Art Director (Freelance)
Jan 2012 - Present (9 years 6 months)
A versatile creative with a strong track record in developing brands and managing creative teams. Stuart has a deep and broad knowledge of all aspect of design.
Senior art director
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013 (2 years 8 months)
Stuart has a passion for brands and bringing to life trends and ideas into the commercial mix.
Working on private label brands such as Bullhead Denim, Nollie and La hearts.
Freelance Senior Graphic Designer
Feb 2010 - 2011 (1 year 5 months)
Working with the Senior Art Director to create Graphic material for Kids and Toddlers.
Using mostly hand done sketches and painting to create fun and engaging graphics for the appropriate age groups.
American Eagle Outfitters
May 2006 - Dec 2009 (3 years 7 months)
Project Manager and team leader of 3 junior members of the Graphic Design team.
Help cultivate, inspire and mentor the junior members of the graphic team, helping them achieve technical and aesthetic excellence, presentation criteria, time and project management, achieving briefed goals and project expectations and travel related logistics, team and brand methodology as well as distribution channels and market dynamics.
Designed Graphics bestsellers, which sold 6000-8000 units per week.
In charge of creating and presenting Seasonal Concept’s from Inception through to Final production.
Traveled extensively in Asia for Concept and production trips.
Senior Graphic Designer
Abercrombie & Fitch
2004 - 2006 (2 years)
Presented ideas for seasonal collections with originality and Excitement within a Classic American Brand.
Remained up to date with new developments regarding graphic Trends, t-shirt Print techniques and trims.
Reviewed all submissions of fabrications and comments on hand Feel, weight, layout and finish of the t-shirt as well as Print quality and technique.
Taki 183 + Payback
Jan 1999 - Jan 2004 (5 years)
Designer of private labels Taki 183 and Payback
Both sold throughout the UK in boutique stores.
2003 - 2004 (1 year)
Designing Conceptual solutions, designing and marketing for a number of Clientele including Calvin Klein Europe, Tommy Hilfiger. Assisting the Art Director on Photo-shoots for Marketing and concept boards for Clients in Holland and the UK.
Holland & Sherry
1999 - 2000 (1 year)
Designed and created a bespoke suit collection.
Awarded all fabrications from Holland & Sherry.