Formerly co-founder of Junior: the Rapid Invention Company, a product design accelerator for big brands, and before that, Executive Creative Director for AKQA, San Francisco, Stephen has over 15 years industry experience working at the top of the game. An accomplished product design and innovation leader, he has created breakthrough work for brands such as Activision, Anheuser-Busch, Audi, eBay, Jordan, Levi’s, NVIDIA, Verizon, Visa, Xbox, and YouTube to name a few.
Some of the most innovative and inspiring work of the last decade can be attributed to Stephen. He helped bring the 10k race to London for Nike by way of Nike Run London. He created the future of the TV interface for Xbox 360, and helped design and launch XboxLIVE. He reimagined the automotive digital ecosystem for AudiUSA, creating “the R8 of digital experiences”. He made “the world’s coolest basketball court” for Nike’s Jordan, at the All Star Weekend in New York. And, he brought “Beer on-demand” to the world, with the Bud Light Button, for Anheuser Busch.
Stephen’s work has featured in Wired, Forbes, BBC, WSJ, PSFK, the New York Times, USA Today, and it’s been joked about on Conan O’Brien. His efforts have been recognized in global awards shows, including Cannes, One Show, ADC, D&AD, the Addys, the Webbys, and the Effies.
Stephen also has a product of his own (called Monty: a chatbot sommelier). In his free time, Stephen likes surfing, rock climbing, Burningman (don’t ask), and art shows. Prior to all this, Stephen was an architect. And he’s from England.