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Stuart was born and raised in Southeast Missouri. He solidified his career path through graduate school at the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, Virginia. From there he moved to Austin, TX and worked as an Art Director at GSD&M on clients such as Goodyear, L.L.Bean, Hallmark, and Popeyes. From there he moved back to Missouri with his family, landing in St Louis to work as an ACD on clients such as DEKALB, Marriott, Michelin, and 4-H. Completing the circle, Stuart moved to his hometown and joined Red Letter as a Creative Director. He currently works with a team of over 20 creatives executing national campaigns for STIHL, Orca Coolers, Lewis Bread, as well as some healthcare and telecommunication clients. Stuart’s background helps him to bring a strategic and visual approach to his work, specializing in coordinating and executing campaigns across video, print and digital platforms.
Kelly Cooper Kwoka
Kelly Cooper Kwoka is an independent art director, designer and illustrator out of Tampa, FL. She spends her days as a hired gun for Fortune 500s, global ad agencies, and some of the world’s most beloved brands.
Most recently, Kelly’s work was awarded with the One Club, Communication Arts, and the American Advertising Federation. Less recently, (5th grade to be exact) she won the Walt Disney Dreamers and Doers Award. This honor means the most to her because it’s a prize only bestowed on a student who exemplifies the four qualities that Walt himself deemed necessary to making dreams come true: curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy.
Partner / Creative Director
For over 20 years, Dale has created advertising campaigns and design pieces for a wide variety of clients including—Appleton Coated, Belmont University, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Jack Daniel Distillery, Johnston & Murphy, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., Nissan North America, Inc., Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Toshiba Consumer Products and YellaWood Pressure Treated Pine.
His work has garnered numerous honors, including: National Gold ADDY® Awards, AIGA, London International Advertising Award, New York Film Festival Award, One Show, Print and Telly Awards.
Dale holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in graphic design from Savannah College of Art & Design, and he teaches adjunct at the university level.