Ross Stewart
Melbourne, Australia

About
Creative Direction is nothing without User Experience. Everyday we have thousands of interface, communication and product experiences - we take joy in the good; they make us smile and our day is better as a result.

About

I have a deep desire to create better experiences that enable human potential. Combining the excitement of advertising, the insights of experience design, a strong creative vision powered with enabling technologies - "Let's make the experience better".

18 years of experience - both agency and client side - with BBDO, Interbrand, Razorfish, SapientNitro, Scient, Sony and Philips Electronics. A global creative perspective for business in Australia, London, Singapore and San Francisco.




2013 – Present, San Francisco, USA

Creative Director, Experience Design / SapientNitro

Sony website - launched in 60 countries and 29 languages. My role is to augment the creative leadership of Sony. I sit on-site with the Sony team and am involved in product strategy, responsive web wireframes, interface prototype animations, content photography, video & animation.


Lance Harlow - Creative Operations Director at Sony Corporation of America
Ross worked on the majority of projects that ran through the Production team. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and calm confidence Ross exhibited in a fast paced, high-stress environment. Ross is detailed, always ready to roll up his sleeves and help out wherever he can add value. Creatively Ross brought great ideas to the table but also a practical view that made working with him an absolute pleasure. My team of producers thoroughly enjoyed working with Ross and always praised his ability to interact in a friendly, collaborative way. A genuinely great guy.
December 10, 2014, Lance managed Ross indirectly at SapientNitro


Jared Stanley - Partner at Tomorrow Today
Ross is a great XD lead. He's quick to jump in to a problem, break it into parts and then begin solving. He attempts to understand not only WHAT the technical limitations of the project are but also WHY they exist in the first place; doing so gives him a wider range of options to problem-solve.
Ross is super level-headed and a great team player. He runs Ironmans so you know he's that kind of dude who's super dedicated and focused. I enjoyed working with him and look forward to working with him again in the future.

November 13, 2013, Jared worked with Ross at SapientNitro


2011 – 2013, San Francisco, USA

Creative Director / Whisky McEvoy

Working for both direct clients and agencies. The range of work included an iPhone app, outdoor signage, touch-screen games, websites and logos.

Adobe (Eldeman) - Social Campaigns
Intel (Organic) - Touch Screen Games
NFC - iOS app + outdoor signage




2010 - 2011, San Francisco, USA

Creative Director, Digital / SALT Branding

Branding focused projects ranging from designing a series of fabric books to showcase the uses of carpet squares for large spaces like airports to product room showcases to enable potential clients walk through the range of product; see their uses and understand the history of the innovation. Acuity Brands; print advertising. Milliken; carpet book collection, product showcase, web design. Pearson; video direction.




2010, San Francisco, USA

Senior Art Director (Contract) / G2

Ideas and more ideas - a great agency to work with. I created lots of email creative campaigns for Adobe and then concepted an AIR app that would appear as you downloaded an Adobe app, that window of 20+ minutes where the software downloads was an opportunity to engage the user in learning more about how to create using Adobe products.

Adobe - AIR App Design + Email. Cunard - Printed Brochure. Electronic Arts - Web Design




2009 - 2010, San Francisco, USA

Senior Art Director (Contract) / Luxus

Nokia - Advertising print, outdoor, digital, POS materials, website design




2008, San Francisco, USA

V.P. Group Creative Director / Carat (Isobar)

Working closely with the account and management teams to ensure P&L is in line with aims. Leading a team of 16 full time creatives with 9 contract creatives in the studio - my role was to focus on clients - collaborating with them to achieve their goals while ensuring that we are always improving the product we can produce.

Adidas - Basketball Website. Seagate - Website. Seagate - TVC + Website




2007 - 2008, San Francisco, USA

Associate Creative Director / Razorfish

Leading teams to craft great ideas for clients from Intel to Microsoft to Shuftterfly. We created advertising and interactive projects for our clients - the process used the traditional model of Art Directors and Copy Writers paired together and I provided creative direction.

Del Webb - Advertising. Nortel - Web Videos. Shutterfly - Advertising




2006 - 2007, Melbourne, Australia

Senior Art Director (Contract) / Clemenger BBDO

Working with a great team to produce some effective and fun advertising. The value of an idea was king here - and I loved that the clarity of focus that comes from an idea that is pure. Our work included advertising, games and websites.

Clients:
Advance (Dog Food), Carlton Draught Beverages, Dine (Cat Food), HBA Health Insurance, MARS, Mercedes, National Australia Bank, RACV Insurance, Renault




2006, Melbourne, Australia

Senior Art Director / Cummins & Partners

Holden - Advertising. Virgin Atlantic - Winning Pitch. Virgin Blue - Advertising




2004 - 2006, Singapore

Art Director - Interaction Design / Philips Design

As part of the internal design agency for Philips Electronics - I was involved in a wide rang of products from TV to DVD to remote controls. Additionaly we consulted for other companies; most notably Acer, I went to Taiwan to realign their interfaces across the product range.

Acer - Multi-platform interface alignment. Microsoft - Remote control interface. Philips - interface design for TV/DVD/RC




2001 - 2004, Singapore

Creative Director / Bluewave

For 3 years I lead the creative and front end team. We delivered a range of digital work including websites, cd-rom, logo, presentations for leading clients.

Clients included:
ABN Amro, Biotherm, Citibank (APAC), Credit Suisse, Levi’s (Australia & New Zealand), L’Oreal, Maybeline.




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