Hi there!

My name is Steven Tiao. I'm an art director / designer working at Leo Burnett, Toronto.

I design things, illustrate things and sometimes I code things for the web. I've had the privilege of working on brands like Bell Canada, General Motors, NorthwesTel, Ikea, Kelloggs, Virgin Mobile, Miller Lite, Nissan, LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario), TD Bank, Crime Stoppers, Canadian Tire, Raising the Roof and P&G.

Some of my work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, Cannes Young Lions, The One Show, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, Kinsale Sharks, CASSIES, Applied Arts, RGD, Communication Arts and has appeared in various online/offline publications.  


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Work Experience
2016—Present: Leo Burnett, Toronto (Art Director / Designer)
2015—2016: Juniper Park TBWA, Toronto (Art Director / Designer)
2012—2015: Leo Burnett, Toronto (Art Director / Designer)

2014 – Present—Various classroom talks at George Brown, Humber and Centennial College
2017—Portfolio Review Night: Reviewer

2016—George Brown College: Year End Show Judge
2015—George Brown College: Year End Show Judge
2014—George Brown College: Speaker/Panelist, Working in Advertising
2014—5th Annual Creative Expo Talk by Applied Arts: Speaker/Panelist

2016—2016—Bitmakers: Weekend Bootcamp: UX 101 (Wireframing: Balsamiq, Sketch, InVision)
2015—2015—HackerYou: Intro & Advance Web Development (HTML5 + CSS3)
2010—2012—School of Design: Graphic Design

2017: Leo Burnett, Toronto
National Advertising Challenge—Campaign (McDonald's)—Silver
National Advertising Challenge—Not For Profit (Children's Wish)—Silver
Applied Arts—Experiential/Event:Series
Applied Arts—Pro Bono: Series
Media Innovation Awards—Best in Out-of-Home/Ambient/Place-Based Media – Budget Under $100,000
PROMO! Awards—Best Experiential Campaign: Bronze

2016: JP/TBWA, Toronto
Applied Arts—Premium/Gift Items/Promotional Apparel:Single
Applied Arts

2015: Leo Burnett, Toronto
Cannes Lions—Promotional Item Design—Bronze
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Young Guns Award

Applied Arts—Young Blood Design:Single
Applied Arts

Applied Arts—Craft Printing:Single
Applied Arts

2014: Leo Burnett, Toronto
Cannes Young Lions—Cyber Category—Gold
The Globe and Mail

Packaged Goods—Gold

Canadian Success on The Global Stage—Gold

2013: Leo Burnett, Toronto
Cannes Lions Promotional Item Design—Bronze
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

ADCC—Graphic Design Self-Promotion—Gold
The Advertising & Design Club of Canada

ADCC—Packaging Design—Silver
The Advertising & Design Club of Canada

The Advertising & Design Club of Canada

One Show Interactive Merit Award
One Show

Kinsale Shark Awards—Design Branding—Bronze
Kinsale Shark Awards

Communication Arts—Self Promotion
Communication Arts

2012: School of Design
ADCC—National Student Competition—Gold
The Advertising & Design Club of Canada

Applied Arts—Online Animation:Single
Applied Arts

Applied Arts—Self-Promotion Illustration:Series
Applied Arts

Critical Mass Award for Specialty—Web Design/New Media
RGD Ontario / Critical Mass

GBC Design Thesis Award—Best in Show, Second
George Brown College