Mariota Essery

  • Executive Creative Director, Doordash, USA
  • Executive Jury

Mariota is an Executive Creative Director with 20 years experience. With the help of her 3 passports (from the US, SA, and UK), she has lived and worked across 3 continents, and 4 cities - starting her career in Cape Town in 2000, then making her way to London and Amsterdam and now currently, Los Angeles. She has worked on a multitude of global clients on award winning campaigns, including Philips, Adidas Football World Cup, The North Face, google, and Gatorade. She has been listed as one of Business Insiders top 36 women in advertising Coming from a background in art direction, Mariota prides herself in well crafted pieces, with a focus on emotional storytelling no matter what discipline. She is a mother of twins, 2 siamese cats, and a golden retriever puppy and in her spare time you can find her at the beach, working on fixing up her home or entertaining in her garden. She is also an avid traveler and visits her family around the world constantly.

Mariota Essery