Iranian. (Thus the affinity for jewelry)
Born in France. (David Ginola is his hair muse)
Grew up in Libya. (Saw Khadafi on murals more than his dad)
Canadian. (Featured on the CBC when the Raptors won)
Former National Tennis Player. (Legs hairy like Sampras)
Basketball Fanatic. (A tattoo of a basketball on his shooting wrist)
Battle Rap Student. (Light Bars)
Rick Owens Stan. (Sorry savings account)
02. DOES WHAT NOW?
Omid began his creative career by winning the YoungGuns International Creative Brief while working as an assistant at a Mutual Funds company. He then landed his very first full-time job at droga5, Sydney where his very first campaign won him his very first Cannes Lions.
Since then, he’s created some of the most memorable and impactful campaigns of the last few years, with ‘Share a Coke’ making several best of the decade lists. Over the course of a decade, he has won 50+ major international awards, including Gold Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils, and at film festivals. He also got into McSweeney’s, which is as good a feeling a writer will ever feel.
Awards aside, Omid is committed to solving business problems by challenging audiences and the preconceived notions created by the industry’s plethora of white noise. After all, if you are trying to be relatable, why would you deserve a voice? You’re not saying anything differently.
Even though he says ‘Ball is Life’ a little too often for anyone’s liking, including his own.
FIG - NYC
Johannes Leonardo - NYC
Pereira & O’Dell - San Francisco
DDB - Sydney
Ogilvy - Sydney
droga5 - Sydney
+1 415 430 7191
Cannes Lions x 11 (including 2 Gold + Gold Creative Effectiveness)
D&AD X 2
The One Show x 2
Clios x 6 (including a Best of 60 Years Clio)
Effies x 6 (including 2 Gold)
Jay Chiat//Addys//ACD//Webby’s//Communication Arts//Young Guns//Local Award Shows
AdAge’s Best of the Decade Campaign
Business Insider’s Best Ad of the Decade
Campaign Brief’s Best Campaign of the Decade