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Hi there. My name is Arthur Mazi. My journey to Art Direction (and my journey in general) began in the noisy streets of Lagos, Nigeria. And noisy they were.

For as long as I can remember there’s always been music in my headphones. While studying computer science I discovered the power of Photoshop and began using it to create covers for the blank music albums that filled my iTunes library. Soon enough I was designing college party invitations and flyers. Word on the street was that without those flyers the parties would have been flops. 

After graduating with a Bachelors’s in Mathematics & Computer Science, I started out in Advertising and worked as a Designer/Junior Art Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in Lagos. Five years later I felt that it was time to see the colors of another sky and broaden my horizon. So I left home and moved to Germany to study Art Direction at Miami Ad School Europe. Internships at BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Chimney, whilst also working and living in Hamburg, Berlin and Tokyo helped with the horizon part. After graduating, I moved to Kiel to join Vosshallmarketing, an agency run by one of my former tutors. 

I’m a battle-tested scrabble champion and love to cook. There’s still music in my headphones as I strive to stay curious. I follow the kaizen philosophy – which is all about continuous progress and self-improvement – something I cherish dearly and daily.

I am always interested in new projects, clients, and collaborations.
Let’s talk!

WORK EXPERIENCE

VOSSHALLMARKETING
Art Director,
August 2017 – Present

BBDO BERLIN GERMANY
Creative Intern,
July 2016 – September 2016

OGILVY & MATHER TOKYO JAPAN
Creative Intern,
April 2016 – June 2016

CHIMNEY BERLIN GERMANY
Creative Intern,
January 2016 – March 2016

SO&U
Art Director,
July 2011 – December 2014

SO&U SAATCHI & SAATCHI
Creative Intern,
July 2010 – July 2011

EDUCATION

MIAMI AD SCHOOL EUROPE,
HAMBURG, GERMANY
Art Direction Portfolio Program,
January 2015 – December 2016

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, NIGERIA
Bachelor of Technology, Mathematics
and Computer Science
September 2004 – March 2010


CLIENTS

Guinness
Kieler Nachrichten
Wiska
Access Bank
Globacom
Chivita 100%
Friend’s Africa

HONORS/RECOGNITION

LÜRZER’S ARCHIVE STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2017
Winner

MIAMI AD SCHOOL EUROPE TOP DOG AWARD 2015 – 2016
2x Silver
2x Bronze

CANNES YOUNG LIONS PRINT 2014
Finalist

NIGERIA’S YOUNG LIONS PRINT 2014
Winner