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 now Amazon D1 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.

Now at Amazon, I work in the D1 team helping shape the future for Alexa, Echo 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 nicolasmejiamoreno@gmail.com


WORK

November 2017 - Present: Creative Director | Amazon D1 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

 

TEACH

January 2015 - November 2017: Instructor | Integrated Campaigns | Chicago Portfolio School

 

AWARDS

Cannes Lions

1x Gold Lion / 1x Silver Lion / 4x Bronze Lion / 41x Shortlist

D&AD 

1x Yellow Pencil

One Show

6x Gold Pencils / 4x Bronze Pencils / 7 Merit

Clio Awards

1x Gold / 10x Silver / 9x Bronze

London International Awards

2x Gold / 1x Silver / 5x Bronze

Webby Awards

1x Best Use of Animation - Motion Graphics / 1x People's Voice Award

FWA

1x Mobile App of the Day

1 Gold New York Festival

1x Gold / 1x Silver / 1x Bronze

Epica Awards

1x Silver

Addy's

3x Gold / 12x Silver / 7x Bronze

Effie

3x Gold / 1x Silver / 1x Bronze

Wave Awards

2x Silver / 1x bronze

USH Idea Award

1x Gold

Fiap

1x Gold / 1x Silver / 1x Bronze

Ojo de Iberoamérica

2x Silver / 2x Bronze

El Sol Festival

1x Bronze

#9 Most Awarded Creative Director in the world "The Drum Big Won 2017"

Grand Prix Nova Festival de la Publicidad Colombiana

2 Print Campaigns Published In Archive Magazine

1st Place Gunn Report Cannes Lions Sweepstakes 2012

5th Place Gunn Report Cannes Lions Sweepstakes 2013

Leo Burnett Chicago Cannes Predictions Winner 2011

Leo Burnett Colombia Cannes Predictions Winner 2008

Leo Burnett Worldwide Star Reacher 2012