Stephen is a fine artist and has been doing commercial work with Lip International since 1989. In his first year he was published by Paperchase in the UK and by the Terrence Higgins Trust. His work was then sold by the poster company The Art Group in shops such as Ikea and Habitat. From 1991 onwards, card ranges featuring Stephen's work were sold to Harrods, Selfridges and other exclusive stores. These ranges also sold well in the USA . By the early nineties, Stephen's cards were sold in 50 countries worldwide, including virtually every country in Europe. In 1998 Lip International set up a licensing department and linked up with a number of companies around the world licensing Stephen's work. His designs have featured on calendars, notebooks, prints, kitchenware, stained glass, wind-chimes and more. Miki was read on CBeebies Bedtime Hour by David Tennant and Miki and the Moon Blossom was read by Patrick Stewart.