Stuart Reed is an Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Web Designer and Photographer with over 15 years experience in the creative field.
For the last 10 years Stuart has overseen all aspects of Retail Design for the UK and European branches of the Fashion and Lifestyle company Urban Outfitters. During that time he has been a key figure in the company's growth from a single outlet in Kensington, London to a 22 store network across Europe, including the e-commerce launch.
Aside from the managing of budgets and production, the wide range of responsibilities for design, direction and implementation cover all aspects of shaping the brand. Including logos, exterior signage, retail environment, window display treatments, book design, point of sale across all departments, and promotions, both in hard copy and digital forms. Stuart also teams with the central PR departments and those across Europe on collaborations with clients such as Polaroid, Playstation, 20th Century Fox and numerous other artists/ musicians/ designers/ brands and creatives.
Prior to Urban Outfitters Stuart worked for an array of clients as a Freelance Illustrator such as MTV and USA Today, along with a year as in-house illustrator for the leading F1 magazine: Chequered Flag.
He has also held teaching positions at both Degree and Foundation level courses in Graphic Design and Illustration.
Stuart graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree from Leeds University.