HELLO

HELLO

HELLO

steve@tkdesign.ca

steve@tkdesign.ca

steve@tkdesign.ca

Nice to meet you. I'm Steve. For almost 10 years, I've helped products succeed, communities thrive, and businesses transform through end-to-end design and strategy.

Currently, I'm Design Director at GÜDE CO.

Nice to meet you. I'm Steve. For almost 10 years, I've helped products succeed, communities thrive, and businesses transform through end-to-end design and strategy.

Currently, I'm Design Director at GÜDE CO.

I'm a design leader devoted to creating unforgettable experiences, immersive stories, developing world-class brands, building collaborative teams, mentoring the next generation, and envisioning the future. Design is more than pretty things. Its true definition is found in "by design". Every part of a business and product should be intentional, cohesive, strategic, planned, communicated, and executed by design. And the best design through empathy and deep understanding of people: users, markets, stakeholders, team members.

From a diverse fine arts, psychology, philosophy, writing and publishing background, I look deeply into the human condition and every experience and perspective. Putting people first and communication is my calling. Helping people discover their design ikigai or what I call the "singularity", the spirit that breathes through a business, is my life's work.

I'm a design leader devoted to creating unforgettable experiences, immersive stories, developing world-class brands, building collaborative teams, mentoring the next generation, and envisioning the future. Design is more than pretty things. Its true definition is found in "by design". Every part of a business and product should be intentional, cohesive, strategic, planned, communicated, and executed by design. And the best design through empathy and deep understanding of people: users, markets, stakeholders, team members.

From a diverse fine arts, psychology, philosophy, writing and publishing background, I look deeply into the human condition and every experience and perspective. Putting people first and communication is my calling. Helping people discover their design ikigai or what I call the "singularity", the spirit that breathes through a business, is my life's work.

"People don't buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.”

- Dan Wieden

"People don't buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.”

- Dan Wieden

IN A NUTSHELL

Chief Product Officer

Tripular

2020

2020

Design Director

GÜDE CO.

2019

2019

Design Lead

Jumbleberry

2019

2019

Product Designer

Fjord, Accenture Interactive

2018

2018

User Experience Designer

TD Bank

2018

2018

Creative Director

Inspiritus Press

2017

2017

Head of Product Design

Green Owl Mobile

2017

2016

Mentorship

Design Buddies

2020

2020

Amazing Design People List

2020

2020

York University

York University

2016

2016

Speaking Engagments

Design Buddies, Owning Your Power & Impact as Designers

2019

2019

Make Change Conference

2019

2019

Ryerson University, Digital Literature

2018

2018

University of Waterloo, Global Business & Digital Arts

University of Waterloo, Global Business & Digital Arts

2017

2017

Fan Expo, Digital Storytelling

2015

2015

UnBound, Workshop

2014

2014

Other Work

Wattpad, University of Waterloo, York University, Ryerson University, CARE, Ontario Arts Council, MuggleNet, Carousel, Pipeline, Tami Smart Cities, Xceed, Essencap, Peopletail, Barrett & Welsh, Canada China Tech Exchange, Anstruther Press

2012-

2012-

Education

Interaction Design Foundation, UX Design

 

 

University of Toronto, Digital Marketing

 

 

York University, English & Creative Writing

 

 

Seneca College, Graphic Design & Web Development

 

 

Everyone has a story to tell. It's at the intersection between core values, business purpose, and market reach.

Everyone has a story to tell. It's at the intersection between core values, business purpose, and market reach.

For business inquiries, consultation, portfolio requests, mentorship, event bookings, speaking engagements, please contact steve@tkdesign.ca