Oki was tapped for the role after 3 years as ACD, where his leadership on Heavenspot’s work for award-winning clients like FX Networks, Netflix, Mattel, Disney, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Lego video games), and Twentieth Century Fox exemplified the type of inspired and integrated creativity required to connect with today’s digital consumers.
“Part of Heavenspot’s magic is the team’s ability to work collaboratively across strategy, creative, and technology to create campaigns that reach and engage consumers who have high expectations from their favorite brands,” said Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer. “Geoff is that rare creative who seamlessly blends an instinct for what will excite fans with a deep understanding of how to achieve our clients’ goals.”
“Geoff is an outstanding creative leader who quickly earns the admiration of both clients and the Heavenspot team. His up-to-the-moment knowledge of how to leverage trends and technology in creative executions makes him an ideal CD for today’s advertising landscape,” adds M&C Saatchi LA Chief Executive Officer Huw Griffith.
As Creative Director, Oki will lead Heavenspot’s creative vision for existing clients, as well as the agency’s continued growth into verticals beyond entertainment, including automotive and hospitality. He will also oversee the expansion of Heavenspot’s partnership with award-winning video production studio, Culprit Creative, named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in advertising in 2014.
“It’s an incredible opportunity,” says Oki, “to have a group of clients who are always challenging themselves to try something new, and to lead a collaborative creative team with the talent and skill to consistently exceed all expectations. Every day, technology is presenting us with new formats and ways to connect, and I know that Heavenspot will be able to make the most of each one of them.”
Oki took on the ACD role at Heavenspot staff in 2014, after working as a graphic designer with the agency since 2008. He has also held design roles with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Break Media (now DEFY Media), and Seth Green’s production company Stoopid Monkey (Robot Chicken). He is UCLA graduate, crossword puzzle enthusiast, part-time podcast host, and passionate collector of comic books.