Steve is the Founder and Experience Architect at The Republic of Quality. He leads the charge on coordinating research, visual and interaction design, and content strategy. He’s also the founder of The Design & Content Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
Steve has over 18 years experience in research, business strategy, experience strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy for the web. During this time he has worked both as a freelance designer and served as Director of User Experience in various agency and studio settings.
Steve is a professional member of the Graphic Designer’s Society of Canada and served as the national VP of web for three years. Beyond his extensive client-based work, he has taught numerous college courses on CSS, Web standards, UX, and creativity.
Steve was a judge for the international Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011, the 2013 HOW Design Awards, and the .NET 2015 Awards. He spends much of his time representing RoQ on the global stage as a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process. He has presented at such conferences as TEDx, SXSW, Future of Web, HOW Interactive Design conference, Web Visions and DrupalCon, and is a contributor to .NET Magazine.