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New perspectives as an independent creative

Hello

Poulos Collective is a design consultancy that specializes in visual design and ux strategy for design systems, mobile applications and desktop platforms.
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CTIA

Mobile Vision

Design concepts that lead the redesign effort across digital properties for CTIA, representing the U.S. wireless communications industry and companies throughout the mobile ecosystem.
Poulos CTIA Mobile
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Testimonials

I have been working along side Stefan for just short of 5 years and they've been the most impactful years in my career so far. He's the only person I know in this business who somehow manages to perform like a machine and at the same time stay human. He works harder than anyone I've ever known and cares deeply about the work we do. He's incredibly passionate, has his finger on every pulse of our industry and has a wealth of inspiration and knowledge that's impossible to keep up with. He makes me want to be a better creative and a better person, every day.
Alison Medland, IDEO
I have worked with many creative people, both art directors and writers, and Stefan is that rare gem that makes the job of managing easy and worthwhile. He is a great talent visually and conceptually, and is one of the most thoughtful, insightful creatives I know. There is no challenge that he cannot meet and it always seems that the bigger the load, the more creative and productive he is.
Ann Tracey, Discovery Channel
I've had the professional pleasure of working with and for Stefan and his creative group associates for many years, and he consistently insists on and delivers quality - in his work results, in his relationships, in his management of others. His ability to maintain a positive and calm outlook even under pressure is a key asset, and as a vendor-partner, he's an ideal client and someone both his peers and I look up to. Any organization that demands a high-level of creative vision coupled with professional execution across any media would be lucky to have him. I'd hire him in a second and I'm proud to know him.
Paul van Winkle, CEO Function Marketing
voyce

Health and Well-being Platform Β for Dogs

Overall design and creative direction for all aspects of Voyce, a smart dog collar and total health and wellness system. This included branding, marketing and complete product ux strategy and visual design for both consumer and veterinary professional experiences.
Poulos Voyce Dog Illustration
Photo: Cade Martin

Behind the Octopus

Stefan Poulos is the founder and lead creative of Poulos Collective, a design consultancy that specializes in visual design and ux strategy for design systems, digital products, mobile applications and desktop platforms.
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Stefan has an unusual multi-disciplinary background that he brings to the work today. A native Floridian, he attended Ringling College of Art & Design where he studied fine art, illustration, sculpture and design communication. First starting at Robrady Design, a product and industrial design company and then at C.S.A. Design in Minneapolis, working alongside the renown Charles S. Anderson.
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Stefan held the position of Creative Director at Discovery Channel and Science Channel, where he was responsible for all disciplines of work including print, outdoor, interactive, social media and working seamlessly with the broadcast team to ensure creative consistency across all platforms. His acclaimed work on brands such as Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, Mythbusters, Planet Earth and Shark Week has reached a global audience in 170 countries.
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Prior to founding Poulos Collective, he was Executive Creative Director at Pappas Group where he led the work for Virgin America, Voyce, Syfy, Geico, African Wildlife Foundation and SpaghettiOs.
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Industry Experience

Entertainment

Discovery Channel
Science Channel
Syfy
TLC

Travel & Hospitality

Virgin America
Marriott
Hilton
DoubleTree
Visit Florida
Cvent

Sports

Under Armour
Fox Sports

Education

Blackboard
Ellucian
Discovery Education
Georgetown University
Rosetta Stone

Technology

New Brand Analytics
Verato
CTIA
DMI

Healthcare

Modernizing Medicine
Novartis
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Wishlist Projects

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Health & Fitness

Watches, Fitness Equipment, Activity Trackers, Pet Monitoring
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Museums & Non-profits

Environmental Orgs, Animal Conservation, Arts, Entertainment
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Responsive Web Applications

Dashboards, Data Visualization, SaaS, Marketplaces, etc.

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virgin america

Inflight Experience

Visual design and user experience for the seat back entertainment system on Virgin America.
Ellucian

Elevating Higher Ed

Developing a new design system and overall product design direction for Ellucian, a global education software company.
marriott

Designing for the Future of Travel

Design lead at Marriott International providing overall design vision for their new guest and associate experiences across all e-commerce platforms. This includes homepage, property sites, mobile app, loyalty and guest room entertainment. This work is in progress.