Stuart Turner

Judge 2021
The Royals, Executive Creative Director

Stu has been lucky enough to work in some of the best agencies and networks in the world, making work along the way that has delivered huge results for brands and businesses. He prides himself on ideas that break through the clutter and actually provoke emotion and action, not fitting neatly into traditional categories.

He’s led multi-disciplinary creative departments of up to 60 creatives, and been the creative lead on such accounts as Australian Defence Force, Ikea, Dulux, eBay, Sony, Mercedes, Jacob’s Creek, Reckitt Benckiser and even Australia’s largest sex toy retailer (it’s a weird story).

His work has won every major award including Grand Prixs at Cannes, Spikes, Clios, as well as top honours at D&AD (Black Pencil) and multiple Effies including the Grand Effie for Australian Defence Force.

His work philosophy is to be hard on the work, but kind to each other.

He also has 3.5million views on TikTok, which is what his kids are most proud of him for.