Behind every great design
is a great idea.

All great design is born from great ideas. So if you want to communicate, to sell, to get response, to be remembered, you've come to the right place. The idea place.

"The best marketing mind of any designer I've ever worked with."
Michelle LaPointe
President and Creative Director
C3 Advertising

 

"Steve has been a reliable, collaborative, and extremely creative and talented resource that I have enjoyed partnering with on a multitude of marketing projects through the years. He is a great listener and his work always represents thought, strategy, and immense creativity."
Fontaine Schaber
Business Development and Solutions
Teradata

Steve Stanard has decades of hands-on experience as a graphic designer and advertising art director, and has run his own creative services business for over 25 years. He first specialized in concept development and design for direct marketing and advertising, then expanded into online media, and on-screen graphics for film and video.

He has a long and varied list of clients, running the gamut across industries and markets. Steve has won numerous awards, including Echo Gold, Pioneer Gold, and the Photoshop Guru Award from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He has also taught Image Manipulation at The Art Institute of California, Hollywood.

Steve Stanard lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, artist Cathy Ford, and dog Josie.

Proficiencies

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Muse, MS PowerPoint

Recent articles by Steve, written for the Anderson Direct Marketing blog:

5 Tips for Using Stock Photography Better

Three Things Your Art Director Cares About and Why You Should Too

What's So Great About Flat Design

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