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.

2021 One Show In-House Jury

Mariota Essery

Executive Creative Director


Los Angeles

Mariota is an Executive Creative Director with 20 years of global experience. She has lived and worked across 3 continents, and 4 cities - starting her career in Cape Town, then making her way to London, Amsterdam and Los Angeles. She is currently ECD at DoorDash.

Mariota has worked on a multitude of global clients on award winning campaigns, including Philips, Adidas Football World Cup, The North Face, google, and Gatorade. She has been listed as one of Business Insiders top 36 women in advertising.

Coming from a background in art direction, Mariota prides herself in well-crafted pieces, with a focus on emotional storytelling no matter what discipline.

She is a mother of twins and in her spare time you can find her at the beach, working on fixing up her home or entertaining in her garden.

She is also an avid traveler and visits her family in Europe and South Africa as often as possible.




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