Photo by: Jessica Collette
Steve began his graphic design career as a staff designer for National Car Rental, but was quickly wooed away by Adpros, a major ad agency in Minneapolis. After serving as Adpros’ Art Director for several years, Steve left predictability behind to establish his own freelance graphic design business, Pauley Design, over 30 years ago. Steve was one of the first designers in the Minneapolis area to use a computers for graphic design and production in the early 1980s – and he’s been on the cutting edge of technology improvements in the graphic design industry ever since. Steve has done work for hundreds of clients including: Medtronic, Kaemmerer Group, Space Tables, Mercy and Unity Hospitals, Wells Fargo Bank, Web Publishing/Midwest Printing, Carlson Companies, Radisson Hotels, and Allina Health System.
With a passion for bringing up future generations of skilled, well-trained graphic designers, teaching has been an important part of Steve’s design practice. He served on the faculty of the School of the Associated Arts (now College of the Visual Arts) in St. Paul for several years. Since the late 1990s, Steve has been on the faculty of North Hennepin Community College’s program in graphic design where he teaches classes on typography, desktop design and web design.
Steve holds a bachelor’s of fine arts (BFA) degree from the School of the Associated Arts in St. Paul where he majored in Commercial Art and Advertising (Graphic Design).