Founder & Chief Inspiration Pusher
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 Insight Immersions for companies such as PepsiCo, Lowe's, Kellogg’s, Purina, Nokia, Beam Suntory, Frito-Lay, Sonoco, DSM and Clorox, in addition to developing trend research and facilitating ideation workshops for global brands, as well as industry-leading agencies such as Ketchum, C Space, Saatchi & Saatchi, Hall & Partners and The Futures Company.
Stephan has also developed mini Insight Immersions for industry conferences such as Foresight & Trends, OmniShopper and FUSE. Previously, Stephan served as the Senior Trend Analyst at Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, where he led trend-based workshops for major brands. 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 novel, or sweating through a hot yoga class. His favorite part of the job is inspiring clients to have their own unexpected aha moments.