Gary Steffins

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Creative Director &


I find myself spending a lot of my time either tweaking and tinkering with my mountain bike or with my code and design, and since dreams of becoming a professional mountain biker haven’t worked out (yet), I feel pretty good about my last seventeen years in the web design industry, and look forward to what’s around the corner (both web and trail).

Favorite Projects

case studies in the werks...


design from recent to ancient

2013 - 2010

2009 - 2005

  • TastyBite
  • Factory Girl: The Movie
  • Arthur and the Invisibles
  • Assurant
  • Bio Tissue
  • City of Annapolis
  • Inovis

2004 - 1996

  • Climbmonkey
  • Airmunition
  • Alexander Properties
  • All Points Realty
  • Atlanta Classic Cars
  • BlueDarter Solutions
  • Bushong Industries
  • City Plaza Condos
  • Connoly Realty
  • Fish Market Piranaha Bar
  • Gables Residential
  • Gables Corporate Accomodations
  • Game Day Centers
  • George Warren Insurance
  • JP Turner LLC.
  • iPRO inc.
  • The K Display Group
  • Kensington Station
  • Marc-x Consulting
  • Northside Hospital School of Sleep Medicine
  • The Oaks at West University
  • Orphan Grain Train
  • PCchairs
  • Reata at River Oaks
  • SalesForceTools
  • SecureRack
  • Staffing Technologies
  • StephenFuller
  • SWH Properties
  • SWH Hotels
  • Uniwell USA
  • Vita Specialty Foods
  • WacoBoom


Background Check

With sixteen years of experience in the design industry, I’ve been fortunate to be able to distinguish myself as an award-winning graphic designer and creative director. I feel fortunate to have built relationships with some amazing people and clients, producing projects ranging from the EPA to the Weinstein Company.

I’ve worked hard to elevate the level of design, standards, project management and the development processes for each company I’ve worked with. Working through all the up’s and downs in the advertising and web design business since 1994 after graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in Psychology and Communications. Always looking forward to tackling the next amazing project with the team of great designers, front-end developers and code heavy hitters I work with... and then go ride my bike as fast as I can through the woods.

Currently, my focus in business is setting my company, Aktiv Studios, apart from other firms by combining the very best in creative web site design, development and customer experience.

Addy award
NAGC Award
Pillars of the Industry Award

A few kudos