What does a copywriter know about design? Eighteen months after arriving in South Africa as a junior copywriter, Graham Warsop founded the Jupiter Drawing Room - an independent, through-the-line agency whose offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town have contributed to South Africa's international creative reputation in both advertising and design. A fervent believer in integrated creativity, Warsop has grown The Jupiter Drawing Room to take a totally through-the-line approach to its work. As well as chairing the Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa), Warsop is hands-on executive creative director of the Johannesburg office.
In the 18 years that Warsop has been in advertising, he has won more creativity points (as measured by the official SA Creativity Survey) than any other creative director in South Africa. He is also the only creative director in South Africa to have served on the juries of all four major international festivals (Cannes, D&AD, the One Show and Clio) ¬ the latter he chaired (Print & Poster) in 2001.
The Jupiter Drawing Room has just as many awards for its design work as its above the line work. Warsop himself has contributed with 17 Cannes Lions, 23 Clios, 11 One Show Pencils, 27 London International Statues and 70 Medals at the New York Festival, including Best of Show for Magazine in 2001, and he’s still not finished.