My name is Stephen Stanish. Welcome to my online portfolio, here's where you can see samples of a few of the projects I have worked on over the years. Yes, it's kind of strange and mixed bag. My passion is design — whether jewellery-, product- or graphic design. I have had the amazing luck to work on amazing projects with amazing people — take a look and enjoy.
Stephen Stanish A.O.C.A.D.
An experienced, successful designer schooled in both graphic and product design. Highly effective in creating and developing new products and improving existing concepts. My outstanding visual skills have allowed me to be particularly effective in conceptualizing innovative products and graphics. I believe in a "hands on" approach to refine my projects to their optimum level.
Currently Employed, Creative product designer 2005 to Present
Fusion Accessories, Hong Kong/Guangzhou, China 2002 to 2004
Created and developed handbag patterns using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, including new handbag and small leather goods. Projects included Yoga inspired sportswear bags, Private label, and designer development for American department stores. (Projects available on requests)
Freelance Designer 2000 to 2002
Created private label jewellery designs for major Canadian retailers including Eaton's and Holt Renfrew.
M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Art Director 1992 to 2000
Concept and creation of promotional material for colour launches, magazines, and p.o.p. cards, display material, displayers, package design, magazine ads, web design, in-store posters and all visual material. Managed the M·A·C design team and supervised and directed all photography and writing for campaigns.
Freelance Designer 1985 to 1992
Freelance illustrator, specializing in fashion, textile and beauty related designs for magazines and businesses including M·A·C.
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