The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising and design. For over 50 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

One Show 2023 Brand-Side / In-House Jury

Jess Kirkman

Global Executive Creative Director

Independent (Former Taco Bell)

Los Angeles

Jess Kirkman is an award winning designer and Executive Creative Director from NYC, having worked for top names across the branding, publishing and advertising industries before making her way in-house to lead the creative team at Taco Bell. She has worked on both the agency and brand side and uses those experiences and learnings to cultivate creative environments where people are insanely inspired, can be their authentic selves and bring their freakiest ideas to the table. Aside from her professional life as a Creative Director, Jess is also a visual artist, mainly using alcohol inks, resin and encaustic to create feel good art. Her Instagram, @manifest.jess continues to inspire other artists and help them get over their creative fears so they can pursue their passions.




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