HelloInterview: Meet Andrew “Oyl” Miller – Creative at Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo and Pinterest influencer!
Andrew, also known as “Oyl,” Miller is a writer from Portland, Oregon currently living with his wife and daughter in Tokyo, Japan. He works for Wieden+Kennedy as a copywriter on Nike and other clients. Andrew was working for Wieden+Kennedy in Portland when he was given the opportunity to work for the Tokyo office to focus on Nike for the Asia Pacific market. “It was an incredible opportunity and I went for it.” When he’s not working, he loves to play sports, especially basketball, likes to run, makes art, and spends time with his family. Andrew’s love for sports, advertising, art, and design has earned him over 1.1M followers!
Where did your nickname come from and when did you get it?
During my freshman year in college I was playing intramural basketball, and a rival upperclassman team started calling me ‘Olive Oyl’ as in the cartoon character Popeye’s girlfriend. I was lanky, flailed my arms a lot on defense and maybe talked a bit too much trash, so I guess they figured it was the perfect nickname for me. I ended up joining that team the next year and actually became the president of that fraternity the next three years. ‘Oyl’ went from being a taunt into becoming an affectionate term. And now I am seeing the benefit of being the only ‘Oyl Miller’ in Google’s database.
When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account? (more…)
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