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Rising Stars: Meet Stephanie Tassone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Tassone.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Sandwich High School Yearbook class is where my love of graphic design and photography started!

Yes, Sandwich, Illinois is a place that actually exists and no, that does not mean that I am in-bread. I graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Graphic Design so that I would be set up to do exactly what I’m doing today-running my very own creative company!

While in college, I worked summers at Illinois Largest Waterpark, Raging Waves. I started as a lifeguard and eventually moved my way up to being their assistant Marketing Manager. Working at that waterpark got my foot in the door to working with waterparks all over the US!

After I graduated from college, my husband and I had the opportunity to move to Thailand to work at a waterpark over there for a little while. When we moved back to the states, I was having a hard time finding a Marketing Position in-house. This led to me taking the leap and starting Stephanie Tassone Creative!

I now serve individuals and small/medium-sized businesses in any industry.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Besides the fact that I’ve moved 5 times in the last 7 years, it’s been pretty smooth! I’m very lucky for that. Building up a new client base in new cities, states, and even countries takes some work but networking with others and going with the flow is always key.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I currently offer graphic design services (print & digital), logo design, photography, videography, SEO, photo restoration, custom font creation, and web design-pretty much anything within the creative digital realm!

I would say what I’m most known for within the graphic design world is custom map creation. You know when you walk into a waterpark or amusement park and they have a cartoon map that shows you where everything is? That’s what I create!

As far as my photography goes, I love in-the-moment snapshots, senior photos, pet portraits, engagements, etc. Any type of shoot that people will look back at and cause them to travel back in time to when the photo was taken is my favorite!

I also really enjoy working with businesses to give them photos/videos that will help their brand stand out and look authentic. I’m lucky that one of my sisters, Melissa, is a talented photographer. I get a lot of my inspiration from her!

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Being the 2nd oldest of 6 kids means that I learned how to be super independent, a good worker but also to not take life too seriously and ride with the waves of life!

I can remember from a very early age thinking that I never wanted to settle into one mundane job when I grew up. Being able to work with so many different businesses, people, industries, etc. Has allowed me to fulfill young Stephanie’s goal.

I also come from a long line of entrepreneurs/artists in my family. They had a huge influence on my creativity!

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