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Stephen is an award-winning designer with a broad professional experience working across a range of sectors including; consumer goods, transportation, mobile communications and FMCG.

Stephen graduated in Product and Furniture Design from De Montfort University where he won the RSA Student Design Award for toy design. This led to a ten year career creating products for influential toy brands such as Hasbro, Disney, Mattel and Lego. 

He returned to education in 2012 to complete his Masters degree in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design. His thesis, Last Orders, investigated the UK’s funeral industry; the rising cost incurred, the historic sanitisation, the lack of choice and the role design could play in alleviating these issues. Stephen’s project was NOVA nominated, placed him as a finalist for Designer of the Year at New Designers and exhibited at 2014’s Restless Futures Exhibition. 

More recently, Stephen has worked as an Innovation Consultant, developing design strategies and services for large technology companies, such as Ford, Microsoft and Intel. He is also a contributor to education as a lecturer and collaborator for UAL’s Industrial Design course and innovation centre respectively.