I help small businesses strategically build and polish their brand, creatively.
Hello, I am Stepheni, a Visual Designer and creative thinker. I have 10 years experience in design both freelance and in agency settings. As a visual designer, I have strong experience in web design and print design. Additionally, I have experience in email template design, layout, color theory, and typography in both print and digital media — I also use a pencil from time to time.
Much of my career has been with start-ups and companies with a startup mentality. The energy and grit that often accompanies a small business environment seems to facilitate forward thinking, problem solving and innovation. Three of my core motivations.
My top strength based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder® is Strategic.
People with strong Strategic talents bring creative anticipation, imagination, and persistence to the groups and projects they work on. They can quickly weigh alternative paths and determine the one that will work best and most efficiently. They find the best route moving forward.
StrengthsFinder - STRATEGIC. Rep. N.p.: Gallop, n.d. Web.
This strength has enabled me to contribute to many teams in diverse areas such as:
- Productivity and process creation and reformation
- Leveraging new technology
- Hiring and team building
- Creative strategy and brand positioning
With an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from the University if Northern Colorado in Greeley, I have a strong base in design.
However, I also spent three years doing master's level coursework in Counseling through Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. That education has not only honed my communication and listening skills, but has also strengthened my ability to find unique solutions based on my client's individual strengths and needs.