From large global campaigns, to tactical digital activations, and branded experiences, Stuart’s guiding principle is to “create work that lights up an audience’s imagination and moves them to action, no matter the medium.”
With almost 20 years’ of global experience covering well-known creative hot shops’ W+K Amsterdam, Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore, to running large global accounts at Madison Avenue’s Y&R NY, to digitally focused agencies of 360i NY or start-up CKSK NY, and evolving production-led businesses of Vice and We’re Magnetic NY, Stuart is full of invaluable insights for leading all things creative in today’s convergence of medias.
Recent consulting roles include him dropping straight into challenging situations as an ECD leading key projects, to stabilizing large pieces of agency business, setting up creative best practices, and winning over new clients as they come onboard with an agency.
• Leading Netflix’s largest experiential project, the Emmy Awards FYSee program, with We’re Magnetic NY for 3 years 2017, ‘18 & ‘19.
• Steadying Havas NY’s 3rd largest account, by leading an elevation of craft and conceptual capabilities across digital, design, events, product launches and high budget film.
• Shaping creative process for start-up CKSK NY, through ideation of e-commerce platform solutions, as-well-as agency of record creative for key digital clients The Glenlivet, and Powers Whiskey.
• Leading the set-up and development of Grey NY’s creative team tasked with handling new client Volvo as they transitioned business over to New York from a global pitch win.
A highly awarded global creative who enjoys leading by instinct, remaining versatile and mature with a no fuss approach to challenges. A true champion of emerging tech balanced with a deep respect for craft in concept-led advertising.
Currently based in New York and available to chat collaborations and new opportunities.
Consultant ECD, 2015-Present
Running key accounts, Pitches & Project based.
We’re Magnetic NY, Netflix Experiential (Three 6 months projects) 2017 - 2019
Havas NY, Integrated Projects (6 months project) 2018
CKSK NY, The Glenlivet, Powers Whiskey, (8 months project) 2016
Grey NY, Volvo USA (4 months project) 2014
Group Creative Director, 2015
Oreo Global, Oreo North America, Malibu Rum, Kahlua, Pitch win & projects for Absolut Vodka, Pitch win & brand launch Good Thins Mondelez.
Freelance CD, 2013-2017
72andSunny NY, Anomaly NY, Carrot - A Vice Company, Johannes Leonardo, Havas NY, DDB NY, McCann NY, Hudson Rouge, Razorfish NY to name a few.
Creative Director, 2011-2012
Coca-Cola Global, Beeline, Ferrero.
Young & Rubicam NY
Global Creative Director, 2010-2011
LG Global - Home Entertainment, Mobile Comms & Home Appliances.
LG Mobile US, United States Olympic Committee.
Integrated Associate Creative Director, 2008-2010
Cadillac, Palm, Product (RED), and National Parks Foundation.
Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore
Senior Art Director, 2004-2008
Creative lead on Sony Ericsson Asia, Lexus Asia, Singapore Zoo, UOB Bank Asia Pacific, as well as Tiger Beer, Guinness,ESPN, Singapore Navy, Toyota and Lego Singapore.
Senior Art Director, 2003-2004
Panasonic, Toyota Asia Pacific, Canon, 3M.
Lowe & Partners Singapore & Malaysia
Art Director, 2001-2004
IKEA, Kit Kat Nestle, HSBC.
Leo Burnett Sydney
Junior Art Director, 2000-2001
Subaru, Heineken, Realestate.com
University Of Technology Sydney
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
AWARD School (Australian Writers & Art Directors)
Top 10 Student (2nd) & Award Supergroup 2000
Award Mentor - Singapore 2006, 2007