Owen Ingarfield

Creative and Design

Dublin, Ireland
Creative and branding professional from Cape Town, South Africa, living in Dublin, Ireland. Passionate about effective communication with 15 years of experience on large brands at leading agencies both locally and abroad, with 8 years in a management role leading creative teams.

Notable brands worked with include Ryanair, South African Breweries, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Sun International, Abu Dhabi Tourism, Volkswagen and Standard Bank.

For more on my experience see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oweningarfield/

Work Experience

Novartis

Corporate Brand Strategy

Building a strong corporate brand internally and externally. Supporting the development of the brand strategy, brand story, and brand identity. Helping guide the implementation of the brand strategy and identity through training, campaigns, and brand projects across business and channels. Working closely with global communication community on standardising tools and processes for efficient and effective brand building.
January 2023 -

Ryanair

Head of Creative

Ryanair is Europe’s largest low cost airline, with 140 million travellers last year, 50 million monthly users and 150k visits convert to bookings per day.

Leading the Creative Design team on the development of sales and digital campaigns across Europe, overseeing designers and copywriters. Reporting to the Head of Product and working hand-in-hand with UX/UI, Developers and Prototyping to ensure efficient framework systems, while collaborating with CRM, Marketing and Sales teams to drive business objectives.
August 2018 - December 2022 Ireland

Leo Burnett

Design Head

September 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa

NightVision Spaces

Creative Director

Cape Town, South Africa

JWT Cape Town

Head of Design

August 2014 - October 2015 South Africa

RedWorks, Ogilvy & Mather

Creative Director

Design, Art Direction and Creative Direction of through-the-line creative campaigns. Point-of-sale, retail, corporate identity and strategic design development. Overseeing designers and copywriters. Presenting creative work to local and global clients and new business.
July 2011 - Present South Africa

Ogilvy & Mather

Senior Designer

Art Direction and design. BTL, CRM, point-of-sale and retail. Collaborating with copywriters, art directors and photographers. Travel to the Middle East for a regional shoot and presenting creative work to global clients.
September 2010 - July 2011 Cape Town, South Africa

Coley Porter Bell

Senior Designer

Strategic branding and design. Point-of-sale, retail and corporate identity. Collaborating with copywriters, illustrators and photographers. Client Visual Planning and presenting creative work to clients.
October 2008 - August 2010 South Africa

Fortune Promoseven

Designer

Art Direction and design. Above the line, BTL, CRM, point-of-sale, retail and corporate identity. Collaborating with copywriters, art directors and photographers. Travel in the Middle East and presenting creative work to regional and global clients
August 2006 - September 2007 Bahrain

Draftfcb

Junior Designer

Below-the-line experience in FCB Impact, CRM and direct division.
Art direction of various national BTL and direct campaigns. Working with copywriters and reporting to Creative Director, presenting to clients and liasing with Production Managers.
Major Clients included: Distell, Santam, Momentum

Retail experience in FCB Activ, FMCG and fast track division.
Art direction of various national retail campaigns. Working with copywriters and reporting to Creative Director, presenting to clients.
Major Client: Shoprite Africa
May 2005 - July 2006 South Africa

Education

AAA School Of Advertising

Diploma in Visual Communication

Diploma in Visual Communication specialising in Graphic Design
January 2000 - December 2003 Cape Town, South Africa

Awards

Loerie Awards

Design - Bronze (Chappies)

2013

Lürzer's Archive

In book Top 200 Ad Photographers 2012/13 (Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority)

2012

Pendoring

Finalist (Klipdrift)

2008

Skills

Microsoft Office 360, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe CC Creative Suite ,