Owen Ingarfield

Branding & Design

Cape Town, South Africa
Creative design and branding professional from Cape Town, South Africa, relocating to Ireland with my Irish wife, and looking for opportunities in Dublin with full eligibility to work in Ireland. Passionate about effective communication with 14 years of experience on large brands at leading agencies both locally and abroad, with 5 years in a management role leading creative teams.

Notable brands worked with include South African Breweries, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Sun International, Abu Dhabi Tourism, Volkswagen and Standard Bank. Current Design Head at Leo Burnett Cape Town, former Head of Design at J. Walter Thompson Cape Town, and Studio Head at Ogilvy & Mather – overseeing designers, guiding and mentoring junior creatives in the studio as well as quality control and visual consistency across our clients' brands.

Experienced in building a creative environment for teams to work in, while overseeing ideas and projects from start to finish, with strong print and digital design experience. Loves a good brief and a tight deadline. Core capabilities include brand strategy and planning, design, art direction, graphic design and creative direction. Led teams developing brand identity systems and comfortable with copy and overseeing copywriters.

Business experience includes 2 years in a startup, as a partner, learning invaluable entrepreneurship skills and gaining a deeper understanding of the business of creativity. Awards include Loeries (Africa and Middle East), Lürzer's Archive and Creative Circle (South Africa). Aspirational triathlete in spare time, enjoying running and cycling.

Work Experience

Leo Burnett

Design Head

September 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa

JWT Cape Town

Head of Design

August 2014 - October 2015 South Africa

RedWorks, Ogilvy & Mather

Studio Head

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 ,