Hi, my name is Nicolas Mejia. Nicolas, without the 'h.'
75% of the people think my accent is Italian, 10% think it's French and the rest think it's just nice.
I'm a global creative director/writer, bike commuter, weekend drummer, street art and sneaker collector. I’m originally from Bogotá, Colombia.
My journey in advertising began back in 2000 when I started my own digital shop back when nobody really knew what digital was all about. I’ve worked at Lowe/SSP3, BBDO both Colombia and Chicago, Leo Burnett, also both Colombia and Chicago, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Ogilvy & Mather USA and Amazon in Seattle.
With over fifteen years of experience, I have specialized in concept development and integrated solutions for Fortune 500 brands, including SCJ, Toyota, P&G, Allstate, Directv, GM, Sony, Renault, Anheuser-Busch InBev and McDonald's.
My work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Adweek, Creativity, AdAge, FWA, Archive Magazine and Communication Arts, and has also been recognized by almost every major advertising award show including Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio Awards, One Show,London International Festival, Shark Awards, New York Festival, Effies, Fiap, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, El Sol, Wave Festival, USH and The Addys among others.
I’m a storyteller. I know how to connect with people because I’ve been doing it successfully for years. Beyond traditional media, my work effectively spans all new and innovative marketing platforms. I have a passion for strong visual language and innovation-driven creativity when it comes to any new assignment.
At Ogilvy, I was a Global Creative Director on Worldwide Brands such as Kiwi Quality Shoe Care and Mr. Muscle. I also co-lead the City of Chicago account working directly with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Currently at Amazon, I’m the creative lead for Amazon Music and Fire TV.
During my free time I split myself doing an Executive MBA on Creative Leadership with the Berlin School and running Flagged Wonders: an art collective in a constant quest to find the coolest street art and share it with the world.
Thanks for checking out my work, say hi firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2017 - Present: Creative Director | Amazon Seattle
November 2015 - November 2017: Global Creative Director | Ogilvy USA
June 2014 - November 2015: ACD | Energy/BBDO Chicago
June 2013 - June 2014: ACD | Saatchi & Satchi Conill Los Angeles
January 2010 - June 2013: Senior Copywriter | Leo Burnett Lapiz Chicago
January 2008 - August 2009: Senior Copywriter | Leo Burnett Colombia
February 2007 - January 2008: Copywriter | Sancho/BBDO Colombia
December 2004 - February 2007: Copywriter | Lowe/SSP3 Colombia
December 2001 - June 2004: Creative Director/Partner | Blur Interactive
January 2015 - November 2017: Instructor | Integrated Campaigns | Chicago Portfolio School
1x Gold Lion / 1x Silver Lion / 4x Bronze Lion / 41x Shortlist
1x Yellow Pencil
6x Gold Pencils / 4x Bronze Pencils / 7 Merit
1x Gold / 10x Silver / 9x Bronze
London International Awards
2x Gold / 1x Silver / 5x Bronze
1x Best Use of Animation - Motion Graphics / 1x People's Voice Award
1x Mobile App of the Day
1 Gold New York Festival
1x Gold / 1x Silver / 1x Bronze
3x Gold / 12x Silver / 7x Bronze
3x Gold / 1x Silver / 1x Bronze
2x Silver / 1x bronze
USH Idea Award
1x Gold / 1x Silver / 1x Bronze
Ojo de Iberoamérica
2x Silver / 2x Bronze
El Sol Festival