Toddy Stewart started his career as a busboy in a Croatian restaurant at the age of 13.
He has a high school diploma, an undergraduate degree, a couple of continuing education certificates, a number of graduate degree credits and a mail-in minister's license.
He's worked as a janitor, an art hanger, a substitute public school teacher, a bartender and for a while now, a collaborative filmmaker- as a director, editor, cinematographer and creative director depending on the project. You know... depending. He does this at Picture Farm, an integrated production company at which he fills a role as one of the partners and as head creativey person
He's won an Emmy award. That's probably best thing he's won, I think.
But he's played whatever part he had to play in a couple Clios, some Cannes Lions third place finishes, some near misses at the Webbys and some accolades at the Addys and Reggies. Something he was distantly, but technically associated with won a best directing award at Sundance. He's won some awards at some other film festivals. The Vimeo staff has very much liked a few things he's worked on. Most recently- in 2019 in fact- he was announced as a Small Business Administration’s New York State Small Business Person of the Year, and on behalf of Picture Farm, he will be accepting a Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 2019 Outstanding Employer Award. He's never been nominated for a "most improved" award, though that's the one he’s always wanted. Honest. He once came in second place in an amateur surfing competition and was a teammate on a few New York City amateur soccer league champion teams back in the day. His handiwork has been installed or presented at, among others, Wembley Stadium, Times Square, Colette Paris, the Barclays Center Oculus, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Orange Country Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Brooklyn Museum, Kunsthaus Zürich, dozens of midtown department store windows, Niketowns across the world and hundreds of New York taxi cabs.
His dog likes him well enough, I'm pretty sure.
He’s not made an expertise of public speaking, but in 2018 he joined an expert panel at Advertising Week New York talking about how to make things for a variety of digital destinations and at the 2019 version of SXSW, he found himself on an expert panel conversing about how to make the advertising industry more inclusive and at some point he spoke to Ad Forum about ways to think about fostering diversity and curiosity in business. He spoke to Huck Magazine and Fly Black Bird about It Doesn’t Not Work and has been interviewed by the Swell Season surf podcast. He was featured in the lovely book Ice Cream Headaches.
His father-in-law gave him a very nice Spanish guitar he'd like to learn how to play. He tweets his dreams when he can remember them. He has a plein air painting easel he'd like to employ.
He lives in Brooklyn somewhere.