Reel Women: Emily Walton, advertising pro
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Reel Women: Emily Walton, advertising pro

0 Emily Walton OKRP’s creative phenom talks about family, work, evolving attitudes towards women, and tropical drinks Emily Walton is an Associate Creative Director (Art Director) at O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul where she helps lead the Chili’s business. Having visited over 40 countries, Emily looks to her experiences abroad to inspire her work, which has also made its way around the globe. She has been recognized with top honors at Cannes, London International, Art Director’s Club, and was the 10th most awarded Art Director at D&AD in 2018. Emily got her start in the Texas Creative Sequence at The University of Texas in Austin, but now calls Chicago home. Since then, she’s worked at agencies like DDB Chicago, FCB Chicago and We Are Unlimited on brands like Radio Flyer, Capital One and McDonald’s. EMILY WALTON SWEET N’ SPICY GRANDMAS How did you get into the business? I’ve always been surrounded by insanely creative people. My dad has an infectious entrepreneurial spirit. My mom threw the most elaborate, intricately designed birthday parties you’ve ever seen. (Special shout out to my Survivor-themed 10th birthday party). My aunt always wanted to be a writer, but was forced into law school, then decided […]

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