Chief Creative Officer / Co-Founder, Creature
Stu grew up in Northumberland, where he was desperate either to work in advertising or to be a long-distance truck driver. Thankfully, advertising won. He started his career at Mother, where he spent the better part of the next decade working (and winning awards) on pretty much every client in the building before leaving to set up Creature in 2011.
Stu was one of the driving forces behind the Placement Poverty Pledge (an initiative that aims to ensure all creative placements are paid a living wage), and remains a passionate advocate for lowering the barriers to entry into advertising: as he’s fond of saying, if we get the best people in, we’ll get the best work out.