WALE OYEJIDE ‘02
Philadelphia

B.A., Computer Science
J.D., James Beasley School of Law, Temple University

Creative Director, Ikire Jones

“Among other things, Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. is a Creative Director/Designer with a finely honed aes- thetic and a history of producing campaigns that marry vivid imagery with compelling storytelling. His work threads the needle between the cultural and the contemporary, and seeks to reflect the authentic experiences of persons that are commonly overlooked in commercial media. At the core of his work is the notion that elegance is not owned by any particular culture, or by any corner of the world.

Mr. Oyéjidé’s design work is part of the “Making Africa” contemporary design exhibit, which was at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany and at the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain. He was also featured in the “Creative Africa” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work has also exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He has been invited to lecture about his work in Brazil, Ecuador and France. His designs for Ikiré Jones also appeared as part of the “Generation Africa” fashion show at Pitti Uomo 89 in Florence, Italy.

Currently in exhibition, his work may be viewed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, and at the Brussels Center for Fine Art.

Mr. Oyéjidé is a TED Fellow and will be giving a TED Talk about his purpose as a designer at TED Global 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania this year. He is also a writer, a public speaker, an attorney and a recording artist/producer that has collaborated with J-Dilla and MF Doom, among others.

Walé Oyéjidé is also a licensed attorney, and an acclaimed recording artist.

Esquire Magazine noted Mr. Oyéjidé as one of the best dressed men in the United States of America.

Most importantly, on the good authority of the culinary critic that he knows as his 4 year old daugh- ter, Mr. Oyéjidé has been assured that he makes the best pancakes in the Western World.”

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