After 11 years as a global ECD at J Walter Thompson New York Aussie expat Sarah Barclay to take break from the industry
After 11 years as a global ECD at J Walter Thompson New York, joining in May 2008, Aussie expat Sarah Barclay is taking a break from the industry, soon returning to Byron Bay.
Barclay has created award-winning work for clients around the world. Known for brave thinking and solving difficult problems, she’s turned brands around and made them famous. Born in the UK, raised in Australia and a New York native for nearly 20 years, she is a true global citizen.
At J Walter Thompson she worked on Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury’s Trident, Bubalicious and Halls, and was global ECD on Schick. Before joining in May 2008 Barclay spent five years at Saatchi & Saatchi New York as the Global CD on Ariel and Dash.
Prior to going to the States, Barclay was a senior creative at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and before that The Campaign Palace, Melbourne. She is best known for co-creating three of the all-time greatest Australian commercials: Antz Pantz ‘Sic em Rex’, Milk ‘Legendary Milkman’ and Yellow Pages ‘Not Happy Jan’.