We had a web site that looked like it was developed just after the discovery of fire. It was looked dated and not at all mobile friendly. I contacted Steve based on several recommendations and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Steve developed a new web site for our company that not only looks great, but is intuitive, easy to navigate, and is mobile friendly. Steve was easy to work with and provided excellent guidance thru what can be an intimidating process. I would highly recommend Steve and his company.
— Richard Cohen, President at Mather & Sullivan Architectural Products
Stephen was amazing to work with from the beginning of the project until the launch of the new website. I was in a bind and needed a new brand identity and website and all the good stuff that goes along with it. From our very first meeting, Steve was attentive to what I wanted and stayed in close touch throughout the project. As we were getting near to the launch of the website, I was becoming a bit more knit-picky, but Steve, remained the calm professional and met all of my needs. The training and support that I received was great and I love the clean look and organization of the mountain of material on the site. The talisman for the website is that Steve won the Graphic Design USA Branding and Design award for my website. I don’t think you can get any better than that! If you are looking for a creative and enjoyable experience that involves branding or re-branding your business, I cannot recommend Stephen B. Starr Design highly enough. Thank you, Steve.
— David M. Kulawiak, President at David M. Kulawiak, Inc.
“Our project was complex… because we are a complex organization. Stephen helped us combine two organizational web sites into one that is user-friendly, attractive, and has already drawn results. We especially appreciated Stephen’s guidance in helping us determine the easiest way that our web visitors could find what they need — ranging from child care to retirement living, healthcare therapies to a great cup of coffee.”
— Barbara Averill, Advertising and Marketing Communications Manager at La Posada at Park Centre, Inc.
“Stephen created our most recent web site. He was outstanding at cultivating our vision into reality, being responsive throughout the process, and helping us get our desired results. I appreciate all the work he did to make our website great!”
— Jason Price, Marriage and Family Therapist at Affiliates in Counseling
“Steve came highly recommended and I now know why. He is incredibly responsive, organized, and listens deeply for how to best serve your needs. I had already begun my website creation with another designer that didn’t work out and Steve happily picked up the pieces and moved the project beyond my initial conception into a first-class website with a video. The feedback I have gotten says is all–it’s so clear and professional…it’s you…I am so impressed with your website and can see all the work that went into it. I can’t recommend his company more highly for integrity, responsiveness and a unique final product that delivers.”
— Elizabeth K. Olsen, Organization Effectiveness/Leadership Development/Executive Coaching/Strategic and Polarity Thinking/Employee Engagement
“Stephen just completed work on my website and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ll miss working with Stephen – it was so easy. He’s a great partner and a good listener. As a result, I received the benefit of a fabulous design that reflects my unique business offer. Stephen pushed me to make the site better than I could have imagined.”
— Gail Straus, Marketing Consultant and Contractor, GKS Consulting
“Steve is a great partner to have when planning printing projects and direct mail. He’s involved from the smallest to largest details and holds things together for the customer and the vendors. I’d recommend Steve for things like invitations, stationary and identity, to brochures and annual reports.”
— Bill Valenta, Senior Account Executive at Quantum Group
“Stephen Starr has been my graphic designer for my practice, Red Coral Acupuncture, as well as my non-profit organization, Himalaya Project. Stephen superbly branded both companies by creating a unique, modern aesthetic for each organization. Stephen has always been on time and has gone above and beyond in making sure that the finished product is exactly what I want. I recommend Stephen to anyone who is looking to brand their business from the ground up as a modern, creative and forward thinking company.”
— Mark Sobralske L.Ac, Dipl. OM, Owner, Red Coral Acupuncture, Executive Director, Himalaya Project
“I worked with Stephen for three years when he served as a primary designer for many of our fund-raising communication pieces. Steve always provided exceptional designs on time every time. And he’s more than happy to work with you and your budget.”
— Scott Hendrickson, Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Valparaiso University
“I described what I wanted in a website not knowing how to go about any of it. Stephen guided me through the project ontime and communicated with me often to get excellent results at a fee that I considered very reasonable. Stephen also has a lot of resources in the dental field which was very helpful.”
— Roger Karp, Periodontist at Roger S. Karp, DDS, MSD
“I’ve known Stephen for over a decade, first as a client, then as a colleague, and have always been impressed with his dedication to his craft and his professional demeanor. Stephen’s design skills are extraordinary, but more importantly, he puts his all into every project he undertakes. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen for any project, and in fact actively look for opportunities where I can bring his design firm in on projects I’m working on with my own clients.”
— Anne Marie Concepción, CEO, Creative Publishing Network; Owner, Seneca Design & Training
“I could only select three attributes to describe Steve and his work, so also let me list the others here: Great Results, Personable, Expert, and Good Value. I starting working with Steve when he provided pro-bono design support to AIDS Pastoral Care Network (a program of Access Community Health Network). However, he had been providing this support to APCN for years prior to my relationship with him. I later hired him to design pieces at the Dermatology Foundation and he continues to be that organization’s primary designer. Steve works well with clients of all temperments. For me, he is a master at being able to understand project goals and carry them into printed and web design. In today’s world, many designers prefer to sit in their offices and not have face time with you. Steve values building relationships with his clients and is willing to invest his time in meeting with you in your office to discuss projects and present ideas. I look forward to working with him again as I move forward in my career.”
— Joe Flint, Senior Development Officer, The Cradle Foundation
“Since 2000 I’ve had the pleasure of working with Steve Starr. He has been instrumental in designing key materials from anniversary invites to a community newsletter. Most recently, I sought his expertise for two very important events at the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. We were in need of materials for our 20th Anniversary and a regional conference, Committed to Caring II. He produced our anniversary logos and program, the conference program, and related materials. I know I can rely on him to be patient, flexible and listen and transform ideas and messages into some really great designs. I highly recommend him for graphic design services.
— Estela Balderas, Program & Marketing Coordinator, MATEC
“Steve and I have worked closely together on several projects. I find him talented, hard-working, generous and thoughtful, a pleasure to know and a joy to collaborate with. I just can’t say enough good things about him! Do yourself a favor and hire him for your next project.”