It was with great shock and regret that I heard the news of Stuart MacDonald’s death. My thoughts and all of those that work at The Lighthouse go out to his family at what is clearly a difficult time.
I have had the privilege of working in The Lighthouse for the last few years and while I did not spend a great deal of time working with Stuart we did work together on a few projects. It is testament to his qualities as a person and as an advocate for Design that he made such a big impression on me. From the statements and tributes that have already been made I was not the only one to appreciate the vision he had for the role that Design and the Creative Industries could play across all parts of society. The idea behind The Lighthouse, that it should exist to promote the positive impact of Design, is even more relevant.
Economic Development Manager
The Lighthouse and Creative Industries