2019 One Show Intellectual Property Jury

Bill Hartley

Senior Creative Director

J. Walter Thompson


A product design degree, followed by stints as a media salesman, painter & decorator and Head Waiter in a Hong Kong restaurant, proved the perfect foundation for a career in advertising.

A gleeful delight in postcard writing convinced Bill to become a copywriter, and over the last 18 years he (and his creative partner Giles Hepworth) have forged a career at BBH, VCCP, and Y&R.

Bill currently works at JWT London where he created Ash to Art, a self-initiated project to rebuild the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art. It raised £706,000 and was awarded gold at all the major festivals in Europe and the US.




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