I have 19 years of experience in both graphic design and marketing. I have performed in both corporate and freelance roles in a variety of industry segments.
What makes my service stand out is my attention to detail and research and listening skills. Regardless of who you are or the industry you serve, I can provide you with professional creative services that will speak to and engage your chosen audience.
Creating. Pure and simple.
He gets the importance of brand -- his work ensures a sophisticated, graphic with a timeless aesthetic, directly supporting an organization's key business market message.
Stephen was great to work with. He met the vision I had for our pieces and brought them to life and even made them better than I my vision. He is quick and easy to work with!
Stephen is quick to understand a strategic planning process through design. My working experience with him has been awesome. He takes time to understand what we are exciting and is genuinely interested in making us hit our goals. He has endless ideas and is well versed in the different mediums that hit the message. I look forward to working with Stephen again.
It is with much enthusiasm that I recommend Stephen Preston for any graphic design work on Thervo.com. I had the pleasure of working for Stephen while he was the Senior Graphic Design Manager at Tarkett for nearly four years. During that time, he was not only a manager devoted to seeking the best opportunities for his team but a great friend who enjoyed sharing his personal experiences to help those around him. As my manager, he encouraged me to stay motivated to do my best work, and he was also someone who I could share a laugh with about raising children, pets, family, or just life’s journey in general. It’s rare to find someone who can do that, and manage a team successfully in tandem. In addition, he supported his team through some difficult times of transition, including corporate acquisitions and multiple restructuring and re-branding efforts. While his portfolio speaks for itself, Stephen’s talent and artistic strengths are complemented by his demonstrated leadership skills. Even though I’ve been a designer for many years, Stephen was able to teach me new techniques and inspired me to explore that one extra avenue that often took my ideas to the next level. He also has the ability to deliver constructive criticism while allowing for individual expression. Many times, we were able to talk through a stalemate and pair ideas to find solutions together as a team.
I try to find out as much as I can about the project, which includes but is not limited to, information about the product, service or event, the audience, and the goal. Then I will start mockup up some design solutions to see what is working and what is not. This leads to a refinement of the best design solution, which I then share with the client for feedback and input.
Along with my 19 years experience in both freelance and corporate roles, I also have an AS degree in Graphic Design Technology from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. After graduation, I served as an adjunct instructor at my alma mater teaching Advanced Adobe Illustrator Techniques for two semesters.