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.

2020 One Show Design Jury

Jenny Ehlers

Executive Creative Director

King James

Cape Town

Jenny Ehlers is Executive Creative Director and shareholder of the independent agency, the King James Group in Cape Town. It is here she has enjoyed 20 years of driving creative excellence and growth across a portfolio of high-profile brands, including Levi’s® and Johnnie Walker®.

Jenny is a conscious creative leader driven by the desire to produce ideas that do more than just benefit her clients, and it is this pursuit of perfection that has led to her team winning a number of prestigious accolades over the years.

Jenny judged The One Show in 2007, the Dubai Lynx in 2012, and was on the jury at Cannes twice, in 2006 and 2017. In 2018, she participated on The One Show Design jury and judged Crafts for Design at D&AD. In 2019, she judged the Interactive and Integrated categories at the ADC Awards, was Jury President at the African Cristals, and participated on the preliminary jury at AD STARS. Jenny was also on the 2019 Next Creative Leaders jury on invitation from The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement. Early in 2020, she judged the One Eyeland Photography Awards.

Jenny sits on the Academic and Advisory Boards of various design institutions in Cape Town, with her passion being the nurturing of young talent for the industry.




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