, folks. Since you asked (and by "asked," I mean stumbled upon this page), I'm a freelance copywriter, writer, and currently editorial director at Need Supply Co., living and working in Los Angeles. I have created global campaigns, editorial strategies, and brand books for established companies and buzzy startups including Nasty Gal, Need Supply Co., Beyoncé's IVY PARK, Outdoor Voices, MeUndies, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Levi's, and The Black Tux. Before I took the freelance plunge (pros: leggings all day, cons: chasing payment), I led editorial teams at Nasty Gal, The Hundreds, JustFab, and American Apparel. I graduated from USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication and double majored in Communication and Gender Studies.

I am a regular contributor to i-D, Into The Gloss, and JWT Intelligence, and have also written for Teen Vogue, VICE, Bullet, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, AskMen, xoJane, TimeOut, and several obscure print titles there's no reason you should have heard of. I mostly write about gender, sexuality, fashion, beauty, and tech. Sometimes I write about friendship, famous teens who emancipated from their parents, pubic hair, and dogs. I recently founded Jane Says, a boutique creative agency that helps brands (and sometimes people) find their voice. You can catch me in Eagle Rock sipping spicy mezcal cocktails or hiking with my husband and two Instagram-famous pooches (and oftentimes indulging in both activities at once, because multi-tasking).

Select Current & Past Clients

Need Supply Co., MVMT, Ramona, Nasty Gal, Outdoor Voices, MeUndies, DKNY, LVMH, Calvin Klein, JWT Intelligence, Levi's, Beyoncé's IVY PARK, UGG, Refinery29, Into The Gloss, JustFab, Splendid, Ella Moss, The Black Tux, AfterAll Studio, Tamara Mellon, Charlotte Stone, American Apparel, JustFab, The Hundreds, Richer Poorer, Pointe Studio, NES Creative, Nest Together, The Standard Hotels, Wednesday Agency, Stussy, Altamont Apparel, Paloma, VICE, iD, Bullet Media, The Huffington Post, Ford Models, Assistant Magazine, Four & Sons Magazine, Freunde von Freunden, TREATS!, Citizens of Humanity, Bella Luxx, Alo Yoga, Ella Moss, xoJane, AskMen, TimeOut Los Angeles, and more.