Nimo Awil

Nimo Awil

Creative Director at Media.Monks
LONDON, United Kingdom

About me

Nimo is a Creative Director and nomadic third culture kid who believes in the power of storytelling, using creativity to solve problems and is
forever interested in how advertising can promote positive change. She’s created fun and original work for a variety of brands including Toblerone, American Express, Google, and Dove.

As a creative powerhouse, recognised as one of PITCH Magazine’s 100
Superwomen’ and Campaign Magazine’s ‘Faces to Watch’, Nimo continues to inspire (young) talent as Co-Resident Executive Creative Director of D&AD New Blood SHIFT, a night school programme for people who want to pursue a career in the industry but lack the formal education. She joined the inaugural Anthem Awards Jury honouring voices that spark real change and has been invited to judge The One Club’s Cultural Driver panel, celebrating influential ideas that have had a noticeable impact on pop culture.

Next to her incredible work for the industry, Nimo continues to contribute towards driving change within Media.Monks. As one of the initiators of Wellbeing.Monks, she continues her work with the agency’s internal DE&I and Mental Health movement to implement the right practices to ensure a healthier, happier work environment - and create more opportunities for Monks to do work for social good.



Associate Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
November 2019 - December 2020 (1 year 1 month)
Senior Creative
London, United Kingdom
December 2015 - November 2019 (3 years 11 months)
Copywriter Freelance
London, United Kingdom
November 2015 - November 2015 (1 second)
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.
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.
OgilvyOne Worldwide
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
OgilvyOne Worldwide
Toronto, Canada
September 2010 - August 2011 (11 months)
Contract Copywriter
OgilvyOne Worldwide
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.


Post-Graduate with Honours

2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Honours B.A

2003 - 2007 (4 years)

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