Nimo Awil

Nimo Awil

Senior Creative at Poke
LONDON, United Kingdom

About me

I've known I wanted to write in some capacity ever since my first story 'The Dog Who Loved To Take Baths' was very well received at my 3rd grade parent-teacher night.

Since then I've written for a school paper, a popular entertainment weekly and a couple of online magazines. I also wrote death reports for a while, which was exactly what it sounds like.

I can still be found writing until further notice.

I'm constantly striving to learn more, do more and be more – in both work and life equally. I'm inherently a creative person but have key strengths that make me business-minded as well. I'm a critical thinker, I enjoy finding solutions to existing and undiscovered problems and, above all, I love observing the world around me.

I’ve worked on brands from a variety of sectors including CPG (Church & Dwight, Kraft, Del Monte U.S.), refreshments (Magnum, Tropicana Canada & UK), retail (Target, WINNERS, Sleep Country Canada), beauty (eos, Dove), telecom (Cogeco, Virgin Mobile), healthcare (Mt.Sinai), financial (American Express, BMO), QSR (New York Fries, Tim Hortons) and not-for-profit (Interval House, IFEX).

Positions

Senior Creative
London, United Kingdom
December 2015 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Copywriter Freelance
London, United Kingdom
November 2015 - November 2015 ()
Copywriter
Toronto, Canada
March 2014 - September 2015 (1 year 6 months)
Created work that had us shortlisted for Digital Agency of the Year. Won two major brand pitches for the shop.
Copywriter
Toronto, Canada
January 2013 - March 2014 (1 year 2 months)
Expanded my brand experience to include not-for-profit/pro bono work – which is a sector I value. Perfected my presentation skills to the point of co-leading a creative pitch presentation.
Copywriter
Toronto, Canada
September 2011 - January 2013 (1 year 4 months)
Cut my teeth on global brands like American Express and Dove, winning awards for the latter.
Junior Copywriter
Toronto, Canada
September 2010 - August 2011 (11 months)
Contract Copywriter
Toronto, Canada
May 2010 - August 2010 (3 months)
Editorial Intern (The Grid)
Eye Weekly
September 2009 - December 2009 (3 months)
Contributed published stories to various culture sections.

Education

Post-Graduate with Honours

2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Honours B.A

2003 - 2007 (4 years)

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