Looking Sharp : The G Sharp Story
G Sharp Design is the graphic design practice of George B. Stevens, also known as me. I began it in 2019, after I spent almost twelve years as a graphic designer and creative director for a leading publisher of business and self-help titles. I know serve as an experienced and reliable graphic design resource for busy people.
The seed for G Sharp was planted back in the late 90s. I was 12 years old or so, and visiting my uncle’s home in New York. A successful cartoonist, he worked for himself. His commute began in the kitchen, where he’d pour a cup of coffee and walk one room over into his studio, and begin doing excellent work. This lifestyle instantly resonated with me and I knew someday I’d be doing something similar.
After discovering a knack for graphic design in high school, I studied it in college and then entered the workforce. I knew I need a bit more refining before I could successfully run my own shop, so I took a job with a small publishing startup in a junior designer role. I became invested in helping grow the design presence of the company, as well as sharpen my design, management, and client service skills.
Suddenly ten years had flown by. I was creative director and leading a team of talented designers for a bustling enterprise. As fulfilling as it was, I was beginning to feel ready for my next chapter. So after eleven years and ten months, and with the support of my company, I exited in September 2019 and founded G Sharp Design. I currently work out of my home, serving clients the world over.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to duck into the kitchen. The coffee’s ready.