Steve Schwandner is the Founder and President of Schwandner Creativity Center, a 29-year-old marketing and product development consulting firm located in Mason, Ohio. He has applied his customer-driven, team-led design thinking to many different consumer and industrial manufactured products as well as educational facilities, services and ministries. His work has taken to him to all regions of the U.S. and several interesting places internationally. He’s presented for a variety of organizations, including AIA (American Institute of Architects), Idea Festival, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and NSBA (National School Boards Association) as well as lectured at the University of Cincinnati DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning). As an experienced piano player and marketing consultant, he enjoys helping clients understand how the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color and texture) relate to business and bring fresh perspective to various business development challenges.