Steve began his professional design career at Compugraphic in 1977 where over the next seven years he assisted in the production of their phototype library as well as focusing on custom font services. From there, in 1984, he moved to Bitstream Inc. and played a key role in the development of the first true digital font library, which included standard and custom fonts. Ten years later, Steve and four other designers founded the Galápagos Design Group, specializing in custom font and design products. After seven years there, he returned to Bitstream Inc. as the Graphic Designer for the two subsidiaries, MyFonts.com and Pageflex Inc.
Throughout his professional career, Steve has continued to follow his true calling by doing illustration and design work for various clients. His studio is Tail Spin Studio.