Steven has been privileged to work with a global client base and his work has been recognised by a number of bodies including the D&AD, Type Director’s Club, the One Show, the Art Director’s Club, Communication Arts, and the American Advertising Awards amongst others. He has also had the honour of being listed as one of AdWeek's top 100 creatives worldwide, as well as making The Drum's 'Designerati' list of the top 100 UK creatives on multiple occasions.
A blank canvas approach to each brief has seen him develop a varied skillset over a number of years, leading to a portfolio with an eclectic mix of design, illustration, typography, lettering and art direction. His strengths lie with the ability to cross disciplines without the baggage of a rigid personal style, so each project's outcome is led by the brief rather than his own personal aesthetic. This versatility has allowed him to work across advertising, editorial, publishing, and packaging – earning a reputation for high quality work and reliability along the way.
After beginning his career in design studio roles in his native Scotland, Steven worked as an independent for a number of years before a move to San Francisco saw him work in advertising with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. He then took up a role as Design Director with packaging specialists Stranger and Stranger before returning to Scotland to take up his current role as Design Director with D8 in Glasgow.
Projects undertaken for:
Audi, BBC, The British Heart Foundation, Bay Area Council, Cadbury, Beam Suntory, Conde Nast, Diesel, Douglas Laing, eBay, Esquire, Future Publishing, GQ, Golden State Warriors, Gordon & MacPhail, Hamilton Vodka, Harper Collins, Ian MacLeod Distillers, Inver House Distillers, KFC, The Lakes Distillery, Ministry of Sound, NBA, Nike, The New York Times, Penguin Random House, Renault, The Scottish Government, Tennents, The Times, Toblerone, Toyota, US Dairy, Virgin Airways, Volkswagon, Wired.