Steven Held

Steven Held

Partner at Mane Command
Greater Denver Area, United States

Summary

Great design isn't just one of the things I offer - it's my creed. I'm a professional graphic designer from northern Colorado specializing in the creation of brand identities that position my clients above their competition. I believe in craftsmanship, an attention to detail, and the sweet spot between concept and execution.

Specialties: Adobe Creative suite, Ilustrator, inDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, design, art direction, branding, typography, interactive, photography, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, website design, print design, branding and identity, computer support, Macintosh, Windows, creative thinking, visual communication, advertising/marketing strategy, advertising/marketing research, competitive analysis, organizing, problem solving, art direction, retail merchandising, piano player and kayaker

Positions

Sr. Web Developer and Graphic Designer
Get Found Fast.com
March 2016 - Present (1 year 9 months)
Managed a web development team of three to implement better design and grow web development skills. Responsible to get clients more customer interactions and leads through well built and designed custom Wordpress sites.

Highlight: Designed and developed a travel agency site to Europe.
Owner // Creative Director + Web Developer
Held Design
April 2010 - Present (7 years 8 months)
Design award winning creative projects in print, packaging and the web utilizing the latest in print design and HTML/CSS, javascript and PHP for the web. Research new trends in design to create digital and print campaigns that actually reach people. Design superior brand identities and create stunning packaging
Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Creative Navigation
April 2011 - February 2014 (2 years 10 months)
Designed award winning websites for summer camps utilizing the best cutting edge technologies in HTML/CSS, javascript and PHP. Responsible for researching new trends to create both digital and print marketing campaigns to reach a younger audience and their parents.
Junior Graphic Designer
Longmont, United States
September 2010 - April 2011 (7 months)
Responsible for increasing touch points for our clients to provide effective marketing campaigns. Designed print, web, and television ads including branding, concept creation, packaging, logos, animation and HTML/CSS websites. Assisted in marketing and securing new clients.
Client Support Assistant
University of Wyoming
August 2004 - May 2010 (5 years 9 months)
Assisted faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the University of Wyoming with first-level computer support on Mac and PC. Communicated in real-time, problem solving and troubleshooting techniques.

Education

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science - Graphic Design, Marketing

University of Wyoming
2004 - 2010 (6 years)
Activities and Societies: Navigators, NSCS, Wyo12 Designers, David Carson, James Victore Studied both graphic design and business marketing.

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