The pair have worked together over the past two years, since leaving Wunderman Thompson
The Gate London has hired Giles Hepworth and Ian Edwards as associate creative directors to work across their growing portfolio of clients. Amongst awards for a variety of campaigns, Giles’s Ash to Art campaign for Glasgow School of Art (co-created with Bill Hartley who sadly passed away in 2020) received a total of 46 awards from Cannes Lions to D&AD pencils. Ian has originated campaigns for Hiscox, O2, HSBC and Shell, with recognition for work on the British Army and Mastercard. The pair have worked together over the past two years, since leaving Wunderman Thompson.
Lucas Peon, CCO of The Gate, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Giles and Ian to the team. They are two extremely gifted creatives, highly accomplished, with such a unique style and point of view – their work and industry awards speak for themselves. They will play an essential role in the agency – leading brands, generating standout campaigns, and helping us continue to take our creative product to great levels.”
Giles and Ian said, “We’ve loved working with everyone at The Gate, their ability to take on the big guns and win while creating award winning work, makes it an exciting opportunity for us.”
The Gate has won a variety of high profile industry awards in the last 18 months including: the Transport for London Diversity in Advertising competition for its ‘Sex Never Gets Old’ campaign for Replens; five Cannes Lions (including Gold); three D&AD Pencils (including Yellow); two Creative Circle awards); three CLIOs; two One Show Pencils; four Kinsale Sharks (including two Gold); APG Gold for Creative Strategy; Most effective use of data and insight, Not for Profit Marketing, and the Judges Choice: Most Inspirational Story at The Marketing Society awards; Strategy Team of the Year at The Drum’s Business Awards. It was also shortlisted for Small Agency of the Year at the Oystercatcher Awards.