After helping launch my parents' company, Red Clay Soap in 2012, I opened Page1 Branding to support, strengthen, or launch sustainable businesses through purposeful web design and meaningful brand development. I believe that great design comes through understanding. When you focus on understanding a client for who they are rather than what they want to do, you're better able to visualize their needs.

Great design comes through understanding. When you focus on a client for who they are rather than what they want to do, you’re better able to visualize their needs.
— Stephen Palacino

I've worked in advertising and marketing since 2006, and even met my wife (also a graphic designer) while working at an ad agency. She is my balance. I enjoy cooking, skiing, and writing—and have written about web design trends and design inspiration for CreativeMarket.com and HeyDesign.comMy wife and I recently had our first child and are finally learning the value of sleep.