The Step2 team has been working with Ainsworth Product Innovations since 2011. They consistently deliver the goods with high-quality package designs, whether original or expanding upon our existing brand lines, copy development and sales support. Much of the work we do is conceptual and gets presented to some of the world’s largest retail buyers. Step2 Branding & Design has been able to capture our vision and equip us with great designs for these important presentations.
As an expanding but small, locally based religious and charitable mission serving the poor in Chimbote, Peru, we were definite novices when it came to developing a website that could effectively tell our story, inform our current donors, and attract and engage new supporters — all in a cost-effective manner. Step2 Branding & Design proved to be the perfect partner. Ron took the time to understand our objectives and provided both excellent technical services and practical guidance in developing our new site. He is thoughtful in approach, sensitive to our mission and financial stewardship obligations, and incredibly responsive. Our Board is delighted with the results of his efforts!
Scott & Christie and Associates has worked with Karen for more than a decade. We love the work she does for us; it’s always fresh, professional and makes each of our businesses look great. She has also been a true asset helping us communicate the spirit of our nonprofit work. No matter what project we give them, including logos, publication design, ads and educational materials, the Step2 team has responded with work we’re proud to put our name on.
Telemedicine is a new and growing area in healthcare. When we started our new venture, we knew that we needed to have a name, identity and internet presence that would allow our patients to know that we were their right choice for their physical therapy needs. For us, digital marketing was an important part of our business plan and Step2 Branding & Design was our solution. Their team was able to take our vision and create a digital experience that expresses our aspirations and values. I believe that by having Step2 on our team gives us that competitive edge.
ERIC O’BRIEN, PT, MS, OCS
I worked with Ron at Tollgrade Communications for two years, at Netronome for almost three and several years thereafter. He’s one of the top marketing communications directors in Pittsburgh, with strong skills in promotion, awareness, lead-generation and tracking, and the best graphic designer you’ll meet.
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ron for nearly 20 years. From the beginning, he has guided our company from an infant start-up with little marketing and advertising direction to a small manufacturing company that reaches markets around the globe. From magazine ads, catalogs and brochures, to complete website makeovers, Ron has provided an invaluable service. Our company deals with thousands of manufacturers, both big and small; and I have given Ron’s name to any who have asked about our marketing.
I wanted to make sure my new business had the right logo and website and I knew it was time to rely on professional help. I was referred to Step2 Branding & Design by a trusted colleague. After working with Ron, we determined that a name change was also needed. Step2 came up with a name and identity that reflected both my values and how I wanted my customers to view my business. My cleaning company is now poised for growth with a new look, a refined message and clean website.
After hearing countless clients and colleagues telling me that I’m, “Much more than a handyman,” I knew it was time to take a step back and consider re-branding my business. Luckily, I had already known Ron from Step2, and felt they would be the right fit. We got together and discussed my strengths, competitors and aspirations. After a thorough process of exploration, my business now has a new name, tagline, logo/identity, messaging and web site. My brand has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be happier! Everything was right on the mark! And, by keeping me involved in the process, I never lost ownership and am moving forward with something I can truly call my own.
I have had the unique opportunity and pleasure to work with both Karen and Ron at different companies. I find them each to be very creative in their approach, confident in their ability to deliver strategically on-target solutions, and self-motivated to manage projects under tight timelines. They have great communication skills and well-rounded experience in many aspects of the graphic design arena. I would highly recommend them for any graphic design project.
I’ve known Ron since 1999. He’s a highly skilled, creative and versatile graphic designer adept in roles from writing content to strategic communications development. I worked with Ron for over seven years and feel that he would be an asset to any company looking to tap his skills and experience. From a creativity standpoint, his work is always clever, fresh and focused, yet he is also one of the best technical copy editors I have ever worked with. He wears many hats well. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
As the Founder of a small, tech-based mobile app company, I have to act fast and watch my costs. Step2 Branding & Design was able to quickly understand my needs to be cost-conscious, while delivering a package that addressed all of my wants, all while listening to what I was asking for. Their experience helped us to create a logo, website and branding material … exactly what I was after.