Steve Santer – Digital Art Direction and Motion Design

About Steve Santer

With over 12 years experience in the industry I’m well versed in developing design strategies, designing to strategies, and driving projects through to a successful outcome. I’m a senior level, hands-on, creative designer covering diverse expertise in; Art Direction, UX and UI Design, Illustration, 3D Art & Motion Design.

Currently I work in Noosa, Queensland, Australia, across a range of Design and Production services; Branding, UX Design and UI Design across digital products, 3D & 2D digital art / illustrations, and motion design briefs. My clients are a mix of agencies, publishers, studios, TV producers, start-ups and other direct organisations.

I have worked on a number of award winning projects for both online and mobile apps: WilderQuest iPad app winner of 11 AIMIAs, Trocoxil iPad app Bronze Clio, Streets Paddle Pop (online) AIMIA Finalist, just to name a few.

As a creative specialist in the digital industry, I am able to work proficiently across several design disciplines including; User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) for mobile apps, games and online products, as well as 3D animation and motion design.

Design and art direction experience

My design and art direction experience covers a myriad of industry types, below is not an exhaustive list and covers the last 12 years across different agencies and through my own studio:

  • kids’ games and education apps (National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW),
  • online and mobile B2B (Leap Legal software, ING Investor, Electrolux Intranet),
  • FMCG and Consumer discretionary brands (Cup-a-soup, Paddle Pop, GWF, Ribena, John West, AmbiPur, Ikea) ,
  • electronics (Sunbeam, Breville, Electrolux, Nintendo Australia, Pioneer),
  • automotive (Subaru),
  • pharmaceuticals (GSK, Pfizer, Zoetis, Bayer),
  • mining and infrastructure (Ausenco),
  • entertainment (Hoyts Entertainment, Dendy Cinemas, Fox 8).

If you have a project coming up or a design challenge in front of you, and you need a to talk ideas and strategy, or design solutions, or production needs get in touch! If you’d like to see more of my work check out the portfolio section of the site. I’ve recently added a news section too, where I upload things I’m learning which is a part of my job that I never get tired of.

Design skill set overview

  • Experienced lead creative / design director / art director
  • Hands on designer with expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Strong UX (User Experience) Design skills including user-flows and wireframing
  • Expert motion design experience with After Effects (and Trapcode Suite)
  • Skilled with Premiere / Final Cut
  • 3D Artist / Generalist with Cinema 4D Studio R16
  • 2D Illustration
  • 2D character animation and rigging using ToonBoom Harmony
  • Expert at Flash development and animation (AS3 + Away3D)
  • Excellent comprehension of branding and design in digital media
  • High level of research and communication skills
  • SpriteKit game programming / development and design for iOS
  • Traditional art skills (photography, sketching)
  • Experienced at mentoring junior members of creative teams
  • Experienced art directing photo shoots


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