In his eleven years at The Big Picture’s London office, Stuart rose through the ranks to Director by applying consumer-grounded intellectual rigor to the design challenges of the company’s multi-national clients. His characteristically practical, down-to-earth and sugar-coating-free outputs have helped the likes of GSK, Unilever, Bacardi and Nestlé make design work more effectively for hundreds of brands.

In 2013, Stuart embarked upon his next big challenge: setting up The Big Picture’s new US office in New York City. Building on the company’s existing US client base, he’s now spreading the design research word by demonstrating how consumer insight can inspire and guide the design process.

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Stu Costley 2015