As a champion of both small business and blue chip companies, Steven believes that inside every small business are the ingredients of a powerful brand, and that large brands can thrive with a dose of small-brand passion. Merging his big-agency experience and design studio training, Steven formed SARANKCO: Creative Studio in 2007 to offer best-in-class creative with roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic and relationship-focused personal service. His vision has led to an influential cross-industry client base and an impressive list of long-standing relationships.
From a complete brand refresh to a modest communications project, Steven leads SARANKCO’s talented team of designers and writers on every project. Together, they help clients build standout brands and inspiring creative communications.
Steven is not one to rest on his laurels. His command of design and attention to detail are surpassed only by his humility. His work has appeared and been recognized in such publications, and by such organizations, as PRINT, HOW, AIGA, Re-Brand 100, Michael Evamy’s book Logo, and Graphic Design USA. He has been asked to judge industry competitions and lectured student groups from Ohio to Italy.