As a Creative Director and studio owner, I’ve worked with clients to attack challenges head on, unify organizations, and close gaps between brands and people. A common thread throughout my work is the principle of simplexity. Simplexity is the distilling of complex ideas to clarity and  translating them to meaning filled actions that closes the brand gap through considered user experience, storytelling, messaging, and voice.

Working at the intersection of ​business, design, and customer journey, my practice of design centers around ​bringing great brands and people together in a meaningful way.

Working at the intersection of design strategy and image making, Stephen understands the power of the visual narrative. Based in the Southwest, he has built lasting relationships with leading creatives in the region.

Stephen grew up as a minority, living in the Paris of Indonesia and as the majority, when he moved to the US at age 13. He is passionate about detail, analog process, alternative printing techniques, and prefers his 8x10 Deardorff view camera over digital capture. He loves his beautiful family and enjoys his coffee black, tea green, and skies blue. Stephen proudly lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Things to consider:
Design for good
Circular design

and continues to seek opportunities to collaborate with local, national, and international clients

Please direct project inquiries to hello@stephenthomas.co
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I am always interested in new projects.
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Working at the intersection of design and image making, Stephen understands the power of the visual narrative. Based in the Southwest, he has built lasting relationships with leading creatives in the region and is currently available for hire.

Working at the intersection of design and image making, Stephen understands the power of the visual narrative. Based in the Southwest, he has built lasting relationships with leading creatives in the region and continues to seek opportunities to collaborate with local, national, and international clients.

With over ten years experience in crafting the larger narrative that positions and defines what a brand is, for clients both large and small, Stephen's role is always the same—clearly telling their story. Regardless of the job title, whether as a designer, director, photographer, his role is as storyteller. Currently, he partners with the talent rich team at Openform and is developing many personal projects to be featured here

Personal
Stephen grew up as the minority, living in Indonesia and as the majority, when he moved to the US at age 13. Artfully crafting some form of creative work has always been a place of solace. He is surrounded by beautiful women, his wife and two daughters. He loves his coffee black, his tea green, his skies blue, and is proud to live in Tucson, Arizona.

As artists, we wrestle with abstract concepts and drive them into concrete form. We are intuitive observers, fueled by passion, and led by our natural sense of curiosity. Together we will change tomorrow.

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Clients
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Casa de la Luz Hospice
Evaero
Health Current
OncoPlex Diagnostics
Roche
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
University of Arizona
Western National Parks Association

Casa de la Luz Hospice, Evaero,
Western National Parks Association,
Pima County Public Library,
Ventana Medical Systems,
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society,
Children's Museum of Tucson,
NeuroFit Networks, Kappcon,
Greenstone System, The Gathering,
OncoPlex Diagnostics, Safoco,
Farhang & Medcoff, MüvFree,
DMG Engineering, The Navigators

Testimonials
Steve is a talented, curious, and hardworking creative individual. He is a consummate professional with a wealth of creative ability and is fun to work with, thoughtful, accountable, and committed to delivering on-time and on-budget. I would definitely recommend him.

—Robert Gallerani
Openform

Working with Steve was a delight! From the concept phase to completion, Steve exhibited skill, competence and genius in taking my rough ideas, maximizing them with power and beauty, then coalescing them toward a brilliant and colorful solution.

—Jimmy Hildebrandt
The Gathering

Steve was able to take my ambiguous ideas and turn them into reality. His helpful attitude and patience was key in making the experience rewarding and enjoyable. I highly recommend him."

—Dylan Gonsalves
DMG Engineering

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Casa de la Luz Hospice
Evaero
Health Current
Mister Car Wash
OncoPlex Diagnostics
Pima Community College Foundation
Roche Tissue Diagnostics
Studio Rick Joy
Tucson Federal Credit Union
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
University of Arizona
Western National Parks Association