Steve Saylor is a Toronto-based podcaster, radio host, Blind Gamer, YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, Graphic Designer, Content Creator and College Professor all while being blind! Starting in 2015, his entertaining YouTube series “Blind Gamer” fuses humour with his passion for playing video games while being very bad at it. He has generated good PR for the following brands and has garnered positive Media Coverage as a result.
THE MADE IN TORONTO TAKEOVER
As part of the 93-5 The Move Team (now Flow 93.5), Steve was responsible for the social presence of “The MADE IN TORONTO Takeover” a whole day event celebrating local Toronto Hip Hop Artists that turned into a one hour show every Sunday to Thursday.
In addition to boom 97.3’s Behind The Vinyl series we started to garner attention by PR agencies and celebrity representatives in wanting the station to shoot a video with their clients. Because most of them were not musicians, we had to come up with a new concept called 97.3 seconds. We decided upon a concept where we sit celebrities in a chair, put headphones on with music blaring in their ears. All while the entire time had 97.3 seconds to tell their best story ever.
93-5 THE MOVE REMEMBERS BIGGIE
On the 20th anniversary of Notorious BIG’s passing, I was tasked to create a social media video to celebrate and remember him. In my research I found that some of the on-air announcers at the station had very distinct memories of Biggie and his music. Including a story of one announcer who met him and spoke to him 4 days before he passed. This project went from a social media video to a full blown short documentary that was well received in the industry.
With a passion for graphic design for 20+ years, Steve taught himself Photoshop in high school and kept adapting his low vision to learn the basics of graphic design. He has had his work seen by millions of people within the Greater Toronto Area and globally. Below is a small example of work that has had a massive impact on the brands he created designs for.
I had the pleasure of working with IGN on several graphic pieces for their website and YouTube channel. You can see some of that work in the gallery below.