Nicolas Mejia is a Creative Director/writer, bike commuter, weekend drummer, street art & sneaker collector and Instructor at Chicago Portfolio School, originally from Colombia.
His journey in advertising started in the year 2000 when he started his own digital shop when nobody really knew what digital was all about. He has worked at Lowe, BBDO both Colombia and Chicago, Leo Burnett, also both Colombia and Chicago, Saatchi & Saatchi LA and now Ogilvy & Mather US.
With over 15 years of experience, he has specialized in concept development and integrated solutions for Fortune 500 brands, including SCJ, Toyota, P&G, Allstate, Directv, GM, Sony, Renault, Anheuser-Busch InBev and McDonald's. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Adweek, Creativity, AdAge, FWA, Archive magazine and Communication Arts while being represented globally in major events including the World Cup and the Super Bowl. His work has also been recognized by almost every major advertising award show including Cannes, London, Clio, One Show, Webbys, Shark Awards, New York Festival, Effies, Fiap, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, El Sol, Wave Festival, USH and The Addys among others.
In his free time, Nicholas and a group of friends run Flagged Wonders: an art collective in a constant quest to find the coolest street art and share it with the world.
October 2015 - Present - Oglivy and Mather, Chicago | Creative Director
June 2014 – October 2015 - Energy/BBDO, Chicago |Associate Creative Director
July 2013 - June 2014 - Conill Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles | Associate Creative Director
January 2010 - July 2013 - Leo Burnett - Lapiz, Chicago | Senior Copywriter
January 2008 - August 2009 - Leo Burnett, Bogota | Senior Copywriter
February 2007 - January 2008 - Sancho/BBDO, Bogota | Copywriter
December 2004 - February 2007 - LOWE/SSP3, BOGOTA (COLOMBIA) COPYWRITER
2001- June 2004 - BLUR INTERACTIVE, BOGOTA (COLOMBIA) CREATIVE DIRECTOR - PARTNER
December 2001- June 2004 - RISK PUBLICIDAD, BOGOTA (COLOMBIA) Internship - Copywriter