At a ceremony last night, London private members' club and arts venue The Hospital Club revealed the 100-strong list, which includes figures including David Bowie and fashion model Cara Delevigne.
The Hospital Club 100 is "the Hospital Club's annual search for the most influential, innovative and interesting people in the creative and media industries." The list is decided by a panel of industry experts and combined with online votes from members of the public.
This year the list was compiled in association with The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, which offers creative advice, ideas and connections.
Winners were chosen from a shortlist of 300 nominees in ten categories: theatre and performance, publishing and writing, art and design, creative entrepreneurship, gaming and tech, music, broadcast, film, fashion and advertising, marketing and PR.
Fairs was announced as one of ten creatives in the art and design category. Others who made the list in other categories include actors Eddie Redmayne, Steve Coogan and Idris Elba, musicians The Rolling Stones and Laura Mvula. You can see the full Hospital Club 100 list here.
Last week Fairs was awarded Business Web Editor of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors.
He is shortlisted in the Multi-Media Journalist category at the International Building Press (IBP) awards to be revealed on Thursday, while Dezeen is in with a chance of scooping the Digital Service prize.