tola oseni

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nyc-based art director reimagining media through musical, cultural, & experiential lenses  part-time designer, full-time dot connector

selected works


Shoe Design
2022

Marketing Toolkit
2021

Festival Branding
2019

Icecream Bärs (WIP)
Product Design
2022

Music Video
2019

Advertising Book
2021


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tola oseni

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nyc-based art director reimagining media through musical, cultural, & experiential lenses • part-time designer, full-time dot connector

about


tola oseni is a NYC-based Art Director and Designer/Illustrator, whose work explores stories that come out of the intersection of music, culture, and experience. 

Historically, art in gallery spaces has been exclusive and elitist. Whereas, music, often called “the universal language”, has a strong relationship to the folk tradition and an ability to connect communities.

Using music as a tool in an art and design framework, Oseni’s work imagines how audio can be encoded as a visual image. Focusing less on fine art, and more on music videos, digital, handheld, and print-based work, she brings people in by working outside of the “gallery”, a privileged site of representation.

Oseni is a University of Southern California alumna with a B.A. in Graphic Design and a ONE School NY ‘21 graduate. Tola hopes to become a Creative Director who will redefine who is heard in mainstream media + advertising.

simple pleasures: smell of scotch bonnet peppers, passport stamps, burna boy + afrobeats, aquarius supremacy, sketching @ nite,  crop tops no matter the season, ice cream before and after 9pm, fried plantains, solo car rides, bold color palettes, lowercase letters



contact: tola.oseni@gmail.com

Spotify, [Assc. Brand Manager] (2019 - Current)
Clarks Originals, [Creative Director, NYC Wallabee] (2021-2022)
Paramount Pictures, [Worldwide Photography] [Music Marketing] (2018 - 2019)  
Lionsgate, [Consumer Products, Franchise Management] (2018)


USC News | ‘USC senior’s artwork gives a voice to the underrepresented’ (2019)

'2021 Wrapped' | Clio Music Silver, 2022 | Spotify
'2021 Wrapped' | Weebly People's Voice Winner, 2022 | Spotify ‘Play Your Part’ | Weebly Honoree, 2021 | Spotify