Steph became a mother in 2016, looking for a new challenge and work flexibility she decided to move into freelance graphic design and creative services. Her design story began 10 years ago in a boutique design agency in Auckland. After more than 3 years at Patterson Marketing she made the move to Perth and has grown her skills and experience in various design roles. Her latest employment as Senior Graphic Designer for iiNet, managing and mentoring 5 graphic designers including goal setting and assessment, task allocation, and graphic design tasks for internal and external marketing campaigns across the brands. Prior to this she was working for the WA Newspaper Group, most recently as Studio Manager for the Creative Services department. Managing a team of 15 graphic/web designers, including art direction, quality control, workflow management and process development. Before becoming Manager she was working for West Australian Publishers, designing publications such as lifestyle magazine Minestyle and annual publications – The West Australian Wine Guide, Wedding Guide and Good Food Guide from collation, database input to completion.