Bighorn Creek – YaHa Tinda Ranch
Abandoned Farmstead - Manitoulin Island
Fresh Snow & Hoarfrost - Innisfail, Alberta
Steve Speer is a visual artist living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a respected artist and teacher whose work is hung in many corporate offices and private residences both nationally and internationally.
His key areas of focus are architecture, the rural and urban landscape and environmental portraiture. His images portray a clean sense of structure and balance and he strives for ultimate sharpness and detail in all of his work. Steve states, “I love the exploratory visual process of photography and design. Seeing with intensity is very gratifying to me as an artist and when a viewer or client connects with my art, I feel that I have created something meaningful”.
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Steve Speer has spent the past 25 years honing his visual skills and he believes that the essence of great design (in graphics and photography) is simplicity and attention to detail. This vision is evident in the work in his portfolio.
Before starting on any project, he listens carefully to his clients needs and the provides a project brief which clearly outlines the project specifics.
As a professional member of the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) for over 22 years, Steve has kept pace with the changes in graphic design and photography. This thorough understanding of print, web design and photography served him well as a session instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Photography has been a common thread throughout Steve's life. Says Steve, "I started shooting photographs in the mid 70's and I have been shooting consistently since then. I am as excited now as I have ever been about my photography and am continually grateful to have chosen this visual path".
As the art director of The Studio Group, Steve was responsible for the visual creative direction of this 12 person graphic design studio.
A professional graphic designer with 25+ years experience.
An accomplished photographer with over 45 years experience.
A qualified professional with high standards who pays attention to detail.
Steve Speer's personal vision has been developed over decades and the portfolios below represent over 25 years in the graphic design business and more than 40 years of personal and project photography.
DaDe Art & Design Lab curates lifestyle, providing innovative and exclusive products and services that enhance living. With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy, DaDe offers a complete product range for modern living.
DaDe Art & Design (Calgary)
Steve displays his series "China Portraits" at ARTA Gallery during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photo festival in Toronto during May, 2013. On display were 24 portraits from farming villages in Guangdong Province and several leprosy colonies in Yunnan Province.
Steve Speer's photography is selected for the visual content of Freisens Printing's 2015 engagement calendar. The calendar, which will be printed and distributed internationally is due to be delivered in the fall of 2014.
Steve Speer's photography (Suncor project) is included in the Lenswork publication, Looking at Images, A Deeper Look at Selected Photographs.