Originally from Texas, transplanted to New York City, I am a NYC based art director, designer and taco connoisseur. I pronounce my name Mohneeka, which get's really awkward at Dunkin, and have a deep affinity for comedy podcasts.
On the weekends I shoot film, play the harmonica(s) (not your preferred neighbor) and curate early 90's playlists.
My work has been acknowledged by: The Cannes Awards, The Effies, Caples International Awards, WHPPD Awards, Campaign, CNN, Good Morning America, CNBC and Bloomberg News (to name a few).
(yes, that’s me holding a baby goat dressed in a baby sweater. yes, I will explain later)
Associate Creative Director | Ogilvy & Mather NY | May 2018 - Present
Senior Art Director | Ogilvy & Mather NY | May 2014 - May 2018
Clients: American Express, San Pellegrino, IKEA, Ad Council, Lenovo, Jagermeister, UPS Store
Art Director | McCann Erickson NY | April 201 1 - May 2014
Junior Art Director | McCann Erickson NY | June 2011 - April 2013
Clients: Weight Watchers, General Mills, Mastercard, Verizon, Macaroni Grill, Joes Crab Shack, Staples, USPS, Kohls
Junior Digital Designer | Fossil HQ TX | February 2011 - May 2011
(because listing these things is what you do, right?)
Cannes Bronze Lion - Ad Council, Prediabetes
Cannes Shortlist - Ad Council, Prediabetes
Effies 2018 Finalist - Ad Council, Prediabetes
Whpped Cream Awards - Ad Council, Prediabetes
Caples Awards - Ad Council, Prediabetes
AAF Mosaic Award - Multicultural Digital Media Usage - #LuckyToBe
Gold REGGIE Award - Outstanding Achievement in Multicultural Campaign - #LuckyToBe
ANA Multicultural Award - Grand Prize Digital - #LuckyToBe
ANA Multicultural Award - Grand Prize LGBT - #LuckyToBe
ANA Multicultural Award - Significant Results - #LuckyToBe
The Internationalist Award - Bronze - #LuckyToBe,
ANA Multicultural Excellence Award - #LuckyToBe
The Internationalist Award for Innovative Media - Hello Cereral Lovers, General Mills
Texas State University | 2006- 2010 | Magna Cum Laude
*Fun Fact - during my years at TX State I was somehow nominated to be the face of the school and appeared on our school website (used to access everything) for a full year. My first 15 mins of fame!
And to this day (as seen in my alumni emails) people are still helping my dreams come true. What a great time to be alive!