Group Creative Director
Clear

30 years' experience at global branding and retail agencies, creatively directing brand programmes and creative work that connects with people. Prior to working at Clear he founded and led HuntHaggarty and was a Creative Director at Brand Union and Fitch. In his career he has worked with some of the world's leading brands which include Coca-Cola, Unilever, Google, Motorola, Levis, Under Armour and adidas.

As Group Creative Director of Clear Stephen has responsibility for all of the creative output for the business, both internally and externally. 

A DBA award winning designer qualified in environmental design, he has an appetite to find the strange and unusual in people, places and customs that can drive new thinking in the creative and innovation industries. Stephen is happiest when listening and learning from anyone who has an interesting point of view and recognises that a powerful idea can come from anyone at anytime and from the most unlikeliest of places. 'China's Creative Voice - A Brave New Youth Culture', a HuntHaggarty publication, placed that thinking at the centre of his business and drove the internal culture.

At his best when working with intelligence, quality of thinking and drive. Keen to teach and collaborate as much as he is to learn and explore.

 

'I'm judging the awards this year because I'm keen to see what design is doing to redress the balance in a world that is continuing to throw up new challenges, problems and frustrations. Creativity has always been a skill or a tool to overcome difficult situations, conflicts, unrest and brings happiness, optimism and positivity to the heart of the matter. In my capacity as Creative Director at Clear I am always looking for the insight that helps us understand and eventually overcome problems. I'm looking forward to getting to the real insights that lie behind this years work.'

Judging panel

John Mathers - Chairman

Director of the British Design Fund
and Consultant

Glenn Tutssel - Head Judge

Executive Creative Director
Taxi Studio Ltd

Andrew Lawrence

Executive Creative Director
Elmwood

Caz Hildebrand

Creative Partner
Here Design

Chloe Templeman

Creative Director
Design Bridge

Garrick Hamm

Creative Partner
Williams Murray Hamm

Georgie Bridge

Director of Brand & Design
WWF-UK

Hiten Bhatt

Associate Creative Director of Design
RAPP

John Simmons

Independent Writer and Consultant
Founder Director of 26 and Dark Angels

Stephen J. Haggarty

Group Creative Director
Clear

Jonathan Driver

Consultant
Driver Trading

Sasha Vidakovic

Founder/Creative Director
SVIDesign

Sophie Maxwell

Futures Director
Pearlfisher

Spencer Buck

Creative Partner & Founder
Taxi Studio Ltd