Oliver Macdonald

Art Director

San Francisco, CA, USA
Words we’re all forced to write about ourselves in 150 characters or less:

Venezuelan born, Miami raised, bilingual multicultural mutt. Pilot, DJ, and better-than-average FIFA player. Firm believer in traveling the world.

Work Experience

Mekanism

Freelance Designer

April 2017 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

DDB California

Junior Art Director

March 2014 - March 2017 California, United States

Razorfish

Art Director Intern

October 2013 - December 2013 New York, New York, United States

Alma

Art Director Intern

July 2013 - September 2013 Coconut Grove, Florida, United States

Mullen

Art Director Intern

Worked hands on with some of their major clients, mainly jetBlue, as an Art Director intern. Was lucky enough to see a project from brief to presentation, working as a team with a senior copywriter. Many long nights and some weekends, but incredible experience nonetheless.
April 2013 - Present Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sapient Nitro

Art Director Intern

Not much can beat coming in to work in sunny South Beach, even better when it's with the folks at SapientNitro. This greenhouse internship focussed on a mix of both instruction (what they don't teach you in Ad School) and hands on client work. Helped out on everything from international pitches to US campaigns with international clients.
January 2013 - March 2013 Miami, Florida, United States

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Advertising and New Media Intern

Worked as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's Advertising and New Media intern, in charge of assisting with everything related to social media. Supported their Request for Proposal in looking for a new Digital Agency of Record for their new website redesign. Learning how the company is slowly transitioning its focus from traditional media to new digital media.
September 2011 - December 2011 Miami, Florida, United States

Vivocom

Acquisition Intern

Joined one of the pioneers of WebTV in Spain where I was instrumental in creating a set of promotional videos in record time for their social media startup Koowall.com. Spent time in every department, learning everything from how business development was carried out to how scripts were turned into final pieces for clients.
July 2011 - August 2011 Madrid, Spain

Heineken España

Intern

Was awarded an all expenses paid opportunity with four fellow FIU students to work on a real world marketing problem that Heineken Spain was facing. We came up with an excellent proposal to promote the Heineken Spain brand by leveraging its pride for its local beers with the global opportunities that the Heineken Group can provide.
June 2011 - June 2011 Seville, Spain

Apple Inc. - Retail

Specialist

I took on many roles when working for Apple, including assisting the Genius team with resolving simple to complex customer problems, stepping in when needed as a Creative and teaching basic One to One classes. I partook in the Youth Programs, and helped train new team members while being part of the brand new Personal Setup customer experience.
July 2009 - May 2011 Aventura, Florida, United States

Education

Miami Ad School (MAS) - Miami

Art Direction

January 2012 - December 2013 Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Florida International University

Bachelors of Science degree in Communication with Advertising Specialization plus Minor in Marketing

August 2007 - December 2011 Miami, Florida, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Native),

Awards

Razorfish

Razorfish Ideathon Winner

2013

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

Semifinalist - Photography

2012

Skills

Beer Tasting, Private Pilot, Adobe Creative Cloud, Audio Design, DSLR Photo & Video,

Scholarships

Winner of 2013 Miami ADFED Scholarship