Skills

Experience By Design


With experience spanning B2B and B2C, internal and external agencies, freelancing and entrepreneurship, small firms and global organizations, I provide a unique perspective in delivering innovative and creative ideas to solve complex business issues.

100%

Creative Direction

100%

Hands-On UX/UI

100%

Hands-On Print

100%

C-Suite Interface




2125 COLLATERAL PAGES
$4.5B Manufacturer
5987 DIGITAL PAGES
Over 20 Year Span
200 % eSALES INCREASE
$120M Distributor
8 AVERAGE DEPT SIZE
Internal + External Staff

Talent

Exceeding Expectations


Motivating Leadership

From breakthrough creative solutions, attracting new client engagements, hands-on technical prowess, and mentoring for junior staff, my leadership gets results.

• Impactful, Winning Visuals and Text
• Tech-savvy Mindset for Software and Hardware
• Approachable Leadership for Clients and Staff

Strategy & Ideation

In a marketplace dizzy with mixed messages and visuals, focus and direction is the advantage. Leveraging my experience and entrepreneurial mindset, I provide forward-thinking strategies and ideas which energize brands and congeal internal teams.

• Awareness of Current & Developing Trends
• Entrepreneurial Approach
• Disciplined Analysis, Deductive & Abductive Reasoning

Internet & Social Media

I have been actively involved in UX/UI since the dawn of the internet. This knowledge of hard coding is key to my thorough understanding of critical architecture, cross platform applications and sales channeling strategies.

• UX / UI for Web, eCommerce, and Mobile App
• Social Media Strategy & Development
• SEO & Analytics Proficiency

Passion for Details

The difference is always in the details. For myself, they are a natural passion and a remarkable difference when measuring quality, value, and ROI.

• Expert Creative Craftsmanship
• Highest Professional Integrity
• Relentless Pursuit for Excellence

My story

I have 20 year legacy of delivering creative branding solutions and impactful leading edge concepts for Fortune 50 to start-up organizations in B2B and B2C markets. For me, this is not a job. It's my passion and a true calling.

I started my career path at the impressionable age of 17 with an internship at an ad agency in Schaumburg, IL. After the first marker rendering and paste-up I never looked back. Throughout my college years, I earned employment in the advertising and graphics arts field which helped diversify my skills and become an outstanding student earning recognition on the Dean's List and President's list. In addition to aesthetic pursuits, my interest in business and psychology brewed a desire to seek extra courses to enhance my strategic marketing aptitude.

Since graduating from Columbia College Chicago, I have won multiple awards and publishing honors for creative design and direction in print and online. My diverse experience spanning B2B and B2C, internal and external agencies, freelancing and entrepreneurship, small firms and global organizations, offers a powerful perspective and uniqueness that resonates through every aspect of my work.

Additional Activities & Responsibilities:
• Husband, involved Father of 2 Boys
• Illinois District 66 School Board Member (Secretary)
• BLHA Homeowners Association Board Member (Treasurer)
• National Canine Cancer Foundation Board Member (Product Advisory) • DuPage County Forest Preserve Friends Advisory Board

Steve is unsurpassed in customer service, professionalism, courtesy and quality of work. With a background in retail management, I appreciate and highly recommend him as a trusted advisor and creative brand strategist V. Purkett / Client / VP New Business
Steve has wonderful ideas and strategies that translate into sales and bring confidence to your sales force. Steve's work has increased our sales. I. Piatigorsky / Client / VP Sales & Marketing
I want to let you know how OUTSTANDING our web-site images look. It was well worth it to have you and your team put these together for us! K. J. Van / Client / EVP

Portfolio

Samples of Recent Work


Contact

How To Reach Me


You can reach me through the following social media/email links. I promise to respond as soon as possible. Thank you!

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