Stephanie S. Smith
Co-Founding Partner/President

Stephanie Smith brings 30 years of advertising design experience to every project. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in Visual Communications. Her business savvy comes from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership FastTrac program and years of swimming with the sharks. Her Mid-West work ethic comes from her Nebraska upbringing.

Her design career was launched as an art director working for several advertising agencies where she gained valuable experience working on retail, business-to-business, industrial and service industry accounts.

Stephanie co-founded S&Co. Design in 1986. She is passionate about color, texture and building lasting relationships with her clients. She is living her dream creating work that matters and helping clients build their business along the way.

Stephanie is a self-proclaimed logo queen. Her brand building expertise includes brochures, catalogs, direct mail, POP, trade show displays, packaging and web design.

Her award-winning design has been recognized by The Kansas City Art Directors, the Advertising Club of Kansas City, Gannett Outdoor, and the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association. Stephanie’s work has been published in Print Magazine and seen in the movie “Top Gun”.

Giving back to the community is important for Stephanie. She has served as the chairman of the board of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), serving seven years on their annual fundraising committee for Dining By Design, co-chairing the event in 1998, and designing uniquely creative tables for the event the past ten years. She has also served on the boards of Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City and The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association. Stephanie has donated her design services for these organizations along with the International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City, The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Truman Medical Center Foundation, the Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour, and Pilgrim Run.

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