Originally from Texas, transplanted to New York City, I am an Associate Creative Director Art Director, Designer and taco connoisseur. I pronounce my name Mohneeka, which get's really awkward at Dunkin, and am often overheard quoting my favorite podcast (usually comedy) of the week. Ugh. It’s exhausting.
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, Ad Week, Campaign, Shots, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America (to name a few).
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
Grand Jury Judge at New York Festivals Advertising Awards
American Photographic Artists New York Judge
2019 Women Who Create Leader
(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!