Founder & Creative Director
Stephan has been immersed in trends and culture for most of his professional career, culminating in the founding of Now Plus One, almost a decade ago. Alongside the Now Plus One collective of creative experts, Stephan has developed experiential research immersions for companies such as PepsiCo, Lowe's, Kellogg’s, Purina, Nokia, Beam Suntory, Frito-Lay and Clorox, in addition to developing trend research and facilitating ideation workshops for global brands, as well as industry-leading agencies such as Ketchum, Saatchi & Saatchi, Hall & Partners and The Futures Company.
Stephan has also developed city trend immersions for industry conferences such as FUSE, OmniShopper and Foresight & Trends. Previously, Stephan served as the Senior Trend Analyst at Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, where he led trend workshops for clients such as Avon, Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena, PepsiCo and Tylenol. To satisfy his cultural cravings, Stephan travels around the world and attends music, theater, film and art events several times a week. In his free time, he can be found trying out the latest foodie spot, reading a gripping Scandinavian mystery book, or sweating through a hot yoga class. His favorite part of the job is inspiring clients to have their own unexpected “aha moments”.
We observe and analyze the latest consumer, culture, market and brand manifestations from around the world, to develop relevant Trend Research that will inform, inspire and surprise you.
We curate dynamic Insight Immersions during which we explore leading-edge branded spaces, observe consumers, interact with savvy experts and uncover insights that will benefit your business.
We facilitate Idea Labs to guide you through creative brainstorming and develop meaningful strategic frameworks that lead to fresh ideas and innovative opportunities for your brand.