School of Communication Arts

Marc was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Chip Shop 2018.  On winning it, he threw away all other awards. 

He reformed the School of Communication Arts in 2010 and has led it to become the most successful creative school in the world. One-third of its students receive scholarships, which means greater diversity in our white, male, London-centric industry.  His alumni can be found in every top agency.

He voted to remain.

"This is the first year that my students haven't entered.  The only reason they didn't enter was to give everyone else a chance  (we usually win more than any of the grown-ups!).  It was getting a bit embarrassing asking for jobs from people who had their arses handed to them at the Chip Shop Awards.

I had heart surgery just before the awards last year.  I hope to see ideas this year that put my ticker back into a dangerous rhythm. Brave work. Smart strategy. Gorgeous craft."

Judging panel

Verity Fenner

Writer & Associate Lecturer

Sara Jones

Partner & Client Service Director
Free The Birds

Jodie Wightman

Creative Director
Together Design

Charlotte Walsh

Digital Detox

Jon Gledstone

ECD and Partner
Mr President

Simon Poett

Executive Creative Director
The Brooklyn Brothers

Jamie Davies

Creative Director

cathy hutton

Co-founder, Creative Director
Jolly Rebellion

Mike Rance

Senior Creative Lead
Wavemaker UK

Joanne Oatts

Creative Director

Lee Trott

Senior Copywriter

Maya Bogle


Reuben Webb

chief creative officer 
Stein IAS

Tamara Gillan

CEO & Founder
Cherry London

Marcie MacLellan

Frank & Lively

Marc Lewis

School of Communication Arts

David Norris

Creative Strategy, UK Lead
Snap Inc.

matt crabtree

Creative Director
McCann London

Dipesh Mistry

Senior Creative / Art Director

Helen Weisinger

Chief Client Officer
Outdoor Plus

Amy Kean

Global Head of Strategic Innovation

Nicola Roberts

Executive Creative Director
Bray Leino

john treacy

Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

Jade Trott

A weaver of dreams at the loom of the mind/senior art director

Patrick Lendrum

Creative Director