Marc Stress founded Stressdesign in 2000 with a singular goal: develop compelling brand communications led by design thinking. Nearly 15 years later, Marc has steered the company to successful heights and helped dozens of clients exceed their marketing potential and business goals.
Marc's career history includes stints in small design boutiques, in-house design studios, and in one of the largest design firms in the northeast. Marc built Stressdesign on those experiences, and set out to create a design focused office that includes client insight and creativity as part of the process. Also, Marc has served AIGA locally and nationally since 1993, most recently on a National Task Force for social media. In 2008, Marc was selected as a GD USA People To Watch.
Across the arc of his career, Marc has worked with a wide range of brands, and created award winning solutions from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies as well as exclusive boutique brands including 3M, Disney, Dummies™, Home Depot, JPMorgan, Pass&Seymour Legrand, RCB Funds, and many others.
Marc has acted as a judge for, and been a recipient of, numerous international design awards, as well as other honors from professional organizations and publications. He speaks regularly to companies about how design and branding benefit all organizations, and to students about career development. He also serves on the boards of several organizations, and as an ad-hoc brand consultant to many companies and non-profit organizations.