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My broad base of experience in Residential Construction, Engineering, and fifteen years in Advertising and Visual Arts allows me to easily combine functional needs with aesthetic desires. I design both residential and commercial projects; specializing in kitchens, baths, and custom cabinets.
I was born with a hammer in my hands and have been creating and building things ever since. Some of my favorite childhood toys were a workbench and tool set, Lincoln Logs and Erector Set. From an early age I was helping build things with my father and grandfather. I fondly remember helping build my family’s home when I was ten years old and working with my grandfather building custom homes during college summers.
I studied engineering at Purdue University but soon found that I was more interested in creating things visually rather than theoretically. A change in direction led to an education in media and visual arts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue.
I spent fifteen years in the advertising and visual arts field, founding my own design agency in 1993 and winning acclaim for my work for many clients. In 1999 I joined Direct Marketing Resources as Manager of Marketing Services, expanding the company’s creative services revenue and helped spin off my department to form Revolve, a direct marketing agency, becoming Director of Creative Operations.
My love of residential design was still active during this time and I found an outlet for it, helping renovate homes for friends and family. During a kitchen remodel on my own home, I realized that I needed to return to my roots and do what I loved for a living. I completed a kitchen design program through the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) in 2002 and have been designing kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, residential additions and renovations ever since. Occasionally you might find me in the shop building custom electric guitars, one of my creative hobbies.
Lamar Design, Winter Park, FL, US, Residential and Commercial Designer
Design, space planning, drafting and creation of detailed construction documents in AutoCad 2009 for both residential and commercial clients, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing plans where required. Marketing duties include maintaining website, blog, social media and production of YouTube videos.
Steve Garrison Design, Winter Park, FL, US, Designer
Design of kitchens, baths and custom cabinets, including floor plans, elevations, mechanical and electrical plans in both 2D and 3D using Adobe Illustrator and VectorWorks 3D.
National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchen Design
Completion of Kitchen Design program
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US, Bachelors, Advertising
I began my education in electrical engineering, but found that I was more interested in creating visual things. I changed majors and studied advertising, marketing, design, and communications.
Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine Bathroom of the Year, Award
Awarded Bathroom of the Year from Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine's annual Home of the Year competition in 2011.
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, 2nd Place
Silver award from Qualified Remodeler for our outdoor entertaining pavilion in their Master Design Awards competition.
Parade of Homes Design Award, Award
Category winner for our addition/remodel of and existing home in the 2011 Orlando Area Parade of Homes
Aurora Award, Award
Category winner for an addition and remodel to an existing residence from the Aurora Awards.
Parade of Homes Design Award, Award
Design award for our category in the 2010 Orlando Area Parade of Homes for two of our projects, an addition/remodel of an existing residence and an outdoor entertaining pavilion.