Natalie Vella

Freelance Art Director

Cape Town, South Africa
I have been working for over 15 years in advertising across a wide array of clients. My love of a beautiful, interesting things and people inspires every day.

Work Experience

Freelance

Senior Art Director

I have freelanced at the following agencies:

FCB, The Jupiter Drawing Room, Fox 2.2, King James, Woolworths Internal Ad Agency, Mirum(ex Quirk), Over App and Personal Clients
2013 - Present South Africa

Saatchi & Saatchi

Art Director

Clients worked on:

BOE, Brandhouse (Guinness, Malta Guinness), Cape Town Fish Market, Engen, UCT Graduate School of Business, Sasko Flour, Sasko Quick Treats, Imbo beans, Kalahari Ads, Saudabel Mineral Water, SPCA, Wordsworth Books, WWF, CPUT, Operation Smile
2009 - 2013 Cape Town, South Africa

Draftfcb Cape Town

Art Director

Clients worked on:

Momentum, Santam, NICRO, Distell (Richelieu Brandy, Savanna)
2009 - 2009 Cape Town, South Africa

Ogilvy

Art Director

Clients worked on:

Sun International (Grandwest Casino & Windmill Casino), Volkswagen, Audi, Peter Stuyvesant, MWeb, SAB (Carling Black Label), Masthead, Weylandts, Castrol
2007 - 2009 Cape Town, South Africa

Tbsp///beyond The Line

Art Director

Clients worked on:

Pepsi, Sasko Bread, Citiwise, Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Woolworths, St Salesians Institute, Varsity College, ‘Die Kliphuis’ Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees
2006 - 2007 South Africa

Education

The Red & Yellow School

Art Direction & Graphic Design Diploma

2000 - 2002 Cape Town, South Africa

Languages

English (Native),
Afrikaans (Conversational),

Awards

Loeries

Gold Craft

2012

Loeries

Bronze

2012

Loeries

Craft Certificate

2011

Sappi Ideas That Matter

Competition Grant Winner

2002

Skills

Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Ambient, Art Direction, Conceptual, Design, Emailers, Eventing, Interpersonal Skills, Layout, Production, Research, Social Media, Styling,