Creative Services

Ian has nearly two decades of experience leading creative teams and guiding clients through the creative process. Leading Nyhus’ Los Angeles office, Ian serves as director of the agency’s creative services, where he implements his extensive experience in marketing and advertising, digital media, print design and branding.

Prior to Nyhus, Ian was the Director of Design for the University of Southern California and was responsible for overseeing a vast array of marketing, branding and communication initiatives. These initiatives included extending USC’s global brand identity and outreach, as well as launching website properties, media campaigns, and campus retail environments. He also played a key advisory role on the Presidential Leadership and PR council, where he guided the strategic development of events and executive communications of the University.

Over the years, Ian has won several national and international awards for branding and has been recognized for his thought leadership and creative excellence in the fields of design, advertising and marketing. He holds a BFA from the University of Southern California and returned to USC for his master’s degree in Specialized Arts Journalism.

When Ian is not with a client presenting a new idea or conduction a discovery session, he is likely commuting in LA traffic while listening to his latest audiobook, or perhaps training at his local Jujitsu dojo. He also loves spending time on the pitch coaching his son’s soccer teams and taking weekend surf trips with his family.