About

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Marian Williams

Creative Director

Hi, I’m Marian. I’m a creative living and working in Chicago, Illlinois. I’ve been working with multinational agencies and businesses to develop strategic brand ideas and creative communication for over 15 years. After logging time at VSA Partners, EuroRSCG and Leo Burnett, in 2009 I began my creative studio Marian Williams Design to work more closely with clients and explore the intersection of creative expression and strategic problem solving. My ties within the advertising and design community allowed me to scale to client needs and stay nimble.
I’m currently employed at O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul. I play a dual role of Group Creative Director by day and Head of Design… also by day, and sometimes into the night. Ever the student, this unique role has allowed me the opportunity flex new creative muscles and focus on mentoring and growing creative talent while also being a maker. Win. Win! Clients include: Big Lots, Illinois Tourism, Home Chef, Nike Chicago, Gies School of Business, OKRP brand, Illinois Lottery, Groupon and Chilis.
When I’m not working, I’m with my husband Sig marveling in the milestones of our toddler – the magnificent little Miss Willa. I can also be found reading, skiing, oil painting, illustrating, DIY-ing, Instagramming, bicycling, organizing Spotify playlists, sneaking off into the wilderness, admiring art & architecture and napping.

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Recognition

Print Regional Design Annual
Marian Williams Design Identity
MG Group Identity
Baker Promotional Materials
Cru Restaurant
Leo Burnett Identity
LBWorks Identity
2015 Instagram Creativity Reflected 
Cartwheel Hashtag Ads
How Self Promotion Annual
MG Group Identity
LBWorks Identity
Branding Served
The World is Yours
Fitting Wines Identity

Web Design Served
The World is Yours
Design, Work, Life
Fitting Wines Identity
Chois Gallery
Optimus Calendar
Fitting Wines Identity

Chicago Creative Club
Leo Burnett Identity
Advertising Now! Print
Villiger Print Ads
Type Directors Club
LBWorks Holiday Gift Tags