Who is Stone + Steel Creative?

We’re nonprofit design and branding specialists.

Nonprofits co-exist and compete differently than corporate brands, and our approach reflects that. As one of Nashville’s only nonprofit-focused creative agencies, we have special insight of the landscape and challenges of mission-driven organizations.

We’re not a
typical agency.

We operate somewhere between a “consultant” and “agency” model, offering a depth of mission investment, owner involvement, and personal attention you won’t find with a traditional marketing or PR firm.

We build
customized teams.

Because we’re built for flexibility and well-connected within the creative community, we can assemble the right mix of expert designers, strategists, writers and developers to get the results you want.

We’re your partner
for the long run.

When we enter into a client relationship, we see it as a long-term, ever-evolving, deepening exchange of ideas and knowledge. The longer we know you, the better we can collaborate to serve you.

We do our

Whether we’re diving into your brand’s inner workings or crafting a new logo, everything we touch is backed by industry research, best practices, and a thorough effort to educate ourselves on your goals and challenges.

We’re rooted in the
Nashville community.

Our years of experience and connections in Music City’s nonprofit space give us an insightful perspective on mission-driven work here. Our longtime partnership with Center for Nonprofit Management puts us in close contact with the industry’s best local resources.

Stephanie Simkin


Stephanie has always gravitated toward working with those who are making a difference in the Nashville community and beyond. Stephanie founded Stone + Steel Creative in 2010 to meet the need for creative services tailored specifically to nonprofits, supporting the broad spectrum of vital, valuable work in our middle Tennessee community. Today, Stephanie and her team help organizations from all over Tennessee’s nonprofit community establish strong brand presences and learn to tailor communications to their unique missions and audiences.

In addition to helming Stone + Steel, Stephanie is a branding and communications consultant with Center for Nonprofit Management and a professor of graphic design at Middle Tennessee State University.

Work with us.

We’re ready to help.