Design, from Stewart’s perspective, is a valuable, if often underestimated, asset in business. Throughout his career he’s demonstrated that the thoughtful application of design principles, executed well, can have a massive impact – whether the product is fresh-baked bread, the chip inside a computer, or the services provided by a nonprofit organization.
After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Stewart has honed his skills first in London and later, in New York, by working as a creative director at a variety of agencies, from packaging (Lewis Moberly, Williams Murray Hamm and Desgrippes Gobe) and advertising (TAXI) to branding (The Partners and Red Peak). Along the way he’s branded islands and created identities for companies in media and retail: he has packaged oils and hard liquor and even tackled 21st-century typographic dilemmas with the creation of a global, proprietary font.
At RedPeak, Stewart oversees a design studio staffed with teams expert in disciplines from graphic design and brand strategy to photography and art direction. His work has been recognized at Cannes, by D&AD, Graphis, Clios, Type Directors Club, the ADC and more. He’s served as a juror for The Clios, ADC, London International and New York Festivals.