His awards, amongst other agency credits, include ADC Young Gun (2008), recipient of the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016) and the Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2014, 2015).
A regular public speaker, his work has also been shown, awarded and documented in countless books, magazines and exhibitions in cities such as London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and more.
"Who will be the next Herb Lubalin, the innovator who not only designs original typefaces, but also fundamentally changes the way the world thinks about type? My instinct tells me that it could very well be Craig Ward, who creates astonishing typographical forms and illustrations..."
Ellen Shapiro, Communication Arts
"Craig Ward is something of a genius. For many years now he's been pushing type in directions never seen before and his work has since spawned many imitations."
"Craig Ward has established himself as one of the most important typographers on the scene today."
Lost at E Minor
"Ward has a very special awareness of words. The question of just how he creates his works fills us with curiosity."
Nahoko Mori, +81 Magazine
"Ward has reached what we might deem the hating point - that point at which a designer or image maker reaches a certain stage of acclaim which then triggers the inevitable backlash from his or her peers."
Patrick Burgoyne, Creative Review
"Passionate about pushing type to its limits, Craig Ward straddles the boundaries between illustration and typography in his work, constantly exploring the notion of word as image."
Julia Sagar, Computer Arts Magazine