Stephen graduated from OCAD, and over the next 10 years established himself as one of Canada’s top art directors working at Bozell, McCann, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ammirati & Puris, before founding john st in 2001. While at john st., Stephen championed the agency’s emergence as a digital leader in social, interactive, and mobile.

Stephen has worked on campaigns for Coca Cola, Lipton, Sprite, Molson, Unilever, Labatt, Toyota, War Child, Doctors without Borders, Mitsubishi, ING, Scotiabank, Home Hardware, President’s Choice, and WWF. His work has been honoured by the Cannes Lions, The One Show Pencil, ADCC, Marketing Magazine, Communication Arts, and D&AD.

He has also chaired the Marketing Awards, served on the jury at the Canneslions, acted as an advisory for Applied Arts Magazine, and is a Academy member judge for the Webby’s Awards.

Since January 2018, Stephen has been serving as the Dean of Miami Ad School Toronto. Stephen’s goal is to help build the reputation of the school and create a curriculum that is more relevant to today’s industry. He’s also helped to bring on an esteemed group of instructors from the best companies and creative agencies in Canada.

Stephen loves, in no particular order, his son, his dog, Batman comic books, and his wife Eva. Stephen also gives amazing Instagram.