Marius Ursache


Marius should have been a successful plastic surgeon (he has a M.D. from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi), however he landed at 17 in media and publicity.

Starting out as a caricature artist at a radio station (a paradoxical job!) and afterwards working for a national media group, he later on became a designer and art director for agencies in Great Britain and the United States. In 1999, being only 22 years old, he founded Grapefruit, one of the top branding and digital agencies in Romania.

In parallel, Marius has studied design in New York at the and later on with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts, communication and PR at SNSPA Bucharest and digital as a part of the European Masters in Interactive Multimedia.

He possesses an impressive number of international awards, among which you can find the Brand Leadership Award at the World Brand Congress 2009. He is a founding member of the Creative Industry Association and a member of the Romanian Institute of Information Architecture (IROAI) board.