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Steve Watson
Typography Director

Steve Watson is a founding partner and Co-Creative Director of Turnstyle, a multidisciplinary design studio located in the Ballard. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts with the family motto: "if you can say something that might be funny, you should go for it." Humor is trumped only by using "the good typography" as the foundation of Steve's design approach. Steve is excited to contribute to the Seattle design community by working to educate, elevate and recognize typographic excellence. Beyond a passion for typography, Steve's secret talent is eating copious amounts of cheese with seemingly no ill-effects on his digestive system.

Steve's work has been honored by a variety of publications and organizations, including the AIGA, Communication Arts, Coupe, The British Design and Art Directors' Club, Graphis, HOW, The One Show, Print, STEP, The Society of Publication Designers and the Type Directors' Club.

His branding and design experience includes work for DRY Soda Co., G.E., Microsoft, Reebok, Russell Investments, Steelcase, Teague and Washington Mutual.

Steve has guest lectured at the AIGA–Salt Lake City Chapter, Design Madison, SVC, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Central, and has participated as a mentor for graphic design students at Shoreline Community College. Prior to co-founding Turnstyle, Steve worked as a Creative Director for The Leonhardt Group (now Fitch) and for The Van Dyke Company. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University and lives in Ballard with his wife, daughter and son.

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