The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

2008 One Show Judges

Paul Keister

Goodness Manufacturing

Venice CA

My name is Paul Keister and I've wanted to do what I do since I was 13 years old. I grew up in St. Ives, England, where I was practically glued to the TV watching for adverts from Hamlet, Carling Black Label, Heineken, Levis and just about any other brand. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a place where the BBHs and Abbott Mead Vickers of the world existed. In 1989, I moved to the U.S. and went to Texas Tech University where I studied advertising strategy and minored in Art and Design. While I was there, my friend Mike Nwoke encouraged me to move to Atlanta where I attended Creative Circus. That place opened my eyes to the power of ideas. Then, in 1996, I started my career at Leonard/Monahan in Providence, RI, where I spent two years learning from amazing people like David Baldwin and Kara Goodrich. Two years later, I had the opportunity to work for and learn from Alex Bogusky at Crispin Porter + Bogusky where I spent 9 ½ years strategizing, steering, thinking and creating work for brands I love - with people I love even more. IKEA, truth, Giro, Miller Lite, Miller High Life and MINI were some of the brands I touched while I was there. In June of last year, I took the next step and started goodness Mfg. in Venice, CA, with 4 people that I have been in the proverbial trenches with for the past 8+ years at CPB. We've been in business for a short time but so far the culture is thriving while we build brands people fall in love with. And lastly, but actually firstly, I have an incredible son named Jack who's ten years old and my absolute pride and joy.

 

 

 

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