Hey, I’m Stephen. A digital product designer, focused on crafting thoughtful experiences for people.
My design background began with studying Graphic and Information design at Central Connecticut State University. Since then, I’ve worked for large international corporations (AOL, Reuters), and small startups (Wildcard, Daily) alike. For the past 6 years I was Design Lead at Daily—a video and audio developer platform.
With over 15 years of design experience at my back, I can confidently say that I am a generalist who has been fortunate to have worked across many disciplines, team settings, and challenges. Yet, I know that I am happiest at the intersection of visual design and product.
I enjoy working on longterm projects that I can contribute to with colleagues I can trust. While I can work solo, I also very much enjoy collaborating with others (designers, engineers, product, you name it).
I tend not to speak aloud without thinking things over and I believe that a good designer should consider everyone’s perspectives—from those of a customer to those of their colleagues, in order to deliver thoughtful solutions.
“As an individual, Steve was an excellent colleague. He was a great team player, was self motivated, and most important of all, was someone I could trust.”
Mark Backman, VP of Product, Daily
If used successfully I believe that good design can guide discussions and highlight opportunities. I appreciate honest and direct answers and I value working when everyone involved is aligned on a project’s priorities.
I enjoy working with people who are smarter than me and with those who challenge my thinking. I believe that building great experiences requires room for creativity and exploration.
Lastly, I tend to listen and absorb before diving into a project. When presenting my work, I only provide options that I’m confident in for review. While I feel that designers should not compromise on craft, I do believe that the best design solutions are developed collaboratively.
This site was designed and developed by yours truly. Type is set in Matter (sans-serif) and Frame (serif).
- Availability: Open to new opportunities!
- Location: Remote (via Colorado GMT-7)
- Experience: 15+ years
- Education: B.A. Graphic/Information Design
- Pronouns: He/Him/His
- Site last updated: April 30, 2023.