Stephen earned his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1993 and his MFA from the University of Victoria in 1997.  

He established Subtle Composites in 1999 and has been working as a freelance digital illustrator / retoucher / photoshop specialist/ pixel-pusher ever since.

Over the course of over fifteen years, Stephen has collaborated with numerous photographers, art directors and ad agencies, earning various awards, accolades and occasional pats on the head

Cribbin prides himself on finding creative solutions to difficult problems, meeting the demands of every client, never having failed to meet a project’s deadline and occasionally setting a fractured bone.

He works late and sleeps later in Toronto, Canada.