Meet Steven

Meet Our CTO and Creative Director

Hometown: DuQuoin, Illinois
Education: BFA, Southern Illinois University
Interests: Adventure Racing, Cycling, Wood Turning, Archaeology

Internet Marketing Bio & Experience:

I am the Creative Director for is an Internet marketing agency that specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), local SEO, website design, blogging, content development, social media marketing and branding.

I have an extensive background in web marketing and design. I graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a an emphasis on Communication Design. I have worked in both the print and digital industries.

Before my career with, I was the Creative Director for Gari Media Group, a multi-media company that works extensively within the broadcasting industry. While Creative Director, I was a part of a team that helped generate over one billion advertising impressions for broadcasting giants like NBC and produced thousands of pieces of creative that helped launch multiple successful programs all over the United States. I also produced creative, oversaw scheduling, and dealt directly with outdoor media vendors that ran digital billboards nationwide.

Personal Bio:

I currently live in Columbia, Illinois with my wife, Tara and two sons, Elijah & Avett. When I’m not working and intaking hazardous amounts of coffee (seriously like twelve cups a day), my interests include reading, mountain biking, wood lathe turning, and adventure races.

Other Random Facts & Accomplishments:

  • I’m an avid, albeit unsuccessful, adventure racer and cyclist
  • I’m a member of both the Illinois and Missouri Archaeological Societies

Steven Willi

CTO | Creative Director

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