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Gary Sharpen

Gary Sharpen


Executive creative director



Work Telephone

(020) 8870 9200


116, Putney Bridge Road, London, , SW15 2NQ



Sunday, 6 December 1959 in East London.

Favourite media

Campaign, Esquire, Radio London, The Week, BBC Website, Google, Twitter.

Favourite app

Twitter App.

Favourite recent ad campaign

Sky Arts poster campaign.

Three best friends in adland

Steve Stretton, Steve Harrison and Dave Brady.

Who do you owe most to for your success and why?

Adam Kean, Richard Myers, Adam Crozier, Tamara Ingram and several others at Saatchi & Saatchi in the mid-90s. They promoted me and backed me to build and run a very large part of the Saatchi & Saatchi creative department. They were inspirational, generous and supportive. They allowed me develop, to lead and ultimately to achieve.

Greatest extravagance

Premium spirits in cocktails.

Greatest achievement

Still loving every day of this business and helping more than 100 young creatives get a break in this industry through founding and running The Shelf for ten years.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Balancing my work/life, my own creative projects and time with my lovely wife Sandrae, and remembering to live in the moment.

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