Having started his career as a television cameraman in San Francisco in the late 90s, Toddy Stewart moved to New York City in the Spring of 2000, joining the photo graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. While paying his tuition as a cameraman, bartender, lighting grip, art hanger and janitor, he discovered film editing and fell in love with the calm confines of the editing bay.
Over the next decade+ he would find a niche in the advertising world as an editor, crafting broadcast commercials and works of motion picture art with artists such as Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, Christopher Anderson, Roe Ethridge, Sam Mendes, Collier Schorr, Yelena Yemchuk, Mert & Marcus and Bruce Weber, and brands like Mercedes-Benz, Hermès, Budweiser, L'Oreál, Nike, Converse and Levi's.
Lately he has returned to the production side of things, trading off as director, cinematographer and general creative tinkerer for clients like Cadillac, Kate Spade, H&M, Nike, ESPN, MLS, J.P. Morgan Chase, West Elm, Frédéric Fekkai and Estée Lauder.
His work has garnered an Emmy, a Clio, a PDN Award, two Connections Gold Medals, a handful of Vimeo Staff Picks and has been honored at the Webby Awards and the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. He once came in second place in an amateur surfing competition, was a teammate on multiple New York City amateur soccer league champion teams, has officiated two weddings and regularly walks his dog.
He reads travelogues religiously, tweets his dreams and hopes to someday spend a large amount of his time plein air painting and writing about failure.