A world leader in user experience for the web, Steve has over 19 years experience in research, business strategy, experience strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy for the web. He’s worked as a freelance designer and served as Director of User Experience in agency and studio settings. Steve currently runs the show at The Republic of Quality a UX and Content Strategy consultancy in Vancouver, Canada.
Steve is a professional member of the Graphic Designer’s Society of Canada and served as the national VP of web for three years. Along with client-based work, he’s taught numerous college courses on CSS, Web standards, UX, and creativity.
On the global stage, Steve is a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process. He’s presented at conferences like TEDx, SXSW, Future of Web, HOW Interactive Design conference, Web Visions, DrupalCon, and his own, co-founded conference, the Design and Content Conference. He’s also a contributor to .NET Magazine.
Steve loves to hike Vancouver’s trails with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.