The Story so Far

About Stephen

In 1994, I completed my Master’s Degree in English at the University of Sydney and was awarded the Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship. By this time I was better known as a poet, publishing in major literary journals. Eventually, I became a freelance journalist, writing feature stories for numerous national and international publications, including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Domain and The South China Morning Post.

I’ve always had an encyclopaedic interest in the world, and so my subject matter ranged from real estate, architecture and design, to business, humour and profile pieces. Over the years, I have interviewed some of the most intriguing people on the planet, including environmental activist Jean Michel Cousteau, architect Harry Seidler, entrepreneur Dick Smith, and former Blackmores CEO Christina Holgate.

One of my most popular columns was – and remains – the Two of Us in The Good Weekend; a page where people share the intimate story of their relationship.

My agency experience has seen me as a hired writing-gun for Frost* Collective, a multi-award winning strategic design studio in Sydney and Melbourne.

Currently, I am the Associate Creative Director for Mighty, a multi-faceted creative agency based in Sydney.

Storytelling is my passion. I am compelled to tell authentic tales that cut through and move people.

I breathe words.