Steven permanently joined Pendant’s design team in September, 2020 after a brief stint as an intern. He loves the challenging environment and the people, and so decided that a future with Pendant was a great choice.
Steven is a fan of Bart Simpson’s antics, especially because he used to (and says he still does occasionally) get away with similar antics. We have not observed him skateboarding through the panel shop, and we’ve never heard him tell anyone (except for Sai) to not have a cow, but we’ll take him at his word and keep an eye out for any such antics.
Outside of Pendant, Steven has a passion for cooking. He’s been known to make his own sushi, which we guess counts as cooking? He also enjoys working out.
Steven’s choices for favorite book (Six of Crows) and favorite movie (Venom) are completely unknown to this writer. However, Steven describes his interest in the movie as an attraction to the idea of the anti-hero. A key takeaway for him from the movie is that you should strive to make the best impression you can on everyone you meet, but don’t sweat it too much if someone just flat out doesn’t like you. He advises against holding grudges, and has realized at his tender age that life is too short to go through it angry.
Steven grew up in Forest Hill, Maryland, not too far from Pendant’s Havre de Grace headquarters, which he enjoys because of its proximity to the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay, and the smell of salt in the air.
As for sports, Steven would much rather play than watch, meaning that he’s one of those people that doesn’t exclusively reserve Sunday afternoons in the fall to cheer on the Ravens as they inevitably destroy everything in their path. This, of course, makes us question his character, but we’ll reserve judgment until we see how he progresses as a designer. And even if he fails that test, we want him to know we’re easily bought off by some good sushi!