Gary Sharpen, the creator of The Shelf, has enjoyed a 28 year career in advertising and marketing, as a copywriter and a creative director. He has worked at legendary companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and founded his own award-winning agency Leonardo. He has created ideas in all media for clients from the British Army to Agent Provocateur, winning over 80 awards. He has sat on countless awards juries, set up and run masterclasses for D&AD, mentored young industry talent for NABS and served 4 years as the External University Examiner for the country’s leading degree in creative integration. He also contributes regularly to the creative industry press as well as to consumer publications. And in 2001 he founded The Shelf Awards – a programme to support creative graduates, which he still runs today.

Agency Experience  Places, responsibilities and achievements
Sector & Brand Experience  Client breadth and depth
Other Industry Experience  Beyond the day-to-day

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The Shelf  How we deliver creative support
Creative Work  Some of our award-winning ideas
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