Rudy Rios is a creative director at Ogilvy Chicago’s design group, Ogilvy485. He leads in the creation of branding and design solutions for clients such as CDW, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Kimberly-Clark and SCJ Johnson. His work has been recognized by industry award shows including Chicago 50 Design Show, Effies and Graphic Design USA.
Prior to joining Ogilvy & Mather, he designed at Edelman Chicago for clients including CNH, Wrigley Company and True Value.
Rudy graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rudy has volunteered his time and creative talent to building brands and marketing tools for non-profits serving Chicago’s LGBTQ community such as Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ health organizations; Broadway Youth Center, a resource center for homeless LGBTQ youth; The Village, a community center that seeks to provide top tier wrap-around social and clinical services for LGBTQ youth located on Chicago’s South Side; and the GenderCool Project, a national awareness campaign highlighting and chronicling the accomplishments transgender youth.
In his free time, Rudy can be caught in any local coffee shop working on his graphic novel, illustrating whimsical characters or taking figure drawing classes.