Olalekan Lexain Akinyele, Craftsman In Chief, 7eveninteractive

Olalekan Akinyele is an award-winning creative designer with over 12 years’ experience in advertising, brand design and brand management. He was awarded The Industry Summit’s Creative Director of the Year, 2022 in Nigeria. He is currently the Creative Director of 7even Interactive, a creative advertising agency in Lagos, Nigeria. He was the Deputy Creative Director of Dentsu McGarryBowen, Lagos (now Dentsu Creative, Lagos) before joining 7even Interactive in 2021. He started his advertising career in 2011 as an Art Director with Noah’s Ark Communications, later worked at Etu Odi as a Group Head (Art), then moved to Fuel Communications and Dare Africa as an Associate Creative Director respectively. He had worked on brands across the FMCG, Telecommunications, Banking, Automobile, Fintech, Electronics, Alcoholic, Non-alcoholic industries and many others. Some of the local and global brands he had worked on are but not limited to Indomie Noodles, Paga, LG, Sahara Group, Skye Bank, Rolls Royce, Bang & Olufsen, Dunlop, FRSC, Gionee, ntel, Lucozade, Ribena, Orijin, Smirnoff, Gordons Gin, Netflix, Hero, Seamans, 9mobile, Wild Turkey and many other brands. He is the founder and lead facilitator of Think Like A Designer. A human development platform where creatives, designers, craftsmen and entrepreneurs are taught how to apply design thinking methodologies to create solutions (products or services) for people and businesses. Lexain as he is fondly called is a graduate of Geophysics from Olabisi Onabanjo University with many other certificates across many subjects. He loves travelling, reading, writing, capacity building, technology, startups, products, and services. He is married with three beautiful children.