Cory and Craig Stevenson
Cory Stevenson has worked as a Graphic Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the creative team charged with creating and implementing a creative strategy for the 3-states Chicago region, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Stevenson formerly worked for the Cook County Law Library, in the IT department, assisting the Systems Administrator with running the Law Library’s Local Area Network and with graphic design needs.
He also took on additional accounting responsibilities for two years, when a supervisor became terminally ill. Teaching and helping others realize their dreams has led Stevenson and his twin brother to freelance visual consult, allowing him to utilize the skills they developed at the University of Minnesota. Stevenson has studied for four years to obtain an equivalency of a Masters Degree in Spirituality, passing on what he has learned in a multitude of ways. As part of Christ Universal Temple he served as the co-president of a young adult organization. He also assisted their marketing team with Brand Management, Design, Marketing and Social Media. And, he volunteers and served on the board of directors of Project Osmosis Education and Mentoring Initiative, a design not-for-profit that mentors urban youth by introducing to design disciplines. He also served as one of the first Co-director of Fundraising for Architecture for Humanity Chicago. Cory believes that creativity is a huge factor in living systems. And, that if “a great vision is the raw ingredient to creating great achievements within an organization,” then the use of effective communication, integrated-marketing, and fundraising to support that vision is the alchemy that supplies the magic to achieve great things. Cory Stevenson believes in honing the best of what today’s innovative methods and technology to achieve organizational and fundraising goals. He has taught Visual Art at Legacy Charter School for 3 years; and he has taught classes for the past 6 years in Visual Art, Contemporary History and Leadership for High Jump Chicago, a non-profit that prepares minority youth for top independent, parochial and boarding schools around the nation; and he also consults.
Craig Stevenson is a visual designer, educator and arts advocate. A Chicago native, he is currently exploring the systematic empowerment of sustainable communities through design and alternative health. A lot of this work has been explored with +space whose mission is to activate and revitalized unutilized spaces. He has worked as a design consultant with the Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County Health and Hospital Systems Planning and Public Affairs Divisions. Also, he has worked with Christ Universal Temple and the Universal Foundational on systems design, marketing, strategic planning and social media campaigns. His work has appeared in numerous publications including New Vision in Business and the critically acclaimed book Post Black. Stevenson also has taught Contemporary Art and Design Studio at the Art Institute of Chicago. A Chicago native, Stevenson had led a number or arts and youth mentorship programs and spent several years as the Director of Mentoring for Project Osmosis Education and Mentoring Initiative. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Electronic Media (Animation and Installation Design) and Archeworks in Alternative Design. He and continues his advocacy assisting Architecture for Humanity as a Co-director of Communications and project lead for public interest design projects such as Habitat Humanity – Chicago Heights Community Center and the Islamic Muslim Action Network (IMAN) – Food desert/Corner Store Initiative. Stevenson has just completed the inaugural class of Latino Policy Forum’s Multicultural Leadership Program which focused on bringing diverse communities together for common goals. He also finds himself extremely fortunate to be working with High Jump teaching Leaders and Leaders exposing youth to their learning styles, and unique skills and talent to create impacting change in the world and Entrepreneurship at North Lawndale College Prep.