Michael Edward Stephens
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Michael Edward Stephens

Founder of WE CREATE SPACELondon, United Kingdom
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Michael Edward Stephens
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Michael Edward Stephens

Founder of WE CREATE SPACELondon, United Kingdom
About me
Michael is a Creative Director, Story-Teller and Community Builder. He spent over 10 years working in leadership positions for some of the world’s most respected British brands within the fashion, travel and retail industries - including i-D Magazine, Vice Media, Liberty London, Ted Baker and Virgin Atlantic. After a series of life changing events, Michael diverted from this career path to start his own nonprofit organisation, We Create Space, promoting the importance and value of prioritising self-care as a leader, specifically within the LGBTQ+ communities.
Projects
  • Be The Change : Free LGBTQ+ Workshop
    Be The Change : Free LGBTQ+ WorkshopA workshop to recalibrate your intentions for 2021.
  • Play Your Self : Free LGBTQ+ Workshop
    Play Your Self : Free LGBTQ+ WorkshopA workshop using script writing as a powerful self-enquiry tool for exploring our different personas.
  • What's My Purpose? Free LGBTQ+ Workshop
    What's My Purpose? Free LGBTQ+ WorkshopA free workshop to explore your own personal purpose, strategy and potential.
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Projects credited in
  • Make Your Mark - A Design Competition for Queer Artists by We Create Space
    Make Your Mark - A Design Competition for Queer Artists by We Create SpaceIn tandem with Mental Health Awareness Month in May and Pride in June, WE CREATE SPACE have launched an exciting new design competition… Make Your Mark!
  • i See You, i See Me : Sat 17th April
    i See You, i See Me : Sat 17th AprilA playful self-enquiry workshop for those wanting to explore their relationship with sex, masculinity and self-image. Led by a team of mentors and coaches, we'll start to challenge pre-conceived ideas of what it means to be a queer man in 2021.
  • Give Me Strength : Sat 3rd April
    Give Me Strength : Sat 3rd AprilA self-empowerment workshop introducing new processes for identifying and amplifying our unique strengths. By focusing on what we're naturally good at, we begin to see and nurture our own value.
  • What's My Purpose? Sat 20th Feb 2021
    What's My Purpose? Sat 20th Feb 2021A workshop looking at purpose, potential and personal narrative. This workshop supports individuals with re-calibrating their personal and professional ambitions, challenge any self-limiting beliefs and give participants the tools to discover how they could start to add more meaning into their own life.
  • Play Your Self : Sat 30th January 2021
    Play Your Self : Sat 30th January 2021A workshop using script writing as a powerful self-enquiry tool for exploring our different personas.
  • Be The Change : Sat 6th February 2021
    Be The Change : Sat 6th February 2021'Be The Change' is a workshop to recalibrate your goals and intentions for 2021. We'll explore new ways of transforming that dream you have into a reality. “Success comes from the inside out.”
Work history
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    We Create Space logo
    FounderWe Create Space
    United KingdomFull Time
    WE CREATE SPACE is a registered nonprofit community organisation on a mission to help Queer Leaders reach their full potential. @wecreatespace.co www.wecreatespace.co
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    Virgin logo
    Head of Creative and DesignVirgin
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Acts as an overall brand custodian for Virgin Atlantic, owning the evolution of visual identity and tone of voice across all channels. Responsible for establishing the global creative vision, identifying and capitalizing on design trends to continually enrich the brand and differentiate from other airlines. Acts as the Executive Creative Director for the in-house creative agency, leading a talented team of artworkers, print and digital designers, content producers and copywriters.
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Skills
  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Account Management
  • Budgeting
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Print Campaigns
  • Indesign
  • Speaking
  • Pubic Speaking
Education
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    Fine Spanish and FrenchUniversity of Newcastle Upon Tyne
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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    Art FoundationLoughborough University
     - Loughborough, United Kingdom