“Steve Duncan’s aesthetic talents are unmatched. With a beat on pop culture and design through the ages, our projects benefited immensely from his skilled eye and extensive training. Whether whimsical or traditional, Steve is able to transform a slip of an idea into a persuasive and enchanting vision in a wide variety of formats. Best of all, he is an absolute joy to work with. His positive attitude and deft interpersonal skills make brainstorming and execution an absolute pleasure. I hope to work with him again!”
Steven Duncan is an absolute creative genius! His graphic skills are unparalleled. The detail and intricacies of his designs are so complex. Each layer and effect he applies are deliberate and thoughtful which results in works of art. Working with Steven was a blast. I still hold great memories that bring a smile to my face and occasionally break out in giggles. I would highly recommend Steven for and project...versatile, talented, and fun!
The set design for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre’s Fall 2016 production of Leonard Bernstein’s musical Wonderful Town was inspired by a graphic illustration by Steven Duncan so much so that our set designer Todd Rosenthal contacted the artist asking if we had his permission to recreate something similar. He was actually thrilled and is going to be attending a performance. When working on a set, we do all types of research and look at many images. There was something special about the lighthearted nature of that illustration and it’s portrayal of the buildings of the New York skycap
Steve was the first Creative Director (Suzy’s Zoo) with whom I had the opportunity to work directly. He was fundamental in shaping the way I approached design, art and presentation. His style was effortless. I am still in awe of what he is able to dream up. Unique, creative designs and pitches seem to just flow from him. He taught me so much about how to work collaboratively and the fundamentals of design. A true mentor and excellent talent. I’d love to work with Steve again.