SPOTLIGHT: SHEREE STEPHENSON, SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Welcome to our first Ramp spotlight, a regular feature that we created to help you get to know us a little better. This time out we’d like you to meet our extremely talented senior art director, Sheree Stephenson. We caught up with her recently, because we sit right near her pretty much every day, and here’s what we found out:
Where were you born?
How did you wind up here?
I went to school in Kingston – Queens University for Fine Arts. When I graduated I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do but Toronto seemed like a logical place to land while I figured it out. There is not much by way of arts and culture jobs in a small town like Sarnia.
What’s your go-to entertainment wise?
Hard to say, I don’t think I like just one kind of anything.
Music: My Spotify mix is killer – Just ask our director of client services, Doug. I guess I would call it indie electronic?
Books: I am attempting to read (for the third time) a book called “S” by Doug Dorst and conceived by J.J. Abrams.
Some current favourites:
TV: Please Like Me (4 seasons currently streaming on netflix)
Movie: Clouds of Sils Maria
What do you take out of town visitors to see when they visit Toronto?
A really great restaurant. Toronto’s restaurant scene is amazing. There’s nothing like sitting at the bar at Oyster Boy on Queen St. We also like the ROM if they are into it.
You’ve been with Ramp for a while now. What do you like about it?
The rewarding work with our great clients.
In what way is it rewarding?
Creative problem solving is one of the best aspects of my job. Bringing something unexpected to the table for a client.
Our core values stress being big-hearted. What charities do you like to support?
We give to CAMH, I like knowing that the money is going to help local Toronto people who need it. On the flip side of that, we also give to the Red Cross which is an international organization.
What’s the best place you’ve visited?
The Canadian Rockies. I lived out west as a kid so they featured prominently in a lot of our family vacations when I was growing up.
Who do you follow?
• Stats Canada for 101% of the Can-Con laughs in my feed
Sheree’s about as versatile as they get, moving seamlessly from digital to print and back again, always with an eye on the objectives of the strategy. She’s a champion of great creative and one of the reasons our clients are so successful.
Are you curious about the rest of the Ramp team?
Next in the spotlight: Our Director of Client Services, Doug Harrison!