head of creative

Tess Mooney

Tess Mooney is an international award-winning creative director. Ms. Mooney develops solutions for visual conundrums. She works in brand development, graphic design, infographic design, photography, web design and social media.

Ms. Mooney joined the NINICO team in 2014. Her interest in user experience, service design and user-centered design has helped form a new way of thinking across the agency and has further innovated NINICO client partnerships. Under her creative leadership, the agency has expanded from San Jose to Los Angeles and garnered acclaim for sound, strategic work. Through collaboration and communication, she helps transform risks into results, confusion into clarity, insights into strategy, and problems into solutions. She is involved in associations which advance the profession and creative industry, and foster development of meaningful messaging and relevant design including the American Advertising Federation.

Influenced by her years as an honored scholar at the respected Parsons School of Design in New York City, Ms. Mooney is known for her ethics in business, professionalism and dedication to artistic expression of brand. Her work has been awarded by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, Association of Marketing Communications Professionals, and Muse Creative Awards; and in 2016 the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized her at its annual Women’s Summit. A Southern California native, Ms. Mooney oversees all creative direction for clients of NINICO Communications.