T H E B R O A D S T R O K E S
Hello. My name is Stephen Szymanski. For the last two hundred years or so, I have managed the brand and design teams of many lovely technology companies, a fair amount of large corporations, and some small boutique firms too. Because I've never been fond of sleep, I've also run my own freelance design business and every once in a while I teach 'Brand and Identity' classes at the university level to fourth year design students.
When it comes to design, my goals are simple - to provide good design to good people, and to build brands that your customers can't help but love. Less flash, more substance (and meaning, and service.) I care about the work. Providing value to my clients is my reward. Solving challenging problems is what drives me. Creating sophisticated and engaging solutions is what gives my life purpose. If we get to know each other, you'll quickly find that "purpose" and "meaning" are at the core of my DNA.
I’m always looking for new experiences and I love building relationships with interesting and interested people. There are many examples on this web site of ways in which my work has resulted in elevating a firm’s brand, and contributed greatly to customer loyalty and investor interest. If there’s a project on your desk that feels like it might be a good fit for my talents, I hope you’ll be inspired to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.