Stephen started as a fine art student at Central Saint Martin’s College in London. After graduating, Stephen spent a couple of years freelancing for worldwide magazine publishing company, Condé Nast in London. He photographed advertising spreads for Harper’s, Tatler and Vogue.
He returned to Hartlepool to take a photography degree at Cleveland College of Art & Design. During this time he kept some of his freelancing clients including Manolo Blahnik. And, in parallel, he was always using computers. When the graphics editing program Photoshop sprang into being, he felt that his options exploded. After completing an MSc Graduate Enterprise in Multimedia, Stephen set up a business with three fellow students.
Stephen took a full-time lecturing role at Teesside University as it started to introduce more animation, visualisation and games courses. He teaches Conceptual Design and Creativity, Design and Usability for the Web, and Conceptual Design Futures.