Stephen Mackey is a fine artist and has been doing commercial work with us at Lip International since 1989.
In that first year he was published by Paperchase in the UK and for the Terrence Higgins Trust. His work was then sold by the poster company, The Art Group, in companies 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 were also selling well in the USA with strong sales in Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, Urban Outfitters, Borders and the Nature Company amongst others. 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 many products such as greetings cards, calendars, notebooks, prints, kitchenware, stained glass and wind-chimes to name but a few.
Stephen is also a world renowned published author and illustrator of childrens books. His books include Miki, Miki and the Moon Blossom and Pushka.