STUART RADFORD

UK CREATIVE DIRECTOR

The Partners’ very own ‘man in black’, Stuart joined in 2011 to lead our London design teams. Since then he has worked across a wide variety of clients, from global corporations to arts and non-profit, including Investec Asset Management, British Land, Deloitte, Cancer Research UK, Silversea and Maybourne Hotel Group.

Stuart started his career at Fitch, Radley Yeldar and HGV, working with Diageo, Barclays, Royal Mail and Unilever. In 1999, he co-founded Radford Wallis where he gained a reputation for crafting brilliantly creative work for a range of clients, including Land Securities, The Design Council, Aviva, Ted Baker and D&AD.

Stuart’s relentless drive for creative excellence and craft means he’s regularly laden with praise, recognition and awards. He won Brand New’s Identity of the Year award for Tusk Trust, the African conservation charity, and collected over 20 design awards for the London Symphony Orchestra, including six awards at Art Directors Club New York and Best in Book for Creative Review Annual. His work has also been widely recognised by DBA Effectiveness, Design Week, The Drum, Benchmark, New York Art Directors, Cannes Lions and the D&AD. We know, we’re lucky to have him.

When not being judged himself, Stuart is heavily involved in mentoring and awards juries. He has judged the student and professional D&AD Awards several times and has been involved with educational programmes for D&AD at Ravensbourne College and the Design Symposium North.

Stuart is currently helping London Symphony Orchestra develop an iconic brand for the digital age, and working with Arte TV, the European culture channel, on reasserting its relevance to new audiences. When not at his desk, you can usually find him roaming the agency, utilising his Midas touch on everything he sees.