I am a freelance creative resource, website designer/developer, marketing consultant, SEO developer, as well as a photographer.
I have a thorough understanding on how to market your company through any media arena which includes online SEO strategies.
I work closely with my clients creating amazing designs and marketing campaigns that will help sell their products and services.
I am passionate about what I do and love creating great marketing solutions. I preach to my clients, "Image is Everything...No matter what you are selling!"
I work with companies throughout the US and abroad, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. The experience I have gained over my 25 years in business transcends into what I create.
I wear many hats. I understand what it takes to get your name in front of a potential buyer. I create campaigns that stategize your product and out think your competition.
I listen to the client. Set goals and deadlines for a respective project. Research what their competition is doing. Establish a budget and after your approval, get to work.
I love creating and I love to watch my client's reaction when I present them with that homerun hitting idea. I recognize I have a God given talent for seeing a solution in my head way before I create it.
After graduating from University of Akron with a BFA in Creative and Photography, my goal was to one day start my own creative/marketing firm. I realized I had to pay my dues in order to gain the experiences to service my clients with the knowledge and talent they deserve. Most institutions of higher learning does not teach what you really need to know when you get to the "real world". I recognized that and became a spongue with every opportunity I had.
I worked for several large advertising agencies as art director and was quickly promoted to creative director. I worked for a high end recreational watercraft manufacturer in Florida as their marketing/advertising director and now, I work as a marketing consultant with a new medical vending start-up...a very exciting opportunity.
I am married to a great lady who has her own company (Start With The Inside) and together, we have two wonderful young adults. I love sports, baseball and golf in particular, and have a huge passion for mountain biking as well as staying in shape (P90X).
When I started in this industry, my design tools were tissues and markers. There were no computers or digital printers. As I look back, I am
amazed what I accomplished. I was the first designer in a market to invest in a Macintosh computer. It did not take long for the computer industry to introduce better and faster machines and software for the creative industry. I learned everything on my own...how to work on a computer, the idiosyncracies of each piece of software, how to build a website, how to create a solid SEO site, and invested in high end photography equipment.
Over the years I have learned to wear many hats. If I didn't know how to do something, I learned it. If I was good at something, I honed it and
with the experiences gained, I found I bring many talents to the table...brochure design, branding and corporate identity, tradeshow booth design, presentations that help a client sell, marketing consultation, corporate marketing and brand critiques, website development (HTML5, Wordpress, PHP, java scripts, mysql, jquery, etc.), and many other marketing platforms. I also do photography and know commercial printing extensively.
I design and produce magazines, books, and trade publications and have experience in product design as well as interior/exterior design.
I have learned one very important thing...listen to the client! I listen! I hear what the clients want and when I arrive with a solution, 99 times
out of 100, my solutions are exactly what the client had in mind. I also work closely with my clients on budgets. I understand times are tough
and companies are hesitant to spend a lot of money on their advertising and marketing campaigns. I promise, I am very competitive, I will not
cut corners to give you what you want. I feel my talent, experience and work ethic in unparralled in today's market.
First, I promise I will work hard for you. I have several Macintosh computers and an array of other hardware devices at my fingertips. I have collected an extensive marketing library to help with design stymulis. I have a great working relationship with many outside vendors to help get
your project completed. I will work on a design that is right for you and fine tune it until we arrive at the solution right for you. I have a great
work ethic and in the years I have been in business, I have NEVER missed a dealine.
Second, before we begin, I will present you with a "budget analysis" that outlines every facet of your project. I want you to know up-front what
the project will cost. I WILL NOT present you with any surprises when a project is completed. What I quote you from the start is what I will
bill you when we finish, (as long as you don't re-invent the wheel in the middle of the project).
Finally, when I have completed your project, I will hand over every file, font, and photo used for the production of your project.
You paid for it, you own it, I will send it to you, no questions!
Please review my work. Everything thing you see was designed and produced by me. I also did most of the photography.
Let me know what I can create for you.
I have worked with several designers
and have yet to find one with the creative talent, knowledge of marketing, and work ethic that is better than Steves.
Steve is a very rare find. He has the best creative mind in the industry. Everything he has created for us stops nothing short of brilliant.
I love working with Steve. Not only does he have a great talent for design. he has
a great sense of humor.
I am very interested in who you are and what you do. I am confident I can help any business in polishing your image and help you grow your business and beat your competition. Please contact me by sending me a quick note or feel free to call me anytime.