who we are
SA Designs Unltd. is a diverse group of creative professionals focused on providing design and marketing solutions in an ever-evolving business environment.
Our team is small by choice, comprised of true specialists, which allows us to eliminate overhead and dedicate all of our resources to your project.
Odd hours? We will work them. Short deadlines? We will meet them. High expectations? We will surpass them.
Much more than just a consultant, we will become your strategic design partner. SA Designs brings over 35 years of collective creative expertise in web design, brand and identity development, event design, marketing, advertising, and photography.
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meet the team
Stephen Heck - Founder / Web Development
As the Founder and President of SA Designs Unltd., Stephen brings over 15 years of experience in dynamic website development, search engine optimization (SEO), and mobile marketing technology to all projects. Ten years ago, Stephen assembled a select group of design and technology professionals to deliver custom design solutions. Under Stephen’s leadership and business development strategy, projects were most successful and SA Designs was formed. Since then, services have expanded and the firm has grown with additional team members servicing a diverse client base. Today, Stephen remains focused on developing new client relationships, managing the progress of all projects, and maintaining our competitive edge by harnessing the power of new technologies and creative trends.
Matt Corely - Master Programmer
Since graduating Oregon State University Degree in CS, Matt has spent the last eight years in the web development industry doing custom programming identifying bug bites and design for 50+ companies around the world. He has extensive PHP and programming skills and has developed much of the HTML and WordPress software you see today and proven success running a multitude of web start up projects.
Josh Jones - Master Programmer
With over 15 years of computer experience in development, networking and programming design, Josh brings years of knowledge to the projects he is involved in. Josh holds a Masters in Computer Project Development and Programming and is also a licensed teacher with nearly 10 years of teaching experience. After leaving the education world, Josh pursued software development and has worked with leading businesses such as Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Milyoni, and DirectSong. Josh developed a niche business in the world of e-commerce and has extensive knowledge in HTML, PHP, ActionScript, desktop and mobile development, User-Interface design, and database design. Josh is passionate about making software that is usable, easy to operate, and competitive.
Timothy West - Creative Director
With over 15 years of professional design and marketing experience, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to all new design projects. Since graduating The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University with a degree in design, Tim has worked closely with some of the country’s largest and most successful companies – directing their marketing campaigns, branding initiatives and advertising strategies. In addition to corporate marketing and design work, Tim excels in the areas of creative direction, collateral material development and packaging/presentation for events such as weddings, restaurant openings, trade shows, and real estate developments.
Rick Ovesen - Designer
Since graduating The Art Institute of Boston with a degree in Design, Rick has been developing special event displays, corporate identities, and marketing campaigns for major clients. Rick is also our resident photographer and has managed all of our major shoots involving portraiture and product photography. As a key part of our creative team with over 12 years of experience, his strong visual eye, knowledge of typography, illustration skill set, and ability to think outside the box make Rick a valuable asset to all SA Designs projects.
Christopher Vlaun - Designer
Chris started his design career in 1997 as a studio assistant for Scott Vlaun Photography. One of his first projects was with the Sterling Group on the photography for the launch of Seeds of Change food. Inspired by what he saw, he enrolled in the Art Institute of Boston, graduating in 2002 with a degree in design. After extensive design and marketing work within the music industry and continued collaboration with Moose Pond Arts+Ecology, Chris became the Marketing Director for Bass Industries, where he produced award winning promotions and became known nationally for his innovative design work.