Michael Akuagwu

Michael Akuagwu

Graphic Designer & ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Michael Akuagwu

Michael Akuagwu

Graphic Designer & ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Michael is a Multimedia Designer and Artist who utilises design, photography and motion graphics and for both commercial projects and personal art work. With his art work, storytelling is his main aim exploring themes around faith, culture, mental health and human condition.
  • Time Waits For No One (2019)
    Time Waits For No One (2019)Tick-Tock
  • The Garden (2019)
    The Garden (2019)When was the last time you tended to your Garden?
  • Responsibilities (2019)
    Responsibilities (2019)I was feeling very overwhelmed with work, freelancing work, household duties (finally a working man in Nigerian household so the duties came) and life in general was a lot.
  • Get Out Of Your Head (2019)
    Get Out Of Your Head (2019)Like I said, "Get Out Of Your Head". The GIF version is available on INSTAGRAM
  • If I was to write a book
    If I was to write a bookIt all started with a pretty random theme of book mockups and a graphic I made for a Youtube tuhmbnail for a video titled Flipping Tables 101. I used a yellow and black gradient map for the initial thumbnail with a pattern of tables flying all around me. Liking the end result I stuck to the two colours as I started creating more random art work.
  • Devotional (2017)
    Devotional (2017)After coming back from a church conference I was inpsired by the intamicy I felt with God and the need for more quiet time with Him.
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Projects credited in
  • Rooted Exhibition
    Rooted ExhibitionThrowback to the recent online exhibition I was honoured and excited to participate in with @ogilvyuk + @mediacomuk, #rootedexhibition. Celebrating the beauty and richness of Black culture for BHM. . "Ansa's Story captures the portrait of a woman who reflects power, history and life. Her skin, similar to revolutionary's found on a banknote highlight her wealth and ability to lead nations. Her vibrancy and complexities are simultaneously celebrated in her aura. Ansa is an ancestor as well as a le
  • Creative Director - RY Sheffield Concert Promo videos
    Creative Director - RY Sheffield Concert Promo videosAs the media officer and creative director of university society, I led my team to create these two videos promoting the concert in April 2017. Perfect Paradox: Filmed by: Kimberley John, Layomi Alao and Michael Akuagwu Edited by: Michael Akaugwu Written by: Kimberley John Voiceover: Tochu Otuonye Choreography: Aishat Lawson RY Sheffield Cypher: Filmed by: Paula Melissa Ugochukwu and Samuel Adeyemi Edited by Samuel Adeyemi Track produced by Stephen Soleye
  • The Middle - I'm On my Way Campaign
    The Middle - I'm On my Way Campaign
Work history
    Ogilvy logo
    Ogilvy logo
    Midweight DesignerOgilvy
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Graphic design, animation and video editing in the Social and Content Department
    Junior CreativeWorld Forum Disrupt
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Videography, Video Editing and Graphic Design are the main three areas of focus. World Forum Disrupt is a company that host and create business conferences with topics ranging from Women In Media to Strategy and Innovation. My role is to handle the design work needed for each conference so that would be name tag, banner and schedule designs and digital media. We have each session of a conference available On Demand so I handle the video recording and video editing for each session.
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  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Premiere Pro
  • Youtube
  • Design Creative
  • Creative Art Direcction
    BioengineeringThe University of Sheffield
     - Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Currently studying Bioengineering in the University of Sheffield which is a degree that combines medical aspects to the world of engineering. This creates specific streams for us as students to undertake. Biomedical Engineering which is the application of design and engineering to solve medical problems so an example of this would be prosthetics. Tissue and Skin Engineering which teaches us how to create skin or other biological matter from cells to aid in the healing process of injuries. Finally the last stream is Medical Devices which includes the teaching of medical imagining machines or other devices and how they work. I take the Biomedical Engineering stream as I believe it is best suited to me, I am taught how to create solutions and use my own practical thinking to solve problems. For a prosthetic limb for example, using engineering knowledge and my passion for design I will hopefully be able to create something that is aesthetically pleasing, but through knowledge of ergonomics, a device that is comfortable, compatible and life-changing for the end user.