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.

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.




Follow Us