Founding Partner
Missouri Creative

Stuart founded Missouri Creative in 2013 with his creative partner Paul Brennan. Prior to founding Missouri, Stuart worked as Creative Director at Fitch, a global brand consultancy for 14 years. Stuart and Paul set up Missouri to get closer to clients and to create multi-dimensional brand worlds that have the power to motivate and move consumers. 

At Missouri, Stuart spearheads the strategic team alongside Paul as well as overseeing all creative output. In his career, Stuart has worked across a variety of different categories from sport, to F&B to hospitality with clients including Pernod Ricard, UK Sport, TUI, Footlocker and Asics. 

Additionally, Stuart is a thought leader within the design industry and has spoken at numerous conferences and won multiple awards for his work (Transform, Drum, Design Week Gold).

Judging panel

Chloe Templeman

Creative Director
Design Bridge

Nick Finney

Co-Founder
NB Studio

Hiten Bhatt

Creative Director - Design
RAPP

Chris Bennett

Creative Director
Start Design

Sam Stone

Creative Director
Coley Porter Bell

Stuart Wood

Founding Partner
Missouri Creative

Joohee Lee

Associate Director
Forpeople

Ben Griffin

Innovation Lead, Design
Innovate UK

John Mathers

Director of Design
British Design Fund

Paul Gray

Founder / owner
Suisse Design

Sophie Maxwell

Futures Director
Pearlfisher

Stephen Haggarty

Group Creative Director
Clear

Sue Daun

Executive Creative Director
Interbrand

Natasha Chetiyawardana

Creative Partner
Bow & Arrow

Jos Harrison

Global Design Strategy Director
Reckitt Benckiser

Claudia Morris

Creative Director
B&B studio

Kate Marlow

Creative Partner
Here Design