Steve Tagsold grew up in the small town of Blissfield, Michigan. Steve has always liked all forms of art from drawing and painting, to photography and design. He also enjoys experimenting with new mediums and different techniques with his artwork. One of Steve’s earliest inspirations was seeing Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait at the Toledo Art Museum, which was painted using the pointillism technique. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University, he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to pursue a career in graphic design. Steve currently works as a Senior Graphic Designer at Leith Marketing. At Leith Marketing, Steve creates, develops and executes ad campaigns, corporate identity systems and branding collateral, including brochures, catalogs, direct mail, web designs and development, packaging, signage and local televsion commercials for nationally known brands, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar.
It was in 2006 when he began designing with push pins. "I like making the viewer study and examine my art in order to see it. If the viewer doesn’t see the image at first, it’s okay because it catches their attention and causes them to look harder. The harder they look at the piece the more rewarding it is for the viewer to see and enjoy the art." Similarly, Steve has always been intrigued by the Magic Eye 3D Illusion Art. To this day, Steve still can’t see the 3D images, yet he still keeps on looking and that is the interest Steve tries to create with Pin Art.
In his free time, Steve is very involved within the community and his church, teaching Sunday School classes and volunteering on local and international service and mission projects.