PITTSBURGH, PA  August 16, 2013—Ocreations, a local cutting-edge design solutions firm, was selected to do the design for best selling hip hop artist Wiz Khalifa for his Under the Influence of Music Tour in the U.S. and Canada.  The ocreations design was used for the promotional poster for the tour, electronic promotion on Facebook and other social media, as well as concert shirts and merchandise sold at the events.

The ocreations team worked with Rostrum Records to develop and perfect a unique design that would appeal to the hip hop target audience for the tour.  The design chosen was a combination of hand-drawn illustration combined with cutting-edge computer graphics to create a smoky urban feel which hit the mark for the client and audience. Nina Zivkovic was the lead illustrator and Jared Dieffenbach was the designer, art director and project coordinator.

Ocreations has won several awards over the past few years, including the 2010 and 2011 Marketer of the Year Award in the Minority and Women Owned Businesses Category from the American Marketing Association (AMA), Pittsburgh chapter for their stellar campaign for the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. In 2011, they won the Ragan Communications award for Best Overall Annual Report along with Giant Eagle and in 2010, ocreations was named Best Overall Agency in Pittsburgh.

In business since 2006, ocreations provides high-end graphic design and marketing solutions with a large variety of capabilities ranging from business cards to billboards. They have successfully completed branding and logo design, brochures, print advertisements, web design, packaging, video and television spots, trade show and event marketing, and offer full-service printing and mailing solutions.  Over the past few years, their client list has grown to also include:  Home Depot, Giant Eagle, eyetique, the Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Matthews International, Visit Pittsburgh, Antonio Brown, MSA, Aethon, Regear Life Sciences, and other local and regional companies.

Senior partner and founder, Shawn O’Mara has over 18 years experience in the design industry holding notable positions. He also is a full-time instructor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an adjunct professor at Duquesne University. The ocreations core team consists of his partner, Jesse Mader; art director, Jared Dieffenbach; designer and illustrator Nina Zivkovic; and contractor, Dustin Lawson.