"Hi, Steve. My name is Bernie Hafeli and I guess I'm found, although I didn't really realize I was lost. Well, yes I did, I guess, in a sort of existential/spiritual sense. My e-mail: [see editor's note below]
I worked as a writer at C/D three different times: 1978-1980, starting in the original SF office under Chuck Phillips (Marvin Rich, Bob Hulme, Bill Kelly), then going to LA where I teamed with Brent Thomas on Yamaha, working under Lee and Dave Butler.
In 1982 I left Hal Riney to go to work at the C/D Seattle office, which became Chiat/Day/Livingston as you well know, and finally Livingston. So I worked with all those folks (Roger, Jerry Box, Ron Sandilands, Jim Copacino, Sharon Teal, Kevin Threadgold, Susan Hoffman, Val Houtchens, Ben Evans, Geoff Roche, Kirk Citron, Steve Sandoz, Steve Dolbinski, Richard Block, Marcus Kemp, Pat Doody, etc.) for seven years until some of us started our own short-lived agency.
In 1990 I went back to Chiat/Day to work mainly on Nissan Regional Advertising, under Tony Stern and Jeff Roll. I left for good in 1997, although I did later work at Goldberg Moser O'Neill with a bunch of other C/D alums.
I went back to grad school in 2004, received an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and have since been writing fiction, publishing some short stories here and there and finally a book, a novella called Bear Season, that will come out February 15th, and can be ordered through The Conium Review website.
Thank you for keeping the memory and spirit of Jay's agency alive."
[Editor's note: I don't like to include the email addresses and snail-mail addresses on these pages in order to protect the correspondent's privacy. If you would like to send a note to Bernie, send it to me (my email address is at the top of the page) and I will forward it to Bernie.]