I'm an award-winning character designer and cartoon illustrator with over twenty-five years of experience across children’s media and the communication design industries. I also co-founded Fun Crew, an independent content creation studio and creative consultancy in 2006 with Angela Salt.
Co-Owner, Content Creator, Character Designer, Fun Crew Ltd, Liverpool 2006 – present
Within Fun Crew, my focus is Character Design and Content Creation. I also provide Illustration and Creative Consultant services. I am the Head Character Designer at Fun Crew and designs all of their original ip characters.
I illustrate and produce monthly MY LITTLE PONY and EQUESTRIA GIRLS comic strips for HASBRO Licensee publisher and ‘Partner Of The Year’, SIGNATURE PUBLISHING LTD.
I have been the Leading Illustrator for Signature Publishing Ltd. for ten years also producing monthly DINOBOY comic strips for their DINOSAUR ACTION Title and illustrated content for THE TRANSFORMERS COMIC and ‘special’ historical issues e.g. THE ROYAL PALACES, Hampton Court Palace.
London 1991 – present
I continue to provide Character Design and Illustration for a broad range of international clients from blue-chip companies to individual, bespoke commissions. I work across children’s media, animation, publishing, advertising, consumer products, packaging, games and apps.
A highlight was being commissioned to refresh NIKE’S existing vintage character, ‘Govey’. I updated the 1980’s sports character, giving it a classic look for contemporary NIKE apparel. Stuart’s new design for Govey was also turned into a limited edition, vinyl collectible toy.
126, Hampton Road, Southport Merseyside
tel +44(0)7956 370037
Character Design and Illustration Clients Include:
NIKE, NIVEA, KELLOGG’S, MARKS & SPENCER’S, BBC, DISNEY, SONY, BT, VIRGIN, ORANGE, MTV, WALL’S, MARS, CHANNEL 4, ASDA, CLARKS, LEAP FROG, SAINSBURY’S, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SCHOLASTIC, MACMILLAN, THE DANDY COMIC, ORAL B, MOTOROLA, TOYS 'R' US, OLIVETTI, HASBRO -MY LITTLE PONY, CHEETOS, HIPP ORGANIC BABY FOODS, TRANSPORT FOR LONDON.
Brand concept, creation, development and refresh.
Licensing and merchandising design
Consumer product and packaging design.
Amanda Clifford. Editor-in-Chief, SIGNATURE PUBLISHING LTD, UK.
Russell Stott, Senior Design Director, NIKE, Portland Oregon.