Ilan is an international branding guru, who consults about, teaches, practices and implements all brand touchpoints.
At Ogilvy & Mather he was Design Head and Creative Director in Johannesburg, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Later he was with Leo Burnett and Frankel & Co. (now ARC Worldwide) other positions were: VP Exec. Creative Director at Kragie/Newell (now Integer) Des Moines, and VP Creative Director at Gage Marketing, Minneapolis.
He currently runs Ilan Geva & Friends, a branding consultancy in Chicago, and is a consultant with Vale International of NYC.
He develops and creates Brand platforms including brand vision, brand strategy, brand personality, using every imaginable strategic branding solution for many of the world’s largest corporations, as well as for smaller enterprises. His work has won over 100 awards around the world including CLIO, ADDY, TELLY, POPAI, CAPLES, ECHO, SUMMIT, ADRIAN and many others.
Some of his most recognized work included brands such as: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Visa, Ford Trucks, The Chicago Tribune, SA Breweries, Panasonic, Nestle, American Express, Unilever, VW-Audi, Kodak, HP, Seagram, Shell, Sears, Citibank, Murphy/Jahn and many more.