I’m Lotenna, a designer first and foremost. Over the years, I became a Creative Lead. I’ve built and led teams of directors, managers, writers, developers, engineers, and designers — agency-side as well as in-house. From product-sales rep and small business owner to flash developer and advertising art director, throughout my career I’ve worn tons of hats (literally and figuratively). This has given me a unique outlook. It’s a perspective that remains steeped in empathy to motivate teams of all sorts of disciplines. I have a healthy appetite for learning, building, and always having fun while doing it.
My full name is Lotenna Oranefo Valtor Enwonwu. I learned how to play the viola when I was 8. The cello when I was 12. I fixed credit card machines at 14 – over the phone tech support. And built a recording studio when I was 17. I saved up and bought all the equipment myself. At 20, I apprenticed at a barbershop. At 24, I got lost on a volcano during a trip to Panama. That same night I went to see a traditional cockfight. I met MC Hammer once. I have three kids, have had two dogs and I’m still with the one wife that keeps crushing me at Scrabble. I’m keen on good times, good work, and genuine people. And I don’t usually use the word keen.