Stephen Mead

Stephen is from a design background and combines an eye for the aesthetic with the practical skill of how to achieve it. He has become one of the world’s leading beauty directors and is passionate about photography light and women. He loves the challenge of bringing new images to life and his desire to push the boundaries of an idea means he is often called upon to launch new campaigns and revitalise old ones. In previous incarnations he was a theatre designer and a special effects director. Now for the past ten years, he has run Short Films with his producer Holly Hartley. Always with the aim of putting soul into beauty advertising; his mission is to capture the fleeting moment of the unexpected.

When Stephen isn’t directing people, he spends his time drawing them.

Celebrities commercials include:

Jennifer Aniston - Kate Beckinsale - Beyonce - Jessica Biel - Rose Byrne - Naomi Campbell - Tess Daly- Fan Bingbing - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - Tina Fey - Isabeli Fontana - Li Bingbing - David Ginola - Sarah Jessica Parker - Deepika Padukone - Juliana Paes - Diane Lane - Elle Macpherson - Grazi Massafera - Davina McCall -  Ashwarya Rai - Camilla Rutherford - Angela Scanlon - Claudia Schiffer - Rachel Wiesz -Holly Willoughby - Zhang Ziyi

View work