Olga Montserrat Gutierrez 

 


I'm a creative director. 

I manage up, I manage down. 
I collaborate horizontally.
I roll up my sleeves. I lead people. I push pixels. 
I believe in user-centered design.
I think creatively. I validate strategically.
I live by rules. I break the rules.
I thrive in chaos. I iron out wrinkles.
I invent process. I work without process.
I balance budgets. I write scopes.
I pitch. I sell. I present. I'm resourceful. 
I go with the flow. I swim upstream.
I'm part of the team. I am the team.
I'm wrong. I'm right. I'm conceptual.
I think I'm funny. I know I'm funny.
I walk on eggshells. I step on toes.
I'm comfortable with ambiguity. 
I'm smart. I'm fast. 
I speak my mind. I pick my battles.
I work hard. I play nice. 

The most rewarding aspects about being a creative in this industry has been the friendships with coworkers and the opportunity to be a mentor to up-and-coming creatives.

I selectively take on freelance projects as a creative consultant, offering strategy, design, collage and art services.  Contact me to ask about freelance.

 

I'm an artist.

I was born in Mexico, grew up in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles for the unfamiliar), and went to school at UC Berkeley. I paint and collage pieces around themes of home, belonging, and women in boys' clubs.

I sell select pieces for sale in my shop.  Contact me for art commissions. My collages are always on view on my blog. You can also check them out on my playlist project on Spotify
 

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Select clients.

Nike
Lyft
The Obama Foundation
LinkedIn
The David Chang Show
Volkswagen
PayPal
Amazon Web Services
Sotheby's
Trumer Pilsner
Mother Mag
REI
The San Francisco Giants
Cream Co.
eBay
Ghirardelli
Adobe
Majordomo Media
IBM
Cost Plus World Market
Pandora
Starbucks
Barclay's iShares
Charles Schwab
Appelton Rum / Campari
Google
GE
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Yahoo!
Marine Mammal Center
Wells Fargo

Education.

Uc Berkeley

BA Mass Communications
BA Art Practice
Deans List 2003-2006

 


Skills.

interaction design

creative Direction

editorial

storytelling

content publishing

cms consult

painting + collage

Photography

Social marketing

marketing + PR

Experiential

Print + OOH

brand identity

brand design

video

Motion design

Career Development

*****

Sketch

Adobe Creative Suite

Principle

InVision

Zeplin

Keynote