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about the jury

John Cherry can’t believe his luck.

He went from teenager working at a dog racing track and youth centre in the post industrial town of Wallsend to creating work for the world’s biggest brands for the last 20 years.

Along the way he’s been lucky to have talented people to play with and help him at W+K London (twice), Mother London (twice) and Mother New YorkFallon LondonKesselsKramer AmsterdamJWT, VCCP, and now he’s ECD of Atomic London.

He’s unsure how he started as a copywriter with his dyslexia, it’s probably down to focusing on stories, creating worlds and finding the best ways, and people, to bring them to life.

He’s made works for brands his family would know such as Stella ArtoisCadburyEasy JetHondaCoca ColaNikeFacebookTrip AdvisorDiageo and the BBC.

He’s received multiple awards from organizations his family wouldn’t know (but are proud he won them anyway) like D&AD, CannesBTAA, One ShowCreative CircleAndy AwardsClio, and Drum Awards.

When John isn’t neck deep enjoying himself guiding brands and talent, he’s building things out of wood and stories of his own.