Step Graphics was founded by Tony Morgan in 1989 in New York City, and incorporated in 1990. The company provided graphic design services for contemporary art galleries, museums, private artists and fine art publishers. Step Graphics specialized in design for print, including magazine and newspaper advertising, exhibition announcement cards, artist’s books, catalogues, brochures, posters, banners, identities and stationery.
Notable regular art gallery clients from earlier days were Kent Fine Art, Susan Sheehan, Gagosian Gallery, Thea Westreich, Sperone Westwater, Paula Cooper, Barbara Gladstone, Achim Moeller, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Brent Sikkema (now Sikkema Jenkins & Co.), Alexander and Bonin, Baldwin Gallery, and Craig F. Starr. Recent clients included Lehmann Maupin, Eykyn Maclean, and Paul Kasmin.
Step Graphics designed a number of art-related music and soundtrack projects for Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler; and many solo record releases by Arto Lindsay. In the early, pre-mobile days of the web, we designed websites for Matthew Barney, David Byrne, Phyllis Galembo, Diego Cortez and other gallery clients.
Tony Morgan was born in Australia and initially studied photography while working in a professional photo studio in Brisbane, before moving to Melbourne to pursue graphic design studies at the renowned Swinburne Institute of Technology. He moved to New York in 1988 following a very successful year in the industry at Emery Vincent Associates.
Tony Morgan semi-retired in 2018.