Ollimania is created by two artists called Diederiekje bok and Hein mevissen. Both with an extensive track record in film, design, art, animation and product design. Read here a short bio of some of their other work.
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‘Two people, one creative mind.’ What is unique about Bok and Mevissen is their ability to engage the consumer with intelligent, beautiful, often funny, powerful and inspiring work and products. It is almost impossible to look at their work and not have some response.
Creators and designers of Olli and Ollimania Diederiekje Bok and Hein Mevissen are a many-sided team; they create brands, advertising, produce and direct commercials and short film (Mevissen directed many famous commercials), and invent new products. Their first product was released in 2004: ‘Water From The Supermarket’. And in 2010 they very successfully introduced John’s Phone – dubbed ‘dumb phone’, since it’s the simplest mobile phone on the market. In 2004 they launched Olli for the first time at an MTV event. In 2014 they launched the first two Olli books and the original Olli toy.
Creating the most simple phone
It all started in 2004 when the creative master minds Bok and Mevissen decided to design and produce their own brands and products that they felt were missing from the marketplace. Their mobile phone became “the thing to have to make phone calls”, also called the anti smart phone. Over the years Bok and Mevissen launched more brands and products of their own.
Why make it all so difficult? Stop trying to complicate it all. The tendency to complicate things in it-self gives us lots of
opportunities to come with simplicity! Simplicity it the key, from this point Bok and Mevissen started designing their phone. Bok and Mevissen wanted to make the most simple phone ever, easy to use in every way.
This means not only easy buttons and a clear screen but also a very strong battery. A battery for one month, this makes it very comfortable to have this phone with you while travelling or just have it with you for unexpected moments for calling. Another feature to make the phone simple: the phone should work worldwide. Where ever you are or go this phone makes it all easier for you. Besides all these important aspects of the phones technology, the phone should look totally different from any other phone. The design should be as simple as it can be in order to fulfill its promise, and for Bok and Mevissen it was essential to make a good-looking phone.
Didi Bok and Hein Mevissen have written and directed numerous successful short films and award winning commercials. They write, direct and produce their films, commercials jointly.
However on some projects Hein received sole credit for directing and Didi for producing. Bok and Mevissen’s nontraditional methods accompany a quirky style, demonstrated in many Comedy Central, MTV campaigns like ‘Günther’ , ‘ Rocket Bros.’, featuring ‘ bizarre characters, such as a giant 100% fake elephant and beer drenched aliens. Their humorous MTV spots won many creative awards, as did a Dutch Insurance Campaign. Yet Bok and Mevissen do deviate from its offbeat style when needed, creating and producing beautiful films for Adidas, Lada, Volkswagen, Audi, KPN telecom, Lexus Toyota , T-mobile, MTC, Comedy Central, I Amsterdam, Bacardi and many more.
Bok and Mevissen are always looking for new daring different areas of excitement that will result in increased revenue. Animation is one of their favorite ways to to express the individuality and amplify uniqueness of a brand.
Bok and Mevissen are always looking for new daring different areas of excitement that will result in increased revenue. Animation is one of their favorite ways to to express the individuality and amplify uniqueness of a brand. Bok and Mevissen are fond of animation and storytelling. However, they are great storytellers themselves and animation can push brands , with universal stories and striking visuals designed to captivate and engage any audience.
Bok and Mevissen made many animation commercials for their own brands and for other brands.
In 2006 Bok and mevissen launched the first vehicle From The Supermarket, the Toni Electroni. It is a scooter that makes a whole lot of sense. It is not a source of urban pollution, in terms of both emissions and noise. The Toni Electroni is green, clean and safe. Above all this great design makes you want to have it and drive it all day long.
Toni Electroni is a scooter that is yours, and yours alone. There’s also a white leather Toni Electroni. It is one of the limited editions of the Toni Electroni collection. You don’t just purchase a Toni Electroni you commission it. Every Limited Edition Toni Electroni is unique to its owner.
A book all about Didi aka Diederiekje Bok and Hein Mevissen. ‘Two people, one creative mind.’ What is unique about Bok and Mevissen is their ability to engage the consumer with intelligent, beautiful, often funny, powerful and inspiring work and products. It is almost impossible to look at their work and not have some response.
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Bok and Mevissen worked for several international advertising agencies and brands as creative directors. They created many international and national advertising campaigns including TV commercials, print campaigns and online campaigns. Bok and Mevissen worked for Ford, Audi, Volvo, Coca Cola, Bacardi, Bacardi Martini, Hyundai, Stimorol, Tetra Pak, MTV, Comedy Central, Channel 4, KPN, Quick, Volkswagen, Insurance Company ONVZ, City of Amsterdam, Nike, Adidas, T-Mobile, Ben®, T-Mobile, Levi’s, Pepe Jeans, Diesel and more.