Renée Stevens is an award-winning motion and augmented reality designer, educator, and public speaker currently located in Syracuse, NY. Her design and creative research looks at how Augmented Reality can help overcome Learning Disabilities. She splits her time between owning and running a freelance interactive design studio and as an Assistant Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also the Associate Chair of the Multimedia Photography and Design Department where she oversees the Design Program. She was named a 2017 Educator to Watch by GDUSA. As a speaker she has been invited to events around the world, including SXSW, AIGA, and the Eastern European Conference on Social Media, to talk about her work in Augmented Reality. She is an active member of AIGA Upstate New York and serves on the board as the Assistant Director of Education. Stevens has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards from Graphis, Print, GDUSA, AEJMC, Minted, and Lightwork, but her proudest achievements happen every day through the work of her students. Her favorite things include properly kerned type, perfectly paced music, and beautiful whitespace.
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