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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nigerian Designer Wins Big At ADC Festival In Germany



One of Nigeria’s most celebrated young designers Kayode Olowu has added to his growing list of distinctions after emerging as an award winner at the annual ADC Festival on 22 May, 2015 at the Smidt Tivoli in Sankt Pauli Hamburg, Germany. For his striking piece of digital work done for BOSE headphones, he was awarded the Bronze Nail in the Nachwuchswettbewerb (Young Talent) category.

Kayode has previously been recognised with a host of accolades including the Graphis New Talent Awards in March 2015 where he won Gold in the Advertising-Product category, the Australian Young Guns Awards in March 2015 where he was a finalist in the Student Design category and the D&AD (UK) Awards in May 2014 where he was recognised in the New Blood category.

Currently, he Kayode Olowu is a Creative at Jung Von Matt  Hamburg, Germany, one of the world’s most reputable advertising agencies. Prior to this role, he amassed a wealth of experience in Creative roles across Agencies such as THEY, Amsterdam, Young & Rubicam, Prague, Geometry Global, Hamburg, CreativeXone, Lagos and B-10 Eclectics, Lagos.

Over the years, he has accumulated an extensive personal portfolio of work for a range of clients including Pepsi, Zoom Mobile, Access Bank, Afrinvest, Lotus Capital, Ikoyi Club, Nigeria Cricket Federation, BlackHouse Media,De Zwaluwen Jeugd Actie Netherlands, O'bacana flip flops Netherlands, Notting Hill Carnival (Nigerian Corner), Toki Mabogunje & Co., OGQ2, Drake Outfits, Metro Taxi and others.

His recognition with the Bronze Nail is a further affirmation of his burgeoning reputation on the global Creative circuit. The ADC festival is the biggest advertising event in Germany that wraps up the creative year. Held annually, it features events including workshops, congresses, award shows and a party.

See the video of Kayode Olowu’s stunning work for BOSE headphones here.

About Kayode Olowu

Kayode Olowu is a globally recognized creative designer who has built a successful career in Africa and Europe. He has provided creative art solutions to a range of clients in Nigeria, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Germany. When he is not working, he enjoys analyzing worldviews and power play (not like a conspiracy theorist.) He is also an alumnus and a faculty member of Orange Academy in Lagos, Nigeria.

Recent Awards
GRAPHIS NEW TALENT AWARDS / GOLD / ADVERTISING-PRODUCT
GRAPHIS NEW TALENT AWARDS / MERIT /ADVERTISING-TYPOGRAPHY
GRAPHIS NEW TALENT AWARDS / MERIT / ADVERTISING-FOOD & BEVERAGE
GRAPHIS NEW TALENT AWARDS / MERIT / ADVERTISING-PRODUCT
AUSTRALIAN YOUNG GUNS AWARDS / FINALIST, STUDENT DESIGN
GOLDEN AWARD OF MONTREUX / TALENT AWARDS / FINALIST / USE OF MEDIA 

May 2014
D&AD (UK) NEW BLOOD AWARDS  / IN-BOOK / PACKAGE DESIGN

August 2014
CLIO AWARDS (New York) / SHORTLIST, STUDENT DESIGN

September 2014  
LUERZER'S ARCHIVE STUDENT OF THE YEAR  / FINALIST
FAVOURITEDESIGN.COM/ 12 SEP. 2014, DESIGN OF THE DAY


PUBLICATIONS
Luerzer's Archive Vol: 5 1310

PACKAGING OF THE WORLD




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