Steve is a graphic designer by profession having worked for a printing company and two advertising agencies in the Greenville area before launching his own business, Agency Services, in 1979. While pursuing a career in graphic design and marketing, Steve and his wife, Janie, began
a separate retail business in the mid-80s called The Map Shop. It was located on Coffee Street in downtown Greenville for over 20 years. During that time they opened a second store in Charlotte that still exists today under different ownership.
"Applying the right attributes with a dash of creativity to headlines and text can make the difference between a message that reads - or a message that speaks."
As a result of getting into the map retail business, Steve added another dimension to his creative graphic design: custom mapping. For over 25 years, Steve has produced hundreds of "city locator" maps for visitor's bureaus, chambers of commerce, real estate property developments, and numerous special event maps.
The Table Rock Visitors Center in Pickens County houses two of the largest custom map displays Steve has produced in the Upstate. Also, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) and the participating artists, Steve has designed and produced the Open Studios maps featured in every catalogue since 2002.