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 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