Great visual concepts communicate ideas and have the power to captivate audiences. This is what Furia Rubel’s graphic designer and illustrator, Steph Hnat, does for the agency and its clients. She has a penchant for all things visual, from social media content and digital marketing assets, to printed materials, trade show graphics, presentation decks and podcast materials. Steph’s focus as a content creator is to present clean, well-researched and practical ideas that will resonate with each target audience. In her free time, Steph works to expand her knowledge of UX/UI design to cultivate better design systems for websites.

Based out of Pittsburgh, PA, Steph has always been a member of the local art community. Her first job was with Top Notch Art Supply in the center of Oakland’s collegiate community where she was a graphic designer. This experience inspired her to attended college at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she received a BFA in illustration and a minor in printmaking.

Steph worked as a designer with beauty brand, Framesi North America (FNA), focusing on branding and improving organic social media engagement among the Italian Style Design Team of FNA. She also specialized in creating print and digital marketing assets such as website graphics, trade shows, printed and presentation materials.

In 2018, Steph established a freelance graphic design and website development business. Her love for diverse experiences in a fast-paced environment gave her the opportunity to design websites, logos, branded literature, digital graphics, and social media all with a focus on brand consistency and flexible design strategies.

Later, as the Director of Graphics for international liturgical design studio, Rohn Custom Studio, Steph supported installations of skillfully crafted fine art, designing systems to reflect symbolism. While working at Rohn’s, Steph helped implement new creation strategies to improve best practices and workflow by CMS and key knowledge in file organization and management.

Steph has spent time teaching at Laurel Technical Institute on large-format printing. She provides students a foundational knowledge of best practices when operating a large-format printer for producing artistic quality prints. Steph also sells wild bird art at local craft shows around Pennsylvania.

From the Furia Rubel News Desk