After receiving my BFA in film from Syracuse University in 1999 I began my career in the public health sector creating educational content for children. In 2007 I founded Karptoons to expand my focus from solely health-based edutainment products to stories for all ages for commercial and corporate clients.
My longtime relationship with PBS KIDS has resulted in a feature length film's worth of animation for the iconic children's brand. From countless on-air promos, to original content like: PBSKIDS ROCKS!, Word of the Week, the "Talk About" series, Animal Alphabet, Kart Kingdom, and credit bed animations for seven series. I've also overseen the creation of series promo toolkits for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Pinkalicious, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Elinor Wonders Why, Donkey Hodie, Alma's way, Rosie's Rules, and Work It Out Wombats.
I had the privilege of serving as Director of Animation for seven years at one of DC's top creative companies and post production houses, Interface Media Group. Some highlights at IMG include helping to usher in the PBS KIDS on air rebrand in 2013 and the 24 hour channel launch in 2018. Leading the design and animation efforts for the reopening of the "Nation To Nation" exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian. I directed a national animated PSA for electric scooter safety and several award winning messaging videos for the Credit Union National Association, Children's National Medical Center, and The US Department of State.
Steves Career Credits Include Work For :
PBS KIDS, Sesame, Nat Geo, The US Department of State, The National Museum of The American Indian, AMTRAK, AARP, The DC Lottery, The Washington Post, The American Red Cross, Nestle Europe, The World Bank, NBC Nightly News, Children’s National Medical Center, The National Credit Union Association, The National Association of Realtors, DIA, Interface Media Group, August Lang and Husak, MDB Communications, Wunderman, Bully! Entertainment, and Mediatavern.
Additional Fun Facts !
-Proud husband and girl dad.
-World's worst dog trainer.
-DC and 'CUSE sports nut.
-Sci-fi and comic geek.
-1980’s TV savant.