Foster Area

Experienced professional graphic design for print and packaging

“My goal is to design effective, head-turning visual solutions that enhance the client’s unique identity, creating greater brand awareness for them in the marketplace and bringing a return on investment that proves there’s inherent value associated with good design in the corporate world.”

Steve Turmell is an Addy® award-winning graphic designer who has led numerous successful designs (and one that was awful) in the marketplace for products that could be found at Walmart, Dollar Tree, Pilot Truck Stops, Borders Books, Barnes & Noble, Alco and Walgreens. Steve has also designed a variety of advertisements found in internationally recognized publications such as Downbeat, Billboard, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Blues Review, Fanfare, Living Blues, and Mother Jones. Prior to his long-standing position in Portland as senior designer at the Allegro Media Group, Steve worked for decorated ad agency Caler & Company located in Akron, OH. He also worked as a senior designer for a marketing firm, The Freeman Group, and designed for Baker Book House, an international book publishing company located in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Beyond his day job he also does freelance work for FABA, his local community business organization and consults with area businesses on marketing, brand advertising and the power of effective visual communication. With great tenacity, Steve is currently pursuing the study of audio recording, engineering, restoration and forensics. He enjoys studying and playing music as a session/performance drummer, supporting a plethora of local bands in a variety of genres. Any tidbit of valuable free time he has left is spent on the bike, hiking a trail somewhere in the great landscape of the Pacific Northwest, or diving into weird, uncanny, and bizarre movies by surrealist directors such as Lynch, Jodorowsky, and Aronofsky.

Steve Turmell Visual Communications produced the 2014 Foster Area Business Association brochure and is the 2016 Foster District Map.