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Renée Stevens, owner of R studio, is a designer, photographer, filmographer, multimedia producer and educator living in Syracuse, NY. 

Renée's main drive is her PASSION for great collaborative work among many fields of visual communication. She splits her time between working in the STUDIO, teaching at at Syracuse University, playing with her 1 year old DAUGHTER, and spending time outside finding inspiration for her next project. She is currently an Assistant PROFESSOR at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in the Multimedia Photography and Design Department. She teaches graphic DESIGN, motion graphics, designing for the web, MULTIMEDIA storytelling, and PHOTOGRAPHY for multimedia. She is also an exclusive designer for Minted, where she is part of a group of brilliant indie designers from around the word.

Renée has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work across different medias, but her proudest achievements happen everyday through the work of her students. Ask anyone of her students and they will tell you that she is obsessed with TYPOGRAPHY, and will make sure they understand the difference between a typeface and a font. 

In November of 2014 she released a documentary, Building a Family. This film inspired the direction of her creative agenda; to help document and tell the stories of people preparing for adoption. After experiencing this process first hand, she was inspired to contribute her skills to help bring families together through the adoption process.


photo by Melissa Lyttle

photo by Melissa Lyttle