Stephen Todd began his writing career in Paris in the early 1990s where his immersion in the worlds of fashion, architecture and design saw him well-placed to contribute essays to journals of record including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Australian and Le Monde, and magazines including Wallpaper*, Blueprint, Fantastic Man and American Vogue. In 1998 he launched Numéro magazine, a culture and fashion title which remains an industry benchmark to this day. He subsequently acted as editorial consultant to publishers Emap (UK), Excelsior (France) and the Louise T McBain Foundation (Switzerland) before launching boutique branding agency concept+image (Paris) in 2005. Clients of concept+image included Woolmark, Lancaster Beauty, Moët & Chandon (LVMH) and Swarovski. From 2008 to 2010 Stephen was global Director of Branding & Communication for Swarovski Intl. for whom he brokered co-branding engagements with fashion designers including Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Alber Elbaz and industrial designers including Konstantin Grcic, Doshi Levien, Nendo and Neri & Hu. Returning to Australia in late 2010, today he is the Design Editor of the Australian Financial Review newspaper and the Creative Director of Sydney Design Week, and consults on strategic communication and branding to architects, designers and institutions.
Stephen Todd consults to architects, designers and institutions on strategic branding and communications, corporate publishing and copywriting. For client list and estimates please contact email@example.com