STEPHANIE TODARO, Founder + Creative Director
Whether taking photos of a sustainable farm on the outskirts of Virginia, or blogging about the everyday happenings in the animal world, Stephanie has always focused her work on the subjects she is most passionate about. Writer by trade and designer by practice, she has always pursued a career in the creative realm and continue to seek out opportunities that allow her to stretch her artistic muscles.
Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over, including DC, New York and Italy. She studied history and journalism as an undergraduate at DePaul University, and earned her master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2008. She now lives in Los Angeles where she works as the founder and Creative Director of S.Todaro Creative Studio, contributing editor to the popular home and product design site, DesignSponge.com, and creator of the dog design blog, HouseofHarvey.com.
Over the course of her career, Stephanie has contributed to a variety of publications, including The New York Post, Vanity Fair, Domino, Budget Travel, Sherman’s Travel, Modern Luxury, Urbino Now, and Anthology, has worked in the editorial and photo departments of several print and online companies, and has acted as the Director of Web Development and Strategy at the LA-based digital media start-up EQAL. Today, she is busy running S.Todaro Creative Studio and is currently working on the launch of several creative projects.
When she is not on deadline, Stephanie can be found photographing her dog (often times in elaborate costumes), hiking, biking along the coast, reading scripts, crafting holiday wreathes, speaking conversational Spanish and Italian, and traveling the globe. And when in an extra-pleasant mood, you can find Stephanie singing karaoke at a local dive bar or daydreaming about owning a farm in Tuscany.
JENN BEENING, Content + Social Media Strategist
Jenn was born and raised in the windy city where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. During her undergraduate studies, Jenn began to hone her creative talents with several musically-inclined companies and publications. In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles for no other reason than to satisfy her itch to explore new territory and boost her social circles.
On a professional level, Jenn has experience in marketing, social media management, and digital publishing. Most recently, she worked as Associate Editor and Social Media Strategist for the LA-based digital media start-up EQAL (where she met Stephanie Todaro). Currently, Jenn is passionate about collaborating with creative, likeminded clients and sharing their vision with the world.
When she isn’t busy with professional projects, Jenn is looking for adventure. She spends her leisure hours reading fiction novels, practicing yoga, sipping margaritas, exploring her surroundings, meeting as many strangers as humanly possible, watching documentaries and dreaming of her next move. Should the stars align, you might find Jenn teaching English in a rural Ecuadorian town and returning to graduate school in the coming years.
SANJAY BAWAN, Business Development
Sanjay is a born and bred Los Angeleno. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Business he went on to pursue a career in finance, primarily working in the international sector. He has since gone on to work in a variety of fields, including of import/export, web development, engineering and healthcare systems. As part of the S. Todaro Creative Studio team, Sanjay helps procure new clientele and support the continuing growth of the company.
When off the clock, he can be found researching new startups, product launches and local entrepreneurs. He has a passion for photography, music and graphic design. And he currently serves on the junior board for The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, hoping one day to start a non-profit project of his own.