Steven Butler

Creative Operations Manager, DEI + Designmatters Department

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Steven Butler is the Creative Operations Manager for DEI & Designmatters as well as an ArtCenter Alum (Film ’13).  In his role, Steven lends his oversight to the archive of the department, interfaces with partners in the media and professional organizations to expedite asset requests and manages the many kinds of storytelling platforms of the department including the website, blogs and social media channels.  In addition to conceptualizing and originating unique stories that support the social impact design work of our students and alumni, Steven is the master archivist of the department and coordinates many of the competition entries of project outcomes that originate in Designmatters studios.

In both his personal projects and his work with DEI & Designmatters, Steven utilizes his many talents in the creative field, working as a filmmaker, choreographer and designer.

Before coming to ArtCenter, Steven worked primarily as a dancer and choreographer. Some of his television and film credits include: Transformers 2 the Revenge of the Fallen, The Teen Choice Awards, The Latin Grammy’s, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Vibe Awards, Regis and Kelly, Weeds and Good Morning America.  Steven has also had the pleasure of working with such recording artists as Ludacris, Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Paulina Rubio, Cheat Codes and Macy Gray.

Steven has directed music videos for Precarious Records, Ultra Records and Raid Recording, and received screenwriting and directing accolades from Standard Vision, Slamdance, The Addy Awards, The Telly Awards and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Blue Ribbon Panel.

In addition to his creative work, Steven is a 2018 TED Speaker. By intersecting his creative passions and vast practical experience in varying artistic fields, Steven aims to use art as a means of storytelling that both engages and inspires viewers and participants while simultaneously shaping a progressive and culturally relevant narrative.