OKRP Expands Design Capabilities with Hire of Marian Williams as Creative Director

By Erik Oster Comment

O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul is expanding its design capabilities with the arrival of Marian Williams as creative director.

Williams joins OKRP following over nine years as creative director, art and design, at Marian Williams Design, the branding and creative studio she founded in 2008, where she worked with clients including Target, Kohler, Nestle and Redbox. Prior to founding Marian Williams Design, she spent over three years as vice president, senior designer for Leo Burnett. That followed brief stints as a senior designer for VSA Partners and design director for Euro RSCG.

“Marian has both an incredible eye for design and a strong velvet touch when it comes to building and leading teams – we’re extremely happy she’s agreed to join us full time,” OKRP chief creative officer Matt Reinhard said in a statement. “With Marian on board, our goal is to continue to strengthen our visually-driven concepts and build out our design practice as a core creative differentiator. The addition of Marian Williams makes OKRP a better agency.”

“Starting Marian Williams Design was all about establishing my voice as a designer, and exploring the intersection of creative expression and strategic problem solving. But after 9 years, I’m excited to join the team at OKRP and use my passion for branding and visual expression to contribute to the agency and its clients’ successes,” Williams added. “The work at OKRP is sharp, I love the culture and feel privileged to be a part of a progressive agency model.”

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