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.
FORK UNSTABLE MEDIA (PART OF THE FISCHERAPPELT GROUP) HAMBURG, GERMANY
March 2022 – Present
VOSSHALLMARKETING KIEL, GERMANY
August 2017 – December 2021
BBDO BERLIN, GERMANY
July 2016 – September 2016
OGILVY & MATHER TOKYO, JAPAN
April 2016 – June 2016
CHIMNEY BERLIN, GERMANY
January 2016 – March 2016
SO&U LAGOS, NIGERIA
July 2011 – December 2014
SO&U SAATCHI & SAATCHI LAGOS, NIGERIA
July 2010 – July 2011
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
LÜRZER’S ARCHIVE STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2017
MIAMI AD SCHOOL EUROPE TOP DOG AWARD 2015 – 2016
CANNES YOUNG LIONS PRINT 2014
NIGERIA’S YOUNG LIONS PRINT 2014