Hello there, I’m Leslie Sharpe. I’m currently a freelance senior art director in Sydney. Previously an Almost Creative Director at Marcel and before that a few years at Droga5 Sydney (RIP). In a freelance capacity I’ve spent time at places like Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, R/GA, Mullen Lowe 303 and several others. 

In 2017 I was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze at Cannes, 3 D&AD Pencils, Gold Innovation at Spikes, One Show finalists and 9 AWARD Awards across three different campaigns. For the last 4 years I’ve helped lead the global Tiger Beer account.

I’m extremely passionate about the creative process particularly when it’s as fluid as possible therefore It’s very important for me to work away from the confines of a traditonal creative department structure. I love mining for insights and solving hard problems with simple ideas or compelling narratives and bringing them to life in unexpected ways.

I’m equally comfortable as a thinker (priority), art director, writer (narrative/ideas), designer (identity, comms, UX), content direction, and tend to reserve a few other tricks in my back pocket. 

Outside of the office I spend most days making and experimenting through free association in the form of photographs, cooking, illustration and filmmaking. This keeps me motivated in my personal life and ultimately feeds into my professional work. So work/life balance is pretty vital. 

Despite what you see here, I’m always trying to explore a wider range of tonality and brands.