Hello, my name is Olen. I’m a creative director and entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in branding, integrated marketing and advertising. I currently work as a Brand Design Director at Whirlpool. My expertise spans across practices in visual design, brand identity system, art direction, and spatial design. 


 


Experience

Design Director | Whirlpool
2022–Present

Creative Director | Ogilvy
2021–22

Associate Creative Director | Ogilvy
2019–21

Senior Art Director | Arc Worldwide
2017–19

Art Director | Arc Worldwide
2015–17

Designer | Ogilvy
2012–15

Design Intern | Obama for America
2012

Creative Intern | McCann Worldgroup
2012

Design Intern | Grady Campbell Inc.
2011

Education

BFA in Visual Communication Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
2009–12

 


Awards &

Recognition

AWARDS

Cannes Lion | Gold | Industry Craft
Cannes Lion | Gold | Industry Craft
D&AD 2020 | Graphite | Photography
One Show 2020 | Gold | Print
One Show 2020 | Silver | Print
One Show 2020 | Bronze | Print
One Show 2020 | Bronze | Design
One Show 2020 | Bronze | Design
CLIOS | Silver | Design
LIA | Gold | Use of Photography Design
LIA | Gold | Use of Photography Campaign
LIA | Silver | Use of Photography Design
WARC 2016 | Top 100 | Brand Campaigns
ADDY 2016 | Silver | Campaign Launch
REGGIE 2015 | Gold | Experiential Marketing
REGGIE 2015 | Silver | Retailer Specific
STA Chicago Archive 2011 | 1st Place | Jack Weiss Scholarship

 


Clients

SELECTED CLIENTS

Absolut
Avion
Ball Park
City of Chicago
Coca-Cola
Covergirl
Del Maguey Mezcal
Dove
Glade
Jimmy Dean
KIND Bar
Old Spice
Pantene
Target
Tide
The Art Institute of Chicago
Tyson Foods
Walgreens

NEW BUSINESS WINS

Corona Light
Diageo
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Grainger
Modelo
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
Pernod Ricard
Pinnacle Vodka

 


Capabilities

Art Direction
Brand & Visual Identity
Brand Strategy
Campaign Development
Conceptual Thinking
Design Research
Digital & Traditional Illustration
Image Processing
Photo & Film Creative Direction
Presentation Design
Print & Digital Production
Website Design

 


Contact

E-mail olenamelia@gmail.com 

Résumé and references available upon request.

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