Steve Gordon Jr

[ creative director / brand architect / designer / knight of ren? ]

RDQLUS (pronounced "ridiculous") is Steve Gordon Jr; award-winning designer, creative consultant, internationally published author, featured speaker. Steve is most comfortable solving puzzles; thinking up creative solutions to equations. What began as an award-winning design career shifted to instinctive ideation, the study of—and immersion into—subcultures, and the idea that even the best artwork is not enough—not special at all. It is storytelling, combined with the visual elements, that reveals and elevates a brand. 

Steve is the author of '100 Habits for Successful Freelance Designers' and '365 Habits of Successful Designers' (Rockport Publishers), and the work of RDQLUS CREATIVE has been featured in design industry publications and annuals such as the collections and Logo Lounge "Master Library" series, and RDQLUS' ahead-of-the-curve approach has been highlighted as a future trend by "Graphic Design USA."

Also a keynote speaker, Steve has been featured at national conferencessuch as the HOW Design Live conference, the Creative Freelancer Conference and local “Meet the Pros” & BarCamp events.

Video shot, directed & edited by Bill Sitzmann, Sitzmann Photography