Contact: Steve Merola
I am a Creative Director who has extensive editorial, branding, photo shoot, retail, marketing, advertising and corporate presentation experience. I have been focusing on print and iPad editorial design for the past few years and specialize in Adobe Digital Publishing. Most recently, I did strategic planning, design direction and production on a suite of interactive magazines for KPMG’s Merger’s and Acquisitions division as a consulting creative director for Blink Marketing.
Before that, I was the Editorial and Creative Director for Easy Solutions magazine - an advertorial magazine targeted at female shoppers that covered topics such as heath and beauty, motherhood, natural and organic, culinary and lifestyle.
Other projects include: cross-platform marketing programs (FSI, POS, outdoor and in-store signage), multi-media advertising campaigns (TV, print, radio), corporate communications including annual reports, multi-media interactive presentations, directing and producing video & audio segments and large scale event graphics.
"As a photographer I have collaborated with many art directors over the years but have never been so confident in anyone more than Steve. We have worked on a wide variety of projects together and he brings an enthusiasm and fresh perspective to the creative process that inspires me every time. Steve can help me craft an image to fit his vision better than anyone I have ever worked with. When I deliver an image, he can make it work with a layout in ways that I never expected. Creatively he’s not afraid to do the unexpected but always seems to be able to make it work seamlessly. His design work has an organic feel, when you see a page he has created it seems to be one picture that all works together rather than a collection of elements. I have recommended Steve to many clients and his work always exceeds their (and my) expectation. He will exceed yours too."
Paul Johnson, Paul Johnson Photography
"I worked with Steve as my Creative Director for over a year and a half. In that time, he made his vision clear from the beginning of every project but still left room for the creative people he worked with to exercise their creativity. He approached every assignment with intensity, honesty and great leadership – which always lead to a relaxed, but exciting work environment."
Katie Decker McNamara, Paper City Design
"Steve is a great designer and he did an excellent job at enhancing Lime Rock’s marketing and communications. He works quickly and is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure the client is completely happy. It’s been a pleasure to work with him."
Renea Topp, Lime Rock Park