Creative Director / Art Director / Graphic Designer / Illustrator
I have over 25 years proven experience in creative direction, art direction, design and illustration. I am passionate about quality creative and design. I believe it should be relevant, challenging and crafted with the upmost care with business objectives always at its core.
I have worked with both global and boutique brands across many disciplines including identity, brand strategy, employer branding, advertising campaigns, social media campaigns, social media content, video campaigns, web design, corporate communications, publishing design, digital publishing, packaging, signage, wayfinding & environmental design, exhibition design, retail design, photo manipulation and illustration.
If you're passionate about your brand, get in touch.
"Great creative is worth its weight in gold. So I guess that makes Stu Hipwell a bit like the city of Zurich with its maze of gold vaults underneath the city. Stu is a goldmine of business changing creative ideas.
I have had the privilege of working with Stu for more than five years now on a wide range of projects in different organisations, including a new brand communications idea, fundraising communucations and lead generation campaigns.
What makes Stu such a valuable partner, is that he is able to develop big ideas that not only speak to your heart and head, but are also able to carry messages that motivate people to take action. There is always a practical aspect that gets the business job done, without undermining the creative engagement.
On top of that, Stu is just so easy to work with. He always has a clear rationale for his recommendations and he is open to input and collaboaration - without agreeing to input that he doesn't believe will make things better.
I get genuinely excited when I have a meeting ahead with Stu because I know he is going to solve things in a really clever and inspiring way. In my opinion, to be able to consistently deliver like that is an extraordinary talent - and that's why I will work with Stu for as long as he is keen to."
Tony O'Halloran / Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager / HammondCare
“We’ve had the pleasure of Stu’s creative expertise for several years now at Mission Australia. During this time Stu has continuously pushed our campaigns strategically and creatively. Stu understands our complex business needs and translates this thinking into our brand campaigns, which have continuously delivered improved results in each campaign, along with a significant increase in overall fundraising revenue. Our organisation has seen a positive 3% uplift in brand awareness, while the majority of the market declined for the second year in a row. We’re very thankful for Stu’s on-going passionate commitment to Mission Australia.”
Alexandra Jackson / Marketing & Communications Manager / Mission Australia
“Stuart is undoubtedly one of the most diligent and inspiring creatives I have worked with. He possesses a unique and valuable combination of creative flair grounded in solid business strategy that serves to continuously deliver on clients’ objectives. Dedicated and hard working, Stuart can turn his hand to a raft of design media: branding, advertising, brochureware and digital. He is a wealth of design knowledge, inspirational to work with and a great motivator of those around him. I would not hesitate to recommend Stuart as an A-grade creative and invaluable asset to any design team.”
Chris Tappenden / Director / Six Black Pens
"Stu is one of the most talented creatives I’ve had the pleasure to work with as well as being a damn fine illustrator and cartoonist. Stu can turn his talents to a wide range of challenges, not least leading and motivating high performing teams and has always been a trusted advisor and a key member of the management team."
Richard Spencer / Chief Marketing officer / Isentia
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2017 - FIA Awards: Best Campaign
2016 - W3 Awards: GOLD Award: Best use of Video
2016 - W3 Awards: SILVER Award for Social Content & Activision
2016 - Amec Awards - Best campaign in the public and not-for-profit sectors
2016 - Amec Awards – Best measurement of a not-for-profit campaign – Bronze
2015 - Summit International Emerging Media Awards for Public Service/Non Profit Video
2015 - Summit International Emerging Media Awards for Social Media Campaign
2015 - W3 Awards: SILVER Award for NFP Branded Content
2015 - W3 Awards: SILVER Award for NFP Online Video
2015 - Davey Awards: GOLD Branded Social Campaign
2015 - Davey Awards: SILVER Use of Video
2015 - Davey Awards: SILVER Video Content
2015 - WOMMY Awards: Cause Award
2015 - BEfest Awards: Best Content Strategy
2015 - AC&E (ADMA) Awards: FINALIST Pinnacle Innovation Award