Ollie Brown

7 December 2021

Old Collegian Ollie Brown

Ollie Brown’s first exposure to Design and Visual Communication was at a St Andrew’s College Open Day, and he knew it was the right fit for him. “Artistic and technical forms of design and visual communication offer the ability to not only express creative flair and thinking, but apply it to strategic research and analysis. DVC is a subject that teaches vastly transferable skills and possibilities, both for life and for a career in the creative industries.”

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Otago) and Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (Ara Institute of Technology), Ollie, who is also a former Rutherford Boarding House tutor, was selected for the Commercial Communications Council of New Zealand Graduate Programme. He was taken on as an intern at DDB Aotearoa working on strategy for advertising campaigns for clients including Vodafone, AA Insurance, Sky TV, Goodman Fielder, and Mobil Australia. He is now employed as an Account Executive and Junior Strategist at Stanley St, formerly Ogilvy New Zealand, working with both commercial and government clients. “My goal is to seek a career in advertising and communications strategy.”

Ollie says he developed strong time management skills and foresight during his time at St Andrew’s, which he uses every day in his work. “Studying DVC also provided valuable training in how to visualise clients’ objectives and insights from a more creative lens.”

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