About Us
Firefly Creatives
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The Creatives            

Alyson Steakley
I grew up playing under my mom's drawing board while she worked on newspaper ads and magazine paste-ups, so it seemed natural to gravitate toward the design field.

When I left Austin to attend the University of North Texas, I got my first Mac computer and started a typing service. I then started experimenting with a page layout program, and I was hooked!

After graduating from college, I worked for 5 years as a designer at Persidea, a full-service design firm, where I learned the nuts and bolts of design, production, printing and electronic file

  preparation. During this time I became highly proficient in industry-standard programs such as QuarkXpress and Adobe programs -- Illustrator, Photoshop and more recently, InDesign.

Becoming a freelance designer in 1999 gave me the opportunity to pursue a variety of clients and projects.

In 2004, my mom and I combined my focus on print media and logos with her prowess in web design and formed Firefly Creatives, LLC.

Cheri Stringer
I love creating and organizing -- web design gives me the opportunity to do both!

After earning a degree in Graphic Design, I worked at a variety of jobs, including fashion illustrator, advertising artist for a national jewelry chain, art director for an advertising agency, newspaper ad sales and graphic designer for a major oil corporation.

Upon moving to Austin in 1973, I began freelancing and made the transition to designing on the computer in 1987.

Seeking to become more proficient led me to advanced classes in


Photo of Alyson Steakley & Cheri Stringer

computers, web design, html and software such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Combining forces with my daughter, Alyson, has been a winning combination -- it allows us to create seamless marketing via print and web for our clients.

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