Founder + Chief Creative Director
As a champion of both small business and blue chip companies, Steven believes that inside every small business are the ingredients of a powerful brand, and that large companies can thrive with a dose of small-brand passion. Merging his big-agency experience and design studio training, Steven formed SARANKCO: Creative Studio in 2007 to offer best-in-class creative with a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic and relationship-focused personal service. His vision has led to an impressive list of long-standing relationships with influential clients across industries, including American Express, Charles Schwab, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Axciom, Dove Chocolate, JetBlue Airways, Morgan Stanley, Mercedes-Benz, The History Channel, The Weather Channel, and 1stdibs.
Steven’s command of design and attention to detail are surpassed only by his humility. His work has appeared in and been recognized by publications and organizations such as Print, HOW, AIGA, REBRAND, Michael Evamy’s book Logo, and Graphic Design USA. He has been asked to judge industry competitions and has lectured student groups from Ohio to Italy.
A long-time Manhattan resident, he lives in a renovated pre-war apartment in West Chelsea. At any given time, you can find Steven traversing the streets of Manhattan with his trusty toy poodles, Madge and Roger, in tow.