Stephen Callender

Stephen Callender

Designer
Austin, Texas, United States
Member since December 6, 2018
Stephen designs brands, software applications, and IoT hardware solutions in Austin. His variety of experience comes from founding and running a design and PR agency and also launching two tech startups – one a consumer interactive video app and the other data-driven solutions for airports and airlines. Stephen is a team player, eagerly takes on responsibility, and is always up for doing things differently and breaking the mold.
Stephen is now available for hire
Portfolio
Digital Design
Employment
  • Vice President of Product
    2017 - PRESENT
    Plot
    • Designed Plot's brand logo.
    • Designed complete web application for top airport personnel to view real-time, predictive, and historical data about passenger movement in airport facilities.
    • Designed complete web application for airline personnel to view real-time, predictive, and historical data about customer movement in their check-in areas.
    • Tested and selected pedestrian and vehicle movement sensor technology.
    • Designed sensor systems for airports and airlines based on their data consumption requirements.
    • Worked with airport and airline IT and facilities teams to plan networking requirements for their facilities.
    • Conducted installations of integrated sensor systems in 15 airports and counting.
    • Managed the relationship between Plot and airport/airline customers to ensure customer success.
    • Designed, built prototypes, and presented new software ideas to top airport and airline personnel.
    • Presented in-person sales presentations to groups of airport executives.
    • Designed and wrote content for decks that present new product offerings to new and existing customers.
    • Wrote responses to RFPs from 3 major airports and either won or reached final round.
    • Wrote applications to the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program and the NYC MTA Transit Tech Lab and reached final rounds (still in progress).
    Technologies: IoT Sensors, Machine Learning, Hardware Installation, Networking and Cabling, Large Facilities, Adobe XD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Founder, Director of Branding
    2012 - PRESENT
    Stellar Impeller
    • Took a calculated risk and quit my job to start this design and public relations agency.
    • Became a Squarespace Specialist to better serve clients and rapidly design and develop websites.
    • Developed a full client roster and were hiring employees in the first year.
    • Developed a team over the next 2+ years to design brands, websites, and other materials for Fortune 100 companies, trendy local restaurants in Austin, and pro bono work for nonprofits.
    • Acquired new business and managed new and ongoing client relationships.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Asana, Trello, Jira
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising with a minor in Marketing
    2005 - 2009
    Ball State University - Indiana
Experience
  • Graphic Design10 years
  • Adobe InDesign10 years
  • Adobe Illustrator10 years
  • Web Design6 years
  • Web6 years
  • iOS 114 years
  • Android4 years
  • Adobe Experience Design (XD)3 years
Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Experience Design (XD)

Location

Austin, Texas, United States

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