About me

Nils has spent over 20 years in the advertising and design industry working across the most recognised agencies in London. In his previous role as Chief Creative Officer and Chairman of Grey LDN, Nils oversaw the most profitable and awarded years in the agency's 52 years history and became one of the youngest agency chairmen in the world leading its brands globally.

Nils was voted into the Ad Age creativity 50 and was named the most creative person in advertising globally by Business insider, is on the board of trustees of D&AD and is listed as the Sunday Times 500 most influential people in the UK.

Over the last year Nils has led the inception and launch of the ethical capsule coffee brand Halo to global acclaim. British GQ describing the Nespresso alternative as 'The coffee company keeping George Clooney up at night.'

More recently Nils has founded the Uncommon Creative Studio alongside Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme, a creative studio building brands the real world is happy exists. As well as launching their own brands Uncommon are currently working with ITV, Google, WWF, Ovo Energy, Unilever and Asos. Their flagship work on Ovo Energy was awarded a D&AD pencil just 8 months after the studio launched.

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Nils Leonard was recognised as an Industry Influencer on 6th February 2017

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